As a camp counselor, we are assuming an incredibly important role. Parents are giving us their children to take care of for the length of their stay at camp. The term used to describe this relationship is in loco parentis, which literally translates from Latin to “in place of a parent.” With this role in mind, it’s very important for us, as counselors to understand parents’ concerns and camp policies.
|In Loco Parentis – In place of a parent.|
It comes as no surprise that when parents entrust their most valuable possessions – their children – to the care of camp counselors, they undoubtedly have a number of questions in order to settle their anxiety! This can be a very stressful time for both the camper and the parent, after all.
But fear not, parents… all our staff members here at Foley undertake extensive training and are carefully selected for their hard and soft skills (those physical ability skills and those relationship/interpersonal skills). If you have any questions that are burning in the back of your mind, I invite you to call the office. We would love to put your mind at ease.
Here at Camp Foley, our mission statement is to “partner with parents to develop confident, responsible, and respectful youth who gain skills and have fun through a quality camp experience in a youth-centered community.” Working with parents to solve your issues and settle your minds is at the heart of everything we do. You can certainly rest a little easier knowing we are doing everything we can to create a safe atmosphere for your kids to thrive at Camp Foley.
– Ricky Searson, Assistant Director