We select staff for those qualities of maturity,
sensitivity, and caring that allow them to relate well with
young people and enhance our camping program. Many of our Counselors
are college graduates employed in the field of education. Our
Counselors-in-Training are college students whose courses of
study focus on education or a child-related study. Junior Counselors-in-Training
are high school students who are familiar with the Nuhop program.
Each staff member assumes many responsibilities
including: bed time, overnight and morning duties; camper
health and safety; planning and implementing activities to
address the individual needs of the child.
The Nuhop experience is built upon helping
children see themselves in a more positive light. Staff and
campers canoe together, hike together, sleep out under the stars
together, and most importantly, take risks together and accomplish
goals thought, by the camper, to be impossible.
staff is dedicated to facilitating a positive experience for
every child. To accomplish this goal, we place three staff
with each group of seven campers. The staff is professionally
trained to use pro-active behavior management techniques in
order to provide a positive camp experience.
Our staff’s philosophy is the same
as e.e. Cummings:
do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that
deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening
to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we
believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous
delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”
It is the Nuhop campers who inspire our staff
to return year after year.