What Type of Camp Counselor Are You?
Camp counselors are a unique bunch of people. Here are a few distinct characters that you’ve probably run into at your camp. Which one are you?
THE MORNING PERSON
Most days, you’re up at 6 a.m. so you can get everything organized before your campers start to rise. You go for a run. You take a lengthy eight-minute shower (you usually only get four!). You practice the new friendship bracelet making technique you’ve been preparing for Crafts. You teach yourself water polo before Aquatic Sports that afternoon. You make your cot. You watch your campers sleep (in a non-creepy way). And you’re in bed by 9 p.m. to get your much- needed nine hours.
THE COUNSELOR WHO STILL WANTS TO BE A CAMPER
Did someone say impromptu fencing class in the woods? You’re so there. Oh wait, you have to teach it? You don’t know how to fence…Just fake-stab some campers and try not to make them cry! Cabin prank war? You bring the shaving cream and the water guns. It’s Quiet Time? Time for you to sleep for 3 hours! Except don’t sleep through the counselor meeting again…for the fourth time. Let’s face it – the only reason you became a counselor is so you’d never have to leave camp. Ever.
Congratulations, you’re a parent! Or at least you’ve convinced yourself that you are. Every time one of your campers gets a meatball in the eye at the annual food fight, you feel their pain. Every time your cabin wins the windsurfing competition, you feel their joy. You have a special corner in the rec room where you comfort homesick children. You love kids, and you’re probably going to end up as a mom/teacher/youth group leader/child-yoga instructor after college.
THE FUTURE BROADWAY DIRECTOR
The end-of-camp talent show is your JAM. You hold daily rehearsals for your entire cabin during Quiet Time. Your campers want to sing “Let It Go” from “Frozen”? Too bad! You make them sing “On My Own” from “Les Mis.” You even turn campfire time into a sing-a-long rehearsal. You stay up most nights writing camp parodies of Katy Perry songs – originality is key! And when your cabin wins the talent show, you fake cry and thank your campers even though you know they’re hopeless without you.
Written by Lizzie Goodell
Designed by Carolyn Bahar
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