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Posts Tagged ‘California Summer Camps’

From Caterpillar to Butterfly: How Camp Transforms

You can spot them from a mile away- the shy, overwhelmed camper slowly emerging from the busload of cheerfully shouting kids. This new camper creeps out of the masses and quietly moves to the outskirts of the excitement.  The reserved camper, like a caterpillar, has no idea of what they can and will become with…

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Working as a Camp Counselor to Boost Your Resume

Internships, volunteer work, GPAs, oh my! Putting together a resume is tricky business, but as any employer will tell you, having a strong resume is critical to being considered for that dream job.  With more and more qualified applicants joining the workforce every day, having the same old summer internships on your resume won’t make…

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Camp Through the Eyes of Staff

When it comes to camp, it’s all about the kids and the joy that they experience during their summer away, but have you ever wondered what camp is like from the other side?  What is it like to be an adult working in the land of children? Speaking as a pro, it’s difficult to put…

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Making the Transition from Day Camp to Sleepaway Camp

It’s that time of the year again when making summer plans jumps to the forefront of all of our minds. Although the thought of falling into the same day camp routine as last summer might seem tempting, for many families, it is time to consider sending the kids to sleepaway camp. Sleepaway camp provides opportunities…

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5 Tips for First Time Counselors

Congratulations, you got the job of your dreams and you are set to spend your summer months blissfully working at summer camp. But for now, with a few months until camp officially kicks off you might find yourself wondering what camp will be like and you might even start to feel some pre-camp jitters coming…

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What Do We Really Do All Year

You see us running around all summer long, playing, laughing, micromanaging…but have you wondered what it is that our camp staff does outside of the summer months?  After a few busy months, what is it that we all do when the kids head back to school and the weather cools down?  Contrary to popular belief,…

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Back to Camp 2017

Back To Camp has come and gone, and the official countdown to summer 2017 has begun! The weekend was filled with laughter, new friends, plenty of hot chocolate, and even some snow! Counselors traveled from around the country to join in on the amazing weekend back at camp. On Saturday morning we picked up a…

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Why I Return To Camp Because…..

As a seasoned California summer camps veteran, I get questioned frequently about my journey through years of summer camp life. A few summers into my camp life, a friend asked, “Haven’t you already done camp?  Why do you want to go back again?” With such a simple question, I was immediately filled with an overwhelming…

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Why Looking for a California Overnight Camp now is Important

The leaves are changing colors, pumpkin spice lattes are back in season, and summer camp is likely the last thing on your mind. Although the summer seems to be only a distant thought, there is no time like the present to get thinking about summer plans- especially if summer camp is on your kids’ to…

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Healthy Habits You Learn At An Overnight Summer Camp

Overnight Summer Camp is full of fun, sun, and games, but camp can also help children to pick up some important healthy habits. While most kids at camp are more focused on taking on new adventures and meeting new friends, healthy habits are developed naturally during a stay most California summer camps. While at camp,…

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