What's a day in the life like for someone in a general counselor role at Ramapo for Children?

What's a day in the life like for someone in a general counselor role at Ramapo for Children?
2018-11-13T21:06:29Z 1
2018-11-13T21:06:29Z

Former General Counselor at Ramapo for Children

almost 2 years ago
So, this varies a little bit depending on which age group you work with. I worked with older teenage girls. On an average day, general counselors woke up at around 7:30 am for an area meeting at 7:50. We woke up our kids around 8am and got them ready for breakfast at 8:30. After breakfast we would go to our assigned activities for the day until lunch. My area (called the Hill, comprised of teenage girls) swam in the pool and lake in the morning. All counselors are required to swim almost everyday (but if you can't swim, that's not a problem). After we went to change we would go to one more activity before lunch. After lunch we had about 4 or 5 activities until dinner, and after dinner we had one activity before all campers showered and went to bed. As a general counselor, it would be your job to help the campers in your bunk go through each activity and participate yourself. You get two periods of activities off almost every day. Other activities include sports, challenge courses, cooking, fishing, etc. The days are long, and you have to check out each night, going over any problems that might have occurred during the day. We often checked out at 9:30/10 pm. After we checked out, we had the night to ourselves. There are also nighttime duties that we rotated through, however. Some nights I was on duty until 12 am.
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