Working at an overnight camp can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. It can also benefit you long-term, helping you grow both personally and professionally.
Camps are unlike any other work environment, and each day is different and exciting. As a counselor or staff member, you will have the opportunity to spend most of your waking hours surrounded by nature, away from the distractions of modern technology, and immersed in the beauty of the great outdoors.
Kids have such a fun experience during summer camp!
The kids who go to Camp Tekoa have a ball, become more independent, learn how to work in a team, make new friends, feel more confident, and gain a deeper understanding of God.
To gain a better understanding of Camp Tekoa, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions in the following article. Our hope is to help you and your child be better prepared for an excellent experience and keep your mind as a parent at ease while your child is experiencing camp.
When summer campers spend a week at Camp Tekoa, they will put away smartphones, tablets, and other technology and can focus on building relationships with their peers and counselors, trying new activities, growing in Christ, and spending time in God’s creation.
Children and teens are being inundated with technology at every turn. They use it for school, seek entertainment from television shows or games when they are bored, and scroll through their TikTok, or Instagram feeds whenever there is a moment of downtime.
As technology usage and screen time increase for most young people, so does the knowledge and research regarding the negative repercussions of these trends. Experts continue to see how vitally important it is to unplug from our devices in favor of being outdoors and connecting face-to-face with others.
Though campers will spend most of their waking hours spread out among various activities, the evening programs bring everyone together. Campers and counselors will gather around the campfire circle, participate in cabin group devotions, and enjoy all-camp activities, such as our weekly talent show.
At Camp Tekoa, children have the opportunity to try new things, master skills (such as shooting a bow and arrow and hitting a bullseye), conquer fears (such as overcoming the fear of heights by climbing to the top of the climbing tower), spend time in nature, and grow in their relationships with Christ.