Cheley Counseling Staff Positions
Counseling Staff members are assigned to a specific job in one camp unit. Every counselor is, first of all, a cabin counselor involved in the person-to-person relationships of guiding campers. All counseling staff live with and are responsible for a group of campers. They write weekly reports to parents, supervise meals, maintain discipline, and set a good example. Counselors also help campers with laundry, making beds, homesickness, and personal hygiene.
Counselors need to have the ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, communicate effectively with campers and peers, and provide necessary instruction to campers. All counselors must have the visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity, the cognitive ability to plan and conduct the activity safely, and the physical ability and strength necessary to lead the activity five days a week. Counselors must be prepared for long hours, minimal personal time and many rewards. Counselors must enjoy young people and have a sense of fair and effective discipline.