Last year, Kara taught archery at camp and worked the full summer on the junior line. She was a much-loved counselor – probably because she always had a sunny attitude, and clearly made her campers’ experience her top priority. This May, she will be graduating Summa Cum Laude (aka she’s really smart!) with a degree in Early Childhood Education. Congratulations, Kara! Your future students will be blessed to have you as their teacher.
Camp counseling is a unique, fun, and exhausting job. Counselors are constantly being creative, hanging out with kids, and putting the campers needs ahead of their own. Hopefully a summer camp job experience also gives those brave enough to sign the contract an experience that will aid them in their future careers as well. It’s not surprising that many camp counselors at Rockbrook are education majors, however skills such as event planning, working well with a diverse set of people, learning how to generate enthusiasm, etc, are applicable in virtually every field – not to mention practice for parenting!