There is one song that I put on every end-of-summer slide show: http://youtu.be/3KwEuNapzt0 This is why you work at camp, counselor. This is why you let campers exhaust you. This is why you teach them to tie their shoes, how to make friends, which way is north, and the proper way to hold a canoe … Continue reading Motivational Monday: Dream Big
Below, a video of a commenced speech by Jim Carrey says everything I want to say today. Give it your all. Live your dream. Shape your purpose. https://youtu.be/J5pgrnstX6w
So, today I got this message from my "I'm in a hurry" breakfast: And I almost missed it. Not only did I not read what my Luna Bar was telling me until after I'd taken a bite, but I literally almost allowed myself to miss today's awesome. I could have gotten wrapped up in the … Continue reading Motivational Monday: Live Up to the Luna Bar
There comes a time in every camp director's life when they have to tell someone "no." Not the average, everyday "no, you can't have a slip and slide for village night" or "no, I can't let your child come to the phone." I'm talking about the hard ones. The "no, I'm sorry, you've made a terminal … Continue reading On Saying “No”
I made the dang stromboli.
1. You were hired for a reason. We talked to probably 3 or more people for your exact position, and decided to offer you the position. 2. Chacos are not in the uniform. Staff shirt? Check! Sunscreen? You betcha! But you don't have to have a name brand shoe to work at camp. Nor do you need an … Continue reading 13 Things I Wish My Summer Staff Knew
KT Tunstall (you know, that "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" chick) has a song about how, after all these years, she's still a weirdo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnHT9CSjqyM ...and it's OK! Camp people are weirdos. Let's face it. We live 10 months for 2 months (or 9 for 3 if you're lucky) and you can't really take … Continue reading Motivational Monday: Still a Weirdo