Why Camp Counselors Can Out-Parent Parents
“Children love to learn, but they get tired of being taught by adults. Children want to learn from older children, and, at a camp that means older campers, C.I.T.’s (counselors in training) and camp counselors. They want to live with them, emulate them, absorb them. In our age-segregated society, camp is the only place in America where an 11-year-old can get the sustained attention of a 19-year-old. In return for the attention of these ‘older children,’ campers will make sacrifices.”
-Michael Thompson, New York Times. “Why Camp Counselors can Out-Parent Parents.”
At North Star, we have an amazing staff. They teach campers valuable lessons and skills by being positive and supportive role models. Counselors have a massive impact on the boys they interact with and often create lasting bonds with campers. Our staff are integral in creating and maintaining the positive and growth oriented culture that we pride ourselves on at North Star.