Counselor's Guide

Rules for counselors

See Camper's Guide for General Rules. 
Add rules as needed for Activities.

Kiosk Counselor Talk

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Make sure to use the language with campers at Kiosk! 

Kiosk Counselor Talk

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Make sure to use the language with campers at Kiosk! 

Counselor Daily Responsibilities

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Dorm Counsel

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Questions? See Frau Helena, Doña Lynne or 

Madame Denise! 

Counselor View: Week at a Glance -(L)=Lead,(A)=Assist

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8:00-8:30 AM exercises, songs, anthems, prayer, announcements

9:15- 10:45 (A)

Language-based large group lesson

10:45-12:00 INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITY TIME

Monday- International Crafts (A)

Tuesday- International Crafts (A)

Wednesday- International Cooking(A)

Thursday- International Cooking (A)

Friday- Choice  (L)

12:00 Camp sing/ lunch 12:15- 1:00

1:00-1:30 KIOSK

1:30-2:00 LANGUAGE-BASED SMALL GROUP OR CULTURAL LESSON (A)

2:40-4:40 International Activity 2 

Monday-Lagoon/ Trail 

Tuesday- Lagoon/ Trail 

Wednesday- Lagoon/ Trail 

Thursday- Lagoon/ Trail 

Friday- Sports stations: Volleyball 

4:40-5:15 shower/dorm/5:15 Camp Sing

 5:30-6:20 Dinner - 6:20- 7:00 announcements/ after dinner dramas

(7:00-7:15 set up) 7:15-9:00 International Cultural Celebrations

Monday: Disco/ Oktoberfest (A)

Tuesday: Olympics (L)

Wednesday: Carnival (L)

Thursday: Birthday Party/ Café (A)

Friday: World Cup Soccer(L) (4-5:15) & Bonfire (A)

Crafts & Cooking

See Doña Lynne for sign-Ups/ If you have suggestions

SUNDAY COUNSELOR TASKS

REGISTRATION SET UP/ CLEAN UP :  (all counselors)

Activity Fee  Sign-ups  (Day Campers $40 & Overnighters  $50)

NAME TAGS: 

PASSPORTS: 

BANK: 

RUN CAMPER ORIENTATION: (READ RULES , EXPLAIN SCHEDULE, ANNOUNCE ACTIVITIES) 

RUN TRIVIA WARM-UPS (ASK TRIVIA QUESTIONS, KEEP TRACK OF POINTS)

RUN TRIVIA JEOPARDY-

PICK & PLAY TONIGHT'S MOVIE: 

RUN BOYS DORM COUNSEL/ LOCATION? 

RUN GIRLS DORM COUNSEL/ LOCATION? 


MONDAY COUNSELOR TASKS 

1. Camp Sing  (exercise before breakfast and songs before all meals for the day)

Spanish:                                    German:                                     French: 


2. International Activity I Assist

Crafts: 

French: Watercolor like Monet (paints, paper, watercolors, brushes) 

https://www.projectswithkids.com/monet-water-lilies-art-project-kids/

German: Pink pig bookmark- (eyes, craft sticks, pink paint, pink foamies & foamie background)

https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/pig-bookmark

Spanish: Arpilleras from Peru (Need felt, glue, scissors, background, markers) 

http://elmundodepepita.blogspot.com/2017/06/activities-for-summer-camp-part-two-day_14.html


Outdoor Games: Gaga ball (referee) 


3. International Activity II Lead (split counselors if split activity)

Liken Trail: 

Indoor Games:  (set up for return from trail , play with campers, clean up) 

4. After Dinner Drama ( Spanish, German, French) (all counselors)

5. Cultural Set-up & clean up- (Oktoberfest/ Disco)

6. Assist Cultural Activity (See  online songbooks for danceable songs) 


Teach a French Dance:                   Teach a Spanish Dance:           Teach a German Dance: 


Cooking helper: 

7. Running Dorm Counsel 


TUESDAY COUNSELOR TASKS

1. Camp Sing  (exercise before breakfast and songs before all meals for the day)

Spanish:                                    German:                                     French: 

2. International Activity I Assist

Crafts: 

German:Napkin origami- https://www.basteln-gestalten.de/servietten-basteln (solid colored napkins, various colors)

French: (multicolors of embroidery thread, toothpicks, Raffa ribbon, beads and hot glue gun)    https://funcraftskids.com/toothpick-butterfly-craft/

Spanish: Guatemalan worry dolls (multicolors of embroidery thread or yarn, clothes pins, markers

)http://elmundodepepita.blogspot.com/2017/06/activities-for-summer-camp-part-two-new.html


Outdoor Games:Basketball


3. International Activity II

Water Balloon Challenge (form 2 lines with a partner, move back & toss)


4. After Dinner Drama ( Spanish, German, French) (all counselors)

5. Cultural Set-up & clean up (Olympics)

6. Assist Cultural Activity

7. Running Dorm Counsel 


WEDNESDAY COUNSELOR TASKS

1. Camp Sing  (exercise before breakfast and songs before all meals for the day)

Spanish:                                    German:                                     French: 

2. International Activity I Assist

Cooking: Spanish: Molletes (French bread rolls, butter, refried beans, shredded cheese & foil to heat on grill) - bring can opener!

https://mundosjumbo.cl/recetas/menos-de-30-minutos/molletes-mexicanos


?French: Chocolate Tarte https://www.easy-french-food.com/chocolate-tart-recipe.html

(baked tart or pie shell,10 ounces sweet, dark chocolate,1 1/4 cups heavy cream,1/2 cup Smarties or MandM's, mixing bowl/spoon)


?German: Kalter Hund https://snapguide.com/guides/make-kalter-hund-no-bake-german-cake/

http://www.ukgermanconnection.org/kids-make-kalter-hund

(400 grams chocolate, 100 grams butter, 250 milliliters double cream whipped, 25 milliliters butter cookies, pan for cake and mixing bowl/spoon)


German  Cucumber Salad


Outdoor Games: Frisbee Golf 

3. International Activity II Lead (split counselors if split activity)

Challenge course??? Indoor Games/ Back-up for Challenge course? 

4. After Dinner Drama ( Spanish, German, French) (all counselors)

5. Cultural Set-up & clean up (Carnival)

6. Assist Cultural Activity

7. Running Dorm Counsel 


THURSDAY COUNSELOR TASKS

1. Camp Sing  (exercise before breakfast and songs before all meals for the day)

Spanish:                                    German:                                     

2. International Activity I Assist

Cooking 

French: crepes (flour, milk, butter, 3 eggs, salt, jelly, nutella)- bring crepe makers & sandwich au jambon (smoked ham, gruyere cheese, butter & baguette) 

German:  No bake Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte

https://www.quick-german-recipes.com/black-forest-dessert.html (unsalted soda crackers, instant chocolate pudding mix, milk, cool whip, cherry pie filling)-need mixing bowl, spoon, measuring cup & pan for “cake”

Spanish: Aqua Fresca de Fresa (strawberries, sugar, water)

http://elmundodepepita.blogspot.com/2017/06/activities-for-summer-camp-part-two-day.html

No bake 3 leches cake (2 pkgs Maria’s cookies, cream cheese, sugar, evaporated milk & condensed milk) 

https://makeit-loveit.com/10-minute-no-bake-tres-leches-dessert


Outdoor Games: Human Foosball


(Additional crafts for Spanish Small group:

 Spanish lesson: 

Piñatas: https://www.somewhatsimple.com/mini-kid-pinatas/

Paper flowers: 

https://elmundodepepita.blogspot.com/2014/10/making-paper-marigolds-step-by-step-in_25.html  ) 


3. International Activity II Lead (split counselors if split activity)

 Geocaching TBD 

Alternate: 

Liken Trail/ Indoor Games 

4. After Dinner Drama ( Spanish, German, French) (all counselors)

5. Cultural Set-up & clean up

6. Assist Cultural Activity (Cafe & Quinceañera) 

7. Running Dorm Counsel 


FRIDAY COUNSELOR TASKS

1. Camp Sing  (exercise before breakfast and songs before all meals for the day)

Spanish:                                    German:                                     French: 

2. International Activity I Assist

Crafts: 

Outdoor Games: Volleyball

3. International Activity II Lead (split counselors if split activity)

4. After Dinner Drama ( Spanish, German, French) (all counselors)

5. Cultural Set-up & clean up (Soccer tournament)  

(Bonfire)

6. Assist Cultural Activity

7. Running Dorm Counsel 


SATURDAY COUNSELOR TASKS

1. Camp Sing  

Spanish:                                    German:                                     French: 

2. Show set up 

3. Camp Clean up 


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Counselors Sunday Schedule

2:00-4:00 pm

Set up/clean up registration, name tag making, photo & activity fee (The activity fee includes payment for the challenge course, archery, geo-cashing, one cooking

activity & additional crafts; $50 overnight campers and $40 for day campers) sections and passport areas

4:05-4:20 pm Run Camper Orientation

Orientation (Reinforce rules by reading them- see list under camper’s guide web page), explain routines, (review mealtime and store-time use of target language-see website- , use of passports, singing times, dorm-counsel circles before bed- say something you liked, learned, something funny that happened, etc.)

4:20 Group Picture/Song Session

After Group picture: 

 RUN 20 Minute SONG SESSION for 

(after Orientation/ Picture if able to do it) 

In language groups. Teach before meal and prayer songs. If time, add morning songs 

German Sunday Song Session

meals: Ich habe Hunger, Bratwurst,

prayer:  Gebet 

morning songs: Jumping jacks & counting, opposites, TPR (actions), Kopf, Schulter, Knie und Fuss, Boogie Woogie (Hokey Pokey)

Anthem: 

Spanish SUNDAY SONG SESSION

meals: Bistec, Arroz con leche,  Yo me lavo las manos, la vaca lechera

prayer: Alabaré

morning songs: Jumping jacks & counting, opposites, TPR (actions), Cabeza, Brazos, Pierna y Pie, 

Anthem: Spain’s national anthem’s lyrics were removed and have not been replaced/agreed upon

Mexico? (see webpage for link to youtube song with lyrics)

French SUNDAY SONG SESSION

French meals: 

French prayer: 

French morning songs: Jumping jacks & counting, opposites, TPR (actions)

Anthem: 

Counselors Sunday Evening Schedule

5:15 Camp Sing 5:30-6:15 pm dinner 6:15-6:20 Counselor meeting/Announcements

6:25-7:00 World Language Trivia Contest 

Sunday Evening Trivia Night

Warm-ups:  (any individual able to answer the trivia questions gets a point, winner is individual with most points) 

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/quiz/2014/nov/28/travel-quiz-languages-world

https://takelessons.com/blog/language-facts-z14

https://www.britannica.com/quiz/world-languages

https://www.andiamo.co.uk/blog/30-fun-language-facts/

https://edl.ecml.at/Facts/LanguageFacts/tabid/1859/language/Default.aspx


-See side bar for "3 team jeopardy" 


7:00- 9:00 movie night

Cave of the yellow dog? 

https://tubitv.com/movies/294333/cave_of_the_yellow_dog

Canela

https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B075DPX43S


Ernest and Celestine

https://www.vudu.com/content/movies/details/Ernest-and-Celestine/524794


Madeline  (22 min) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGH8fu-MBcw


Susanne: (German) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SaSfdKcbkc



Other movie suggestions? 

Dorm Counsel: 9:00 pm

Lights Out: 10:00pm 



3 team Jeopardy

French, German & Spanish compete!

(Look out for a spelling mistake on site.)

https://jeopardylabs.com/play/world-language-trivia4

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