One question we get a lot around here is “what do you do all year?!” It’s a great question (after all, when you’re a summer camp, don’t you just operate in the summer?), and it always makes us laugh because you would be surprised how much goes on behind the curtain to make camp happen. It keeps us busy all year long!
Enter our “Behind the Scenes” series, where we are giving you the inside look at all those aspects of Greystone you’ve wondered about. First up, we told you how we add a new class, and today we’re telling you all about one of our favorite parts of camp: our staff!
If you have ever driven through the gates on Opening Day, received a counselor postcard in the mail, or even just called our office, you know that our Greystone staff are the best of the best! We’re biased of course, but we think our staff hung the moon, and nothing at camp would happen without them. But how does this team come together? What do we look for, and how do we make sure they are the perfect fit? Settle in, and we’ll take you step by step!
Once they are hired, the preparation begins! Though nothing can completely prepare you for the joy and hard work of your first summer on staff, we want to make sure our counselors are coming into Orientation excited and confident that they made the best decision ever. We work hard to connect them to each other, answer their questions, and get them learning about life on staff before they even get to Tuxedo.
Thinking about our 2021 staff already gets us SO excited. We can’t wait to cheer them on and watch them shine as they love our campers. Can you tell we love our counselors a whole lot?!
Now we want you to be a part of our team as the group starts to come together! Will you join us in starting to pray for our 2021 staff? Pray that the Lord would guide the right people to Greystone, and that He would prepare their hearts for the summer. Pray for wisdom as we’re hiring, and that we would have clear eyes to see where each person will fit. Also pray for all of our 2020 staff as they navigate this crazy, unpredictable school year!
Lastly, (you knew this was coming, right?) if you know someone that would be the perfect addition to our 2021 team, encourage them to apply today! Don’t just take our word for it - working at Greystone really is the best job ever. And definitely better than any internship! Have questions about the application process or want to chat more? Just reach out. We would love to talk to you!