Camp Counselor 101

Every year I have to field the question, “Why should I go to Camp Counselor training if I am never picked” or “Well I went to Camp Counselor training, when will someone call me?”  only to be disappointed by the beginning of the summer when one realizes that they will probably not be called.

Camp Neotez is a unique place in that it allows teenagers to serve as regular camp counselors.  This is not true of most camps.  That being said, there is an increased amount of expectation that directors have for the teenagers who they will need to depend on and work with.

I thought I would share some insight to being a director and some of the challenges I face as well as the expectations I have for my staff.  These are only my thoughts and they do not represent anyone from the Board or other directors.   That being said, it might help you to think through some of these things on a personal level.  I believe some of the points below will not only help you become a better prospective counselor, but a better student, a better employee and better person in general.

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Feminism – Really?

In today’s culture, except for the message of Jesus Christ, the most important message that we can be teaching our teens is not the message of abstinence but that of purity.  Purity goes beyond just “not having sex” – purity goes to the heart.  I have recently had numerous conversations with young ladies who have given their heart (and at least some of their body) to a young man only to have it ripped up and thrown out.

I plead with young ladies to listen to the 1st half hour of this 3 part series on FamilyLife Today.  I plead with MOMS to listen with them – it’s 1/2 hour that may change the direction of your daughter’s life! (Although, I’m pretty sure you will want to listen to the other 2 parts as well). As parents let’s stand up for our daughters and not just turn them over to culture AND the Evil One!   Let’s live Deuteronomy 6 and keep our children from one day having to undo all the things culture is trying to teach them!   They may roll their eyes now but one day they will thank you! –

Dads / Moms / Sons / Daughters


Dads – you need to be listening to this! It’s time to step up in our families. It’s time to lead! It’s time to fight for your family! The culture is pulling your family in all directions away from God! It’s time to stand up and say “No More!”

Moms – if you have to listen to this first to encourage your husband, please invest the time! SINGLE MOMS – after you listen to this, let’s talk about options for you.

Sons – this explains the kind of Godly young man you need to be becoming!

Daughters – Don’t settle for less than what God wants to bless you with!

At the following link there is a 4-part series that every parent and child needs to listen to! Parents, you will be blessed! The author of the book What He Must Be If He Wants To Marry My Daughter” is being interviewed

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