As an employee of Rockbrook, you are so much more than a cabin counselor. You’re a role model, best friend, leader, silly dancing partner, mentor, tetherball opponent, confidante…and the list goes on. The host of diverse roles you hold at camp is truly amazing, which is why the flexibility of your personhood is so important. Whether its through an invitation from a camper to make a friendship bracelet during Free Swim or a cabin-wide hair braiding session before a square dance, you’ll quickly find that campers, both in your cabin and outside of it, sincerely look up to depend on you.
Could you imagine a more important and fulfilling job? As women ages 18-mid 20s, we’ve all been well-versed on the modern cultural climate, and the harsh and often double standards it imposes on females. Everyday, girls (and boys!) are exposed to and internalize strong messages from a variety of sources that tell them how they ought to act, what they ought to eat, and ultimately, who they ought to be. At camp, girls are removed from their mainstreamed environments, and having no access to the standards and pressures of the outside world, they can really build a new sense of self–a sense of self that emulates their counselors in their cabin, not the celebrities in their magazines. You’re given an incredible gift as a counselor: the ability to set positive new standards for young girls. You’re a hero for young females. Better yet, you’re a SheHero, and you have a huge hand in the shift towards self-love, self-respect, and empowerment within and among young females. So, you go girl!