One week…an eternal impact.
2019 Counseling Program
Research shows that the quality of the staff/camper interaction is the most important factor resulting in a positive camp experience and growth for a camper. As a counselor at Whitehall Camp, YOU make the greatest impact in a camper’s life! It’s not the speaker, or the band. It’s not the insanely AMAZING camp food, or the friends they come to camp with. While all these things supplement their camp experience, it’s YOU, their counselor, who makes the greatest impact on their time at camp!
Here at Whitehall, we strive to provide the best camp experience to our campers. As stated before, that largely involves you, the counselor. You are the ones on the “front-line” of ministry, and we know the work is demanding, but don’t forget how fulfilling it is too! We want to do all that we can do to equip and support you as you lead and minister to these students.
Here are some things you can expect from us…
Encouragement… As counselors to our campers, we will strive to come alongside you providing encouragement, and prayer not just during your time at camp. We want to be a part of your life outside the camping season! Let us know how we can be in prayer over you, and how we can celebrate with you!
Direction…Counseling isn’t easy! We know that! We want to commit to equip you with as much “Know How” as we can before you interact with your campers. But, we also promise to be there during the process, problem solving and loving on your campers together as a team.
Trust…If we are willing to put kids in your care for a week, we trust you! We know that you’re here for the campers and have their best interest at heart.
So, now that you know what to expect from us…what do we expect from you…?
A positive role model…To model to your campers a life and attitude that reflects Christ
A team player…working to engage in the camp community and building a positive community among the campers in your counselor group
A caretaker…being the “parents” of your campers. Prioritizing their safety, and creating a positive and supportive environment for your campers
A servant…being willing to put the needs of campers and other counselors before your own
Responsible…making good choices to care for yourself and your campers. Abiding by camp policy and procedures
Professional…conducting yourself as a child care professional at all times
Intentional…being willing to pour into and invest in your campers, even when it’s hard. Showing them the love of Christ in every situation, no matter how tired you are.
Enthusiastic…enjoying being around the campers and letting them know with your words, and actions. Actively engaging in camper activities with a positive and joyful attitude.
Sound like something you might be interested in!? We are now accepting applications for 2018! There are several opportunities to serve! Can’t commit to a whole week? We can always use counselors for our weekend winter camp!