There’s more to prepping for camp than packing your backpack. Here are 5 things to do before you get on the bus:
1. Train. I don’t care if you were a summer camp counselor in college, cp with your troop or were a CIT. Time can get the best of all of us. Show up to camp training and any other outdoor training. You will walk in far more confident in leading 20 to 30 girls.
2. Meet your co-leaders. Typically that may be at training, but you may want to trade texts or email addresses with ideas.
3. Plan for weather. We’ve had years in the 60s and the 90s, and one where we were flooding. All of which impact what the girls can and will be able to do.
4. Make friends. Because of the relationships I’ve made, I know I can email our council science center rep and have info ready for butterfly gardens or bugs at the ready. And they appreciate resources getting used.
5. Tap into strengths. God did not give me the singing gene; I give the role of sickest to our aides or co’s. Likewise, my co’s know I will l likely come to planning meeting with 16 different ideas on Pinterest.
What other things would you want a new camp leader to know?