I have just finished a full week of interviewing potential staff members for summer 2009. Wow! Our campers certainly are going to be in excellent hands. I am so very impressed by the number of energetic, caring people who are competing for the honour of spending the day with your kids.
With all these wonderful applicants, you might wonder how we decide who our counselors will be. It’s not an easy decision, but here are just a few of the characteristics we look for in the perfect counselor:
- lots of experience and/or training working with children
- a special insight into the thoughts, feelings, and behavior of children
- skills and experience in at least one activity area (and usually more than one!)
- a fun personality
- excellent character values
- a LOT of energy!
We will be posting bios of our new staff within the next week or so. I can’t wait to start working with these great people!