Intended for any camping program, How to Be a Great Camp Counselor isn’t stuffed with useless puff and theory. It’s an easy-to-read, easy-to-follow, practical book that fully equips even novice counselors to professionally handle everyday camp problems.
You’ll learn how to:
- Handle homesickness––without giving in.
- Make friends with campers––on the first day.
- Discipline––without yelling, torture, or ridicule.
- Enforce “problem preventing” cabin rules––without being a bully.
- Be a friend––without sacrificing authority.
- Get kids to “open up” in a discussion––and exactly what to do when you can’t get a discussion going.
- Stop after-dark bathroom visits––without creating a problem.
- Get campers to sleep in about 15 minutes––every night.
- Stop a bully in his tracks––without being one yourself.
- Conduct a successful story time––without being boring.
- Have manners in camp––38 “for examples.”
- Measure success––using a 16-point checklist.
- Set goals and why they work.
- Work like part of a team.
- Have a safe and successful cookout.
- Recognize the different camper personality types.
- File campers using birth order, family, and culture.
- Make the last night of camp a “night to remember.”
- Follow up on campers.
Plus, you’ll get insight in a variety of situations with practical advice on exactly what to say:
- To a homesick camper––and what not to say.
- To make a camper feel “at home.”
- To get kids excited about their coming week at camp.
- When you want to find out where the camper is coming from––20 specific questions to ask.
Moreover, you’ll learn what to do:
- About child abuse––including 10 common symptoms of sexual abuse.
- When you’re abused by a camper.
- When a counselor falls in love at camp.
- About practical jokes.
- During registration time.
- With the camper who insists on calling home.