Counselor Assistant Program
Here at Camp Carolina we pride ourselves on developing young men, especially within our Counselor Assistant (CA) program. Boys who have completed 9th-11th grade are eligible. Through our leadership training program our biggest aim is to mold CA’s into fully fledged counselors via increasing confidence, knowledge and experience. We work hard to have a healthy balance of fun & enjoyment with responsibility & ownership.
The CA program has many aspects to it; however the biggest of those is giving CA’s responsibilities and a taste of what it is like to be a counselor. Some of the duties include:
- Assisting activity leaders coach, supervise and prep & pack down activities whilst on both in camp activities and on trips.
- Supervising cabins overnight whilst the counselors are on leave.
- Run and operate the service of every meal in the dining hall; handing out hot food, setting up and cleaning.
- OD Duty; the first point of call for when visitors arrive and helping them with any initial inquiries whilst also being in charge or ringing the gong for daily schedule.
We also provide an activity program that is unique for the CA's. Twice a week, Wednesday and Sunday, the CA’s will be taken out of camp on leave. The activities are decided by the Head Counselor, but usually include some form of active fun (going to a local waterfall that other tribes don’t get to go to) followed by eating out. The boys also take part in CA only overnight trips that focus on team work and peer bonding such as an overnight hike on the Artlobe trail as well as raft guide training on the Pigeon river.
As a tribe we try to create a inclusive, close nit family environment where everyone is free to express who they really are without prejudice or judgement. We are proud of the CA program and the testimonials from parents and CA’s alike demonstrate the work we put into it.