We’ve identified a handful of areas that we’d like our campers to grow in throughout the summer, which we call the Five Stars. They are: inspiration, integrity, teamwork, friendship, and independence. What’s the most effective way to teach these skills to our campers? By hiring counselors who will model these character skills throughout the summer. And you know what the beauty of that is for you? Because teaching is also the best way to learn, you’ll grow too, and gain increased ability in the very same skills you model for your campers. Here’s a tour of what we’re talking about:
Friendship and Teamwork
Working as a team, and the friendships that’ll come out of this, are as native to camp as any of our other storied traditions. The experiences that our counselors endure bind them together, and provide stories you’ll laugh about for years to come. You’ll be surrounded with people who are as silly as they are supportive, and love to have fun, just like you do. Friendships made at camp will last a lifetime, we love providing this place for you to meet special people.
Independence and Inspiration
Independence and inspiration go hand in hand at camp. The responsibilities that camp charges you with: to provide a fun, supportive environment for campers, are actually quite liberating. While your co-counselors–as well as the senior staff and directors–are always quick to help, its up to YOU to meet the challenges that punctuate a camp day. Working as a counselor, you’ll get a dose of independence that’s unlikely to be matched in any job you’ll find elsewhere, and that’s an inspiring thing.
Much like you’ll teach your campers, we expect you to always strive to do what’s right. While that may seem like an obvious prerequisite to working at Everwood and adhering to our mission, a summer spent living the mission will mature your understanding of why integrity is so important. Doing the right thing is a door opener, and at camp it can lead you into a deeper understanding of yourself, and the power you have to enrich a child’s life.
A lot of people like to say they make a difference, but at camp you actually will. Once you start seeing your impact, you will be able to name it, claim it, and proclaim it–you will appreciate, in your heart, how much your influence truly matters.
The summer is full of moments where you will spark a camper’s imagination, ignite their confidence, and set them on a path to surprising themselves and doing extraordinary things. THIS is the wonder of a summer spent with us: that you’re guaranteed to have a positive influence in someone else’s life. And you will gain a lifetime membership into a warm, welcoming community of our staff, our campers and their families. Are you ready for all that? We thought so. Now come check out what you need to do next.