Our Wonderful Summer Camp Staff
At Kenwood and Evergreen in NH we invest a great deal in our wonderful camp staff, recognizing the difference it makes in the experience of our children. Our campers live in spacious cabins of 7 or 8 campers and two full-time general counselors. General Counselors have one responsibility: to supervise and nurture the campers in their bunk and age group. General Counselors spend their days with their campers, from teeth brushing to meal times to activities to putting them to bed. Our General Counselors model the behaviors that are a part of the Kenwood & Evergreen experience – warmth, fun, kindness, and caring.
General & Specialty Counselors
Our general counselors accompany their campers to activities, which are planned and supervised by specialty counselors. Specialty counselors are qualified men and women who have been hired for their teaching and coaching skills, and are excited to instruct young people in their particular sport or art.
The majority of our general counselors are former campers. We invite you to hear them discuss why growing up at Kenwood and Evergreen was so powerful, and why they love being counselors today.
As part of our commitment to our Camp community, all staff members are required to participate in an annual and lengthy, rigorous Staff Training. Counselors and Specialists spend up to two weeks participating in seminars that focus on child development, bunk life management, anti-bullying strategies, coaching and teaching techniques, risk assessment, and much more. We also bring in cutting-edge management and child development experts, such as Michael Thompson, Catherine Steiner-Adair, Michael Brandwein, Jeff Leiken, Norman Friedman, Ethan Schaffer and Dr. Christopher Thurber, to address our staff.
Have you considered whether you want your child’s camp to allow video games and iphones? Please visit our page about the importance of Summers Unplugged.