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Top 35 Camp Counselor Interview Questions

Question 1 of 35
What makes you a good role model?
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Question 2 of 35
Do you enjoy being active with the kids?
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Time to be enthusiastic! Absolutely! Tell the interviewer why you love being active with the children. Why this is your passion, what fun activities you enjoy doing with the kids, and why this makes you a perfect candidate for this camp counselor position.
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Question 3 of 35
Can you keep personal electronics aside for the duration of the camp?
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This answer must absolutely be yes. If you can not devote your full attention to the children, then another job is probably better for you. Answer this question with confidence, tell the interviewer, Absolutely. Tell them your number one priority will be the camp, and focusing on the children that they are fully engaged in the camp activities.
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Question 4 of 35
What is the most difficult part of being a Camp Counselor for you?
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This is a great chance to provide an honest answer which shows you're thinking in-depth of the camping experience. An example: Tell the interviewer your number one goal is to make sure every child is fully able to participate in each activity, and you know that is difficult to ensure, and why you find it to be a challenge. This is something you work on, and think about throughout your day as a counselor. This type of answer, shows a high level of passion that you have, and why you would make a great counselor.
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Question 5 of 35
What age groups do you have experience working with?
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If you have no experience, this question will most likely be skipped from the start. Otherwise, tell the interviewer specific age groups. Do not say 'All age groups'. If you have worked with all age groups, break it down for the interviewer. Say I've worked with kids aged 9-11 at Camp Wakatooie in the summer of 2013. Then I worked with youth ages 5-13 at the local YMCA summer youth program, where we did so and so activities. If you only have had one experience working with youth, reinsure the interviewer that you can work with their age group by saying you enjoy being around all ages of children, and look forward to working with their group.
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Question 6 of 35
Did you attend camp as a child?
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Question 7 of 35
What experience do you have in leading others?
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Question 8 of 35
What are the three greatest strengths you bring to this position?
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Question 9 of 35
Camp is designed to be an educational event for kids. Give examples of what kids learn from camp.
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Question 10 of 35
What skills or interests do you have that would make you a great camp counselor?
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Question 11 of 35
What do you think you will dislike the most about this job?
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Question 12 of 35
How would you handle a child who was misbehaving and not following instructions?
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Question 13 of 35
Describe yourself in 5 words or less.
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Question 14 of 35
How do you keep your kids under control?
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Question 15 of 35
What would you do if a parent was angry with you for the way you handled a situation with their child?
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Question 16 of 35
What have you heard about being a camp counselor?
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Question 17 of 35
What experiences do you have with kids?
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Question 18 of 35
How have you changed as a result of being a counselor?
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Question 19 of 35
Are there any age groups you would prefer not working with?
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Question 20 of 35
Do you have a high level of patience?
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Question 21 of 35
Why do you want to be a camp counselor?
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Question 22 of 35
What do you know about this camp?
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Question 23 of 35
Do you know any of the other camp counselors?
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Question 24 of 35
If a kid is testing your patience, how would you react?
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Question 25 of 35
What made you decide to apply for a job as a camp counselor?
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Question 26 of 35
When did you realize you wanted to be counselor?
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Question 27 of 35
What would be your number one goal at this camp, if you were a camp counselor?
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Question 28 of 35
How do you think you will handle a job that literally requires you to live at it?
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Question 29 of 35
Have you ever worked with a child with a disability?
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Question 30 of 35
How do you handle stressful situations?
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Question 31 of 35
What is your biggest weakness?
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Question 32 of 35
What do you love most about being a camp counselor?
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Question 33 of 35
How much experience do you have working with children?
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Question 34 of 35
Are you aware that it is within poor judgement to be alone with a kid? How do you prevent this type of situation?
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Question 35 of 35
How would you break up a fight among kids?
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About Camp Counselor

August 17th, 2017

A camp counselor is a person who is in charge of a group of children or teenagers at a day or overnight camp. They have a large responsibility to make sure their children are safe, get involved with the camp activities, and have fun. Most counselors start out as a CIT (counselor-in-training).

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