10 Reasons Why Hiring a Former Camp Counselor is a good idea

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When I speak with friends who work in other industries, I always tell them that if you have an applicant who has been a camp counselor and has a positive reference from that camp, they should move to the top of that pile of applications that are overflowing on their desk.  A camp counselor is one of the hardest jobs out there. It is not all fun and games. Here is my list of the top 10 qualities you get when you hire someone who has been a camp counselor:

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Skills learned at camp prepare children for school

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Now that the holidays are over, and families have settled in to a new semester, it’s a good time for parents to reflect on their child’s growth and development during this school year. Parents of children who attended a great summer camp last year will notice that skills learned over the summer are reflected in their child’s school performance: Camp becomes a bridge between school grade levels, keeping children on the path to success.

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Do Kids Need Friends?

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Human beings are social beings. We come into the world programmed to respond and relate to others. Early in life children begin to interact with children outside the family - in child care settings, play groups, and preschool programs. The friendships children have with each other are different than those they have with parents and relatives. Starting young and continuing through adulthood, friendships are among the most important activities of life.  Friendships are not just a luxury; they are a necessity for healthy psychological development.

 

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