Welcome to Camps Equinunk and Blue Ridge. We are thrilled that you are considering joining our summer camp family and we're eager to share with you the philosophy and values that have made our sleep away camps so incredible, and a summer home to thousands of campers, staff, and alumni.
Ask almost anyone who has ever been a counselor here about his or her first summer. They will probably tell you stories that will easily explain why so many of them come back year after year. Summer camp is a very special kind of community that re-forms every season, beginning with the very first day of staff orientation.
The spirit is infectious. You'll feel it from day one. Then when the campers arrive, the fun - and the serious, hard work - begins. After all, even out here in the sun and the fresh air and amid all the fabulous facilities and equipment, one fact is never forgotten: We - that means every staff member - are caring for parents' most precious possessions, their children.
We need to mention something important: You're not out there all by yourself. We're here to help you establish memorable relationships with the campers. You'll be trained by experts, guided by experienced summer camp professionals, and will always have somewhere to turn. As a result, you'll learn a whole lot about yourself and build skills in teamwork, motivation and inter-personal relationships that will serve you well throughout your career - no matter what that might be - and throughout your life.