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Camp Is for the Camper: A Counselor's Guide to Youth Development Paperback – September 1, 2007
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Being a camp counselor is a tremendous experience, yet it can be stressful if they are not well prepared to deal with the many and varied behaviors of campers. Camp is for the Camper gives counselors quick, easy options to address many regular situations.
Catalina Island Camps bought a copy for each counselor and I can see how they will refer to it many times to help get ideas about how to best meet the needs of individual campers and their whole cabin group.
Often it hardest for a counselor to come ask a supervisor for help because they don't want to look as if they can't do their job. Of course, we train counselors to ask for help, but many still don't ask and since we know they want to do well, they will probably turn to this book for ideas and solutions.
The book reiterates many of the things we talk about in staff orientation, but we always wonder if counselors really took it to heart. For many counselors, reading a similiar message written by ACA professionals will give them a second chance to understand many critical issues to the success of our camp.
Along with the Camp is for the Camper Online course, this is a powerful training tool for every camp counselor in every camp across the country.
If you are a counselor, you will find it very useful. If you are a director, buy it for your staff!
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There isn't too much to say outside of the fact that this is a WONDERFUL guide for both new and experienced camp counselors. Read morePublished on March 5, 2013 by SunDevil03
This book was very helpful to me. I will be working at a residential camp this summer, and found it very interesting. Read morePublished on May 22, 2011 by Jspence_93