Camp Counselor Coyote
A blog for camp counselors and those who love them to share their best summer camp memories!
Magic, 20, is an 11 year Girl Scout camp attendee and camp counselor herself and loves all things about the outdoors.
Psssst: I read all of the stories you add to your reblogs, guys.
maddeesun asked: I just found your site. And have been reading them all morning. I've been involved with a girl scout camp since I was ten. I worked as a counselor for 4 years there and this year I'm the assistant director of the camp. Everything on here is so true. And makes me laugh so hard. I'm sad that this is my last year being able to work at camp. But, once a counselor always a counselor. I know in real life around children I pull out my old counselor tricks all the time.
Gosh! It sounds like you have some real memories at camp :) I’m glad.
&& You’re absolutely right! Even if you don’t get to trek the trails anymore, that counselor spirit is really in your heart forever. Trust me, it’s a beautiful thing that just sticks with ya. And if you’re working with kids, you’ll definitely need to pull out your counselor tricks. They never go out of style.
mandielizabeth asked: hahaha, I love seeing the little variations between your master post of songs and comparing your lyrics to the ones we do at my GS camp... we say the cannibal king falls in love with a husky maid lol ;)
Yeah, I’ve visited a couple camps that sing it that way!! I actually really love visiting other camps and singing with people from other camps to hear the way they do it- especially if we’re singing together and sing different lines. We usually burst into a fit of giggles and ruin the whole thing. It’s so much fun.
I remember one really nerve-wracking time I was camping with my Girl Scout troop on Camano Island, and they asked me to sing a camp song- not just in front of them, but in front of some older ladies there who happened to be former Girl Scouts. I was so nervous I was stumbling over the lines, but the ladies knew the words and together we cobbled together a mixed-up version and it was kind of nice … :)
thelostgirlofhogwarts asked: I'm loving your blog! I'm going to be a CIT this summer, so I've been in a camp mood lately = D
I’m glad! Let me know how it went!
underthepiano asked: Oh my goodness. I am about to staff a camp for the first time, but it's not your conventional GS camp... Anyhow, I just read through your entire blog and now I'm all sad an nostalgic because I miss the 5 years I went to camp and all my awesome counsellors. Now I really want to staff at GS camp next summer! *feeling all the feels*
I sincerely hope you do/did :)
Girl Scout camp is my home away from home, and I so completely get it. I’m so glad you enjoy my blog! I try to post as many submissions as possible and post from memory- to make all of you shed as many tears as possible.
Anonymous asked: I almost cried when I reached the end of this blog. I ALMOST CRIED. New posts pleaseee?! :D
Working on it :)!
Guess what! I’m back (kinda)!
I was gone almost my entire senior year, and accidentally entered into a summer volunteer gig. Now I’m all graduated and ready to roll- and very behind on posting camp songs and submissions. If you have any, send them my way!