Monthly Archives: June 2012

Counselor Hiring and Training: How to Turn Good People Into Great Counselors

by Bill McMahon, Co-Director

Running an overnight summer camp is a daunting task since at the most fundamental level it is about being “in loco parentis” for a large number of kids—at Moosilauke, about 140.  An overnight camp is responsible for the totality of a camper’s life, including everything from daily hygiene and nutrition, to emotional happiness, to skill development.

Many factors go into a camp’s ability to provide a safe,

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