Camp Counseling: A "Real" Job

Camp directors know it, former counselors know it, but not all young people and their parents know it: Camp counseling is "real" job, with real benefits for someone preparing to enter the workforce.

Elizabeth Dawson Shreckhise, assistant director of Camp Alleghany in Lewisburg, W.Va., explains why in this great blog post:

In it, she notes that camp counseling is a top job, providing life experience, workplace skills and solid career tools.

She also mentions our article, "Writing Camp Jobs On A Resume" from the September issue of Camp Business magazine, which states: "The truth is leadership experiences at high-quality summer camps teach life skills, and hone a work ethic that pays dividends throughout an equally demanding non-camp career. Coach staff members to switch gears and embrace a professional presentation, not just a professional description, of their work at camp."

So remember to remind your counselors that they are doing valuable work that will benefit not only their campers, but themselves, as well.