This is not my first year as a staff member in a Camp Gan Israel, so when the summer started, I knew exactly what I am expecting and I went with a good attitude. So far, it has been an incredible summer.
Now, let me be honest: It’s not the easiest thing to be a counselor for 12 boys for two full months.
During camp, we the counselors are your child’s parents. That means we wake him up in the morning with a smile, we make sure he has what he needs, we make sure he is clean, we make sure he is eating 3 times a day. If that includes cutting the pieces of the chicken or pouring juice, we do that too.
We coach him during sports, help him with games, make sure the laundry is done and if he needs to schlep the dirty linen, we do that. The list literally goes on and one. I short, we are your child’s summer mother and father.
And when it goes tough, we remind ourselves that what we’re doing is the Rebbe’s holy work and changing children’s lives forever. We go to have to have fun but also because it’s a shlichus.
I know parents pay a lot to send their children to camp, but I would like to ask that they show a little appreciation to your son’s counselors this month. Even if there’s no visiting day or if you can’t make it to visiting day, you can still do it.
You have our cell phone number through which you call and text us. Use the same number to ask for our CashApp or PayPal account to send a tip and show us appreciation.
A dedicated counselor