Counselor Tools

The Counselor’s Bag of Tricks

One of the things I carry with me at camp in my backpack is my “bag of tricks”. I use a small mesh Eagle Creek travel bag to hold the items.

In it I have an assortment of items that come in handy during down time at camp, including

Occasionally, I’ll find something at the dollar store, or elsewhere, that will catch my eye and I’ll think, “That would be a great addition to my Bag-of-Tricks”. In other words, there are no rules in what a counselor should put in his/her bag, as long as it is filled with items that will help them keep their campers engaged during downtime.


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