Nov 5, 2008, 5:02 PM
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Hi, I run a summer camp in Los Angeles called Aloha Beach Camp. One of the questions parents ask us all the time is, "Who are your counselors, and how do you pick them?"
What we look for in a potential camp counselor
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I'm new to this message board, but just wanted to lend my two cents for anyone who might be searching for a job at camp: The most important criteria for us are that any potential staff memeber is 1) mature, and 2) has at least one year of college, and 3) will be a positive role model to our campers. (Prior experience is helpful, but not required.)
I don't know about how other camp directors feel (I'd be interested to know), but for us, that's pretty much it. If we feel the applicant meets this initial criteria, then we will have them go through a pretty rigorous interview process which includes drug testing, a criminal background check and more.
If you are a potential staff person and have any specific questions I can answer, please feel free to ask. Thanks!
(This post was edited by stephenwinbaum on Nov 6, 2008, 7:16 AM)