The C2 (Camper-2-Counselor) Program is for campers who have completed 9th grade. It’s our version of a Counselor-In-Training program, designed specifically to fully assist in the transition from camper to staff member.
C2s are given the opportunity to take part in “real world” training, under the direct mentorship of a Camps ‘R’ Us Staff Member. During the summer, they are assigned to a group in a younger camper division to assist with programming and activities. Skills learned as a C2 include group management, leadership, and character building.
The Camps ‘R’ Us C2 Program provides campers with a “hands-on” approach to developing their leadership skills in an environment designed for success. Our fully assisted staff training is a 1-year intensive program designed to give C2s a preview of their upcoming experience as a Staff Member. C2s are directly mentored by our members of our award-winning camp staff, under the supervision of a Program Director.
During their program, C2s will be tasked to assist with daily activities, games, projects, events, trips and camp traditions, in a role that bridges the gap between camper and counselor. They are asked to facilitate and participate in the camp program, and are given opportunities to develop their camp skills through a variety of curated, supervised activities.
C2s are offered the opportunity to further their training experience by enrolling in an optional First Aid and CPR course. This training course is a modified version of the training received by Camps ‘R’ Us Health Designees, and it is available for an additional fee. Details and enrollment information will be distributed on campus during the summer.
The skills developed as a C2 help campers dramatically as they prepare to become Camps ‘R’ Us Staff Members. Campers who successfully complete this program are eligible for our Junior Counselor Internship once they complete 10th grade. C2s have a significant competitive advantage when applying for a position at Camps ‘R’ Us, including an eligibility exemption that allows them to work at camp two years earlier than applicants who did not complete this program.
C2s are given the opportunity to travel off-campus with their assigned mentors for swimming, bowling and field trips. Additional benefits will be announced throughout the summer, based on C2 performance goals, at the discretion of the Administration.