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About Our Training

Why Should You
Become a Star Counselor?

If you are interested in working as a camp counselor, The Star Counselor training is a must-have experience for you! Our interactive trainings will provide you with important skills and knowledge that to help you stand out as an excellent camp counselor and lead groups of campers with confidence and ease.


You'll receive training in conflict resolution, leadership development, team building, inclusion, first aid, emergency management, camper safety, and communication. You'll also learn how to facilitate fun camp activities such as songs, games, and crafts.


You'll learn directly from two camp directors with decades of experience in the camp world. Jamie and Weslie know what makes a Star Counselor, and we are ready to teach you all about how to successfully work with kids so you, your co-counselors and your campers can all have a safe, fun and memorable summer!

The Details

Essentials Training Info - Geared toward 7th-12th grade

  • The Essentials training is a one-day training for a total of 6 hours.

  • Great for teens applying for Junior Counselor roles.

  • Participants should bring a lunch and snacks + water bottle.

  • Come to the training prepared to be outside for parts of the day.


Advanced Training Info - Geared to 10th Grade through College

  • The Advanced training is a two-day training for a total of 12 hours.

  • Great for young adults applying for Senior Counselor and Lead Counselor roles.

  • Participants should bring a lunch and snacks + water bottle for both days.

  • Come to the training prepared to be outside for parts of the day.


Upon Graduation from The Star Counselor:

  • Graduates will each receive a Star Counselor Guidebook packed with games, activities, songs, and other helpful info they can bring to camp.

  • Graduates will receive a Certificate of Completion and a Star Counselor T-Shirt.

  • Graduates of The Star Counselor Training will have access to summer camp job resources and connections to local summer camp directors.

For Camp Directors

Graduates of The Star Counselor will be a step ahead and ready to interview for jobs at your camp - and more importantly ready to show up on day one ready to be an awesome addition to your staff! After graduating from The Star Counselor, counselors will have valuable training in the essential areas listed above!


If you are looking to connect with our Graduates to join your staff, we'd love to help. Contact Us!

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