Guidelines for Camp Counselors

Summer camp is an experience that millions of our children enjoy every year. It is also a time in which caretaking responsibilities may be transferred from the child's family to others: the camp staff, including the camp counselor. In meeting your caretaking responsibilities, you may encounter obstacles - the children placed in your care come from an unknown background; they have had experiences you may not know about; and some will bring problems that you do not have the experience or training to address properly. In spite of these disadvantages, you are in a position to be a source of strength and help to children placed in your care.