A few reasons why our counselors want to be back at Lachlan!

I want to be a counselor so I can have the opportunity to help instill the wonderful traits and values that I have learned at Lachlan in the new and old campers who attend camp this summer.
I learned to love myself at camp and I want to teach young girls the same thing.
I gained so much from my time as a Lachlan Camper and am forever grateful for those experiences and what they have taught me in my life. I want to be a counselor because I want to help current Lachlan campers be able to have the best possible experience and take away as much (or even more!) from Lachlan summers as I did.

Our counselors are chosen carefully,  strong character, responsible nature, and well-rounded personality being the major prerequisites. They must know and like camp work, as well as enjoy mentoring younger campers. We are fortunate that most of our counselors were campers before graduating to the counselor level. Their experience as a camper allows them to step into a position as empathic leaders who are familiar with camp traditions, and most importantly have a solid foundation of the ideals we encourage.

In order to help with the transition from camper to counselor, we challenge our oldest campers (fifteen-year-olds) to help lead the younger campers in many aspects of camp life. In this role they are considered cub-counselors, or "cubs" for short. In essence, they are counselors in training during this year of leadership development. Our cubs are adored by the younger campers and we are consistently impressed by their ability to serve as powerful role models.

I would like to be a counselor because I love all of the younger kids at camp. They make me so happy to be around and I would love to be a good influence on them and help them whenever they need me.