25 Ways to Make More Impact this Summer

Photo by Roderick Cooney, www.thecampphotographer.com

By Jack Schott

Simple tips for counselors to make your job a little easier and make sure the kids have an even better time this summer. When you are at your best the campers are having a great time, learning, connecting, and ready to take on the world. You are the unfair advantage summer camp has to make more impact this summer.

1)  USE KIDS’ NAMES 3 TIMES

2)  HAVE A CATCH PHRASE OR REPEATING JOKE

3)  TELL KIDS YOUR ROLE

4)  GET ON THEIR LEVEL

5)  HAVE A GOOODIE BAG

6)  SMILE AND BOUNCE

7)  TELL KIDS WHERE YOU LEARNED THINGS

8)  5 FINGERS (STAY POSITIVE, DON’T POINT FINGERS, RESPECT, COMMITMENT, DON’T FORGET THE LITTLE GUY)

9)  GO FOR A WALK TO DE-ESCALATE CONFLICT

10)  PULL OUT YOUR BALLOON

11)  TALK WITH THE SUN AT CAMPERS’ BACKS

12)  1 ON 1 EVERY DAY

13)  ANYTHING CAN BE AWESOME

14)  HAVE A PLAN FOR WHEN KIDS ARRIVE

15)  GIVE KIDS THE SCHEDULE

16)  ASK CAMPERS FOR HELP

17)  TAKE OFF YOUR SUNGLASSES

18)  EVERYONE HAS A THING

19)  PICTIONARY TELEPHONE

20) HAVE A PLAN FOR DOWN TIME

21) MAKE SURE YOU KNOW ONE GO TO SONG - OH A MILKSHAKE

22) AND SKIT -DIRECTORS SKIT

23) AND NO PROP GAME -YEE HAW

24)AND NEVER TELL -GREEN GLASS DOOR

25) ALWAYS HAVE A WATCH AND A WATER BOTTLE


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