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Becoming a Camp Counselor

Camping is an experience that everyone should have cuz there's nothing better than going away to a camp filled with cool kids and fun activities! So wouldn't a camp be one of the best places to work during your summer vacation? Find out how to become a camp counselor!

Camp Counselors - Helping Kids Have Fun

Summer camps last anywhere from a few days to eight weeks. During that time, counselors supervise the campers 24/7 and plan fun-filled recreational activities for them, like arts and crafts, canoeing, hiking and campfire games. This is a great way to prepare for any type of career cuz you'll improve your people skills and problem-solving abilities. With more than 12,000 summer camps in the US, it shouldn't be too hard to find a job as a camp counselor. Just check job boards and the Web for camp job listings. If you're not old enough to be a camp counselor, you can try spending the summer as a counselor-in-training to learn all about camp life, counseling kids and dealing with problems. But the downside is that you won't get paid - you might even have to pay to attend camp!

Camp Counselors - Skills Checklist

Almost anyone can become a camp counselor, but if you're a loner who doesn't like being around people, then maybe this isn't the job for ya. Run down this checklist to see if you have what it takes to be the coolest counselor around!

  • Lots of energy and enthusiasm.
  • Creativity.
  • Experience with kids (babysitting is a great way to gain experience cuz babysitters and camp counselors are kinda similar - they plan activities for kids and watch over them to make sure they stay safe).
  • Knowledge of first aid skills.
  • Camping and/or aquatic experience.
  • A love for outdoor life - this is an absolute must, cuz have you ever heard of camping at a five-star hotel?

Camp Counselors - The Best Camp for You

Look for camps that interest you and will use your strengths. Apply to a basketball camp if you like shooting hoops, a spirit camp if you're a cheerleader, or a music camp if you're an accomplished musician. And for those of you who can't bear to be away from home for even a day, check out a local day camp. Whichever type of camp you apply to, you'll gain valuable experience to add to your resume.

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Best Thing About Camp?

  • Making new friends.
  • Playing pranks on camp counselors.
  • Toasting marshmallows over the campfire.
  • Being away from my parents!

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I'll be honest, I don't think that it's very fair that you're placing so much blame on your mother. Cancer is very hard to heal in any animal or person. She may of been able to help one spot, but that doesn't mean that she was going to be able to heal the rest. There's a slim chance that they could of made it through, but it's probably for the best that she put him down. Cancer is a painful thing to go through for dogs and humans alike. It would of been worse to push it. As for the depression, I understand where you're coming from with it. It's a difficult thing to go through and it makes things hard to do. I've struggled with things in the past and sometimes still do, so take my word on this: Eat. What. You. Can. Don't starve yourself. Don't binge. Don't do anything. Keep eating. Your health matters too. You need to find things to do, like hobbies (drawing, reading, writing, ect.) and spend time with friends when you can. At least talk to your friends, don't push them away. They're there for you, even when they might not know how to be. Don't be ashamed to cry, it's perfectly fine too. It's a better alternative of getting things out than a lot of things you could be doing. Do not, under any circumstances, start cutting. Take it from someone who's dealt with it on a personal level in several ways, do not start it. It is not something you "won't get addicted too" and it will not be a "one time thing." Do not try it. Do not start it. Do not try to find "softer" alternatives to cutting. Self-harm is not a fixer, it does not help anything. It isn't something to be ashamed of. It's a personal issue along with mental illness. But it is a very big deal. "And to go and kill him like that instead of getting him help?" There isn't always a place to help. Sometimes it won't do the things we wish it would.
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RavenClawRaina
My dog, Loki, was old and had cancer. He was 14. My mom healed one of his cancer spots but not even a month later, she put him down. He had life in him. He played like a puppy. If she healed one spot, why couldnt she heal the rest? He could have lived right? He was like my little brother, I loved him like one. He was family. Every since he passed, Ive been depressed. Losing weight and not wanting to go out and hangout with friends. Me and my mom get into fights more. At some points, I hate her for what she did. I dont dare tell anyone about my depression and I cry every night until 3:30 am. I have considered cutting but I dont want anyone to judge me. Im not going to but I just want someone to understand what his loss did to my heart. Ive had him since i was a baby. He was my best friend. And to go and kill him like that instead of getting him help? I was mad. Can anyone relate? Can someone help me? ( im not going to a therapist btw ) UGH WHAT DO I DO?!  
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Pokemonlegends05
Sometimes Video Games can Cheer you up as well. Happy, Vibrant Games: New Super Mario Bros. U Pokemon Shuffle Any of the Mario Party games. Minecraft Super Mario 3d world (Wow, a ton of Mario games :p) Jak and Daxter Super Mario 64 These are useful for making this :e into this  =(
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SecretBlogger
 No. Nope. Uh-uh! If he's trying to force you to do something you don't want to, like That, then i suggest you walk away. Say "no" plain and simple, and let him know what you think of that stuff. 
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Pink_Cool_Girl
Do NOT sleep with him. Not matter WHAT, DO NOT SLEEP WITH HIM!!!
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