According to a Huffington Post news article called Camp Counselor as Modern-Day Superhero, a former camp counselor, now turned writer said "While my life as a camper shaped me, it was being a camp counselor that defined me. This was my first significant leadership role."
Traditional camps that provide an experience based around fun are hard to come by these days, especially ones that offer leadership responsibilities and freedom to their camp counselors.
Camp Sacandaga is true to its roots and provides the educational setting for counselors to learn and grow to become the future leaders of America.
There are three key principles that are strongly drilled into both campers and staff alike: kindness, respect, and responsibility. With these core philosophies, it provides the proper instruction to become respectable, productive leaders in life.
On top of providing a traditional, fun camp experience, Camp Sacandaga provides counselors with the proper training to excel in the summer sessions, as well as skills they can apply to their future endeavors. Here are six examples why camp counselors will be the future leaders of America:
● Responsibility. Counselors are responsible for the campers assigned to their respective cabin. Therefore, they must learn to care for and lead these campers throughout their time at camp.
● Leadership. By being in charge of a cabin of campers, counselors must lead by example. This trait wraps tightly with responsibilities, since leaders have a lot of duties to their work and their peers.
● Freedom. Being away at camp for about a month during the summer comes with the freedom to be on their own. This proves they are mature enough to take care of themselves on their own and manage themselves.
● Time Management. As counselors, they have the duty of making sure their campers are on time for camp activities and meals. Leaders must know deadlines and important dates, and only by setting aside time will the task be complete.
● Scheduling. In a traditional camp, campers are given various activities to partake in. Counselors must learn to schedule and plan accordingly.
● Appreciation. Counselors working at the camp for the summer are in it for many reasons, but it is always important to appreciate the work that is done and strive for growth.
Article written by Stephanie Son. firstname.lastname@example.org