Read the Staff Manual


The Counselor Staff Manual is now available online! Inside is a collection of policies, procedures, guidelines, and words of wisdom that will help you perform your job excellently. Each staff member is required to read and understand its contents. Don’t take it for granted because you grew up coming to camp. Every summer is an opportunity to learn something new.

This resource is a work in progress. It has benefitted from many hours of writing and editing from Camp Directors, other administrative staff, and volunteers.

Putting the manual online is meant to reclaim time from our Pre-Camp training. By arriving at camp having read the updated manual, we can dive into more hands-on learning and experience–things that can’t be learned from a page or screen. We think your time is valuable, so any counselor who completes this course ahead of time will receive a bonus on top of their summer salary.

If you have any questions while reading this material, we encourage you to ask questions. There’s a Questions feature found on the sidebar of the learning window. Alternatively, you can send us an email. Feedback is also welcome as we strive to make this a fruitful experience for staff members.

Revised Spring 2023


  • 6 Sections
  • 34 Lessons
  • 1 Quiz
  • 0 Assignments
  • 1h 50m Duration
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General Information
8 Lessons0 Quizzes0 Assignments
  1. Who We Are
  2. Chain of Command
  3. Standards and Objectives
  4. General Policies and Procedures
  5. Staff Policies and Procedures
  6. Camper Policies and Procedures
  7. Camper Supervision
  8. Dining Hall Procedure and Rules
Counselor Skills
7 Lessons0 Quizzes0 Assignments
  1. Counselor Job Descriptions
  2. Leading a Camper to Christ
  3. Leading Camp Activities
  4. Leading Games
  5. Leading at Campfire
  6. Overnights
  7. Meeting Mom & Dad
Counselor and Camper Conduct
5 Lessons0 Quizzes0 Assignments
  1. Personal Conduct Policy
  2. Camper Discipline
  3. Bullying Policy
  4. Child Abuse Policy
  5. Sexual Harassment Policy
Emergency Procedures
11 Lessons0 Quizzes0 Assignments
  1. Emergency Phone Numbers
  2. Emergency Plan
  3. Emergency Air Horn System
  4. Fire Safety Plan
  5. Missing Camper (In-camp)
  6. Missing Camper (Out-of-Camp)
  7. Camp Evacuation Plan
  8. Active Threat Response
  9. Thunderstorm Procedures
  10. Stream Crossing Procedures
  11. Rabies and Bad-Related Incidents
Waterfront Policies & Procedures
3 Lessons0 Quizzes0 Assignments
  1. Swimming
  2. Boating and Fishing
  3. Lost Swimmer Safety Plan
Feedback & Quiz
0 Lessons1 Quiz0 Assignments
  1. Affirmation

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