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Camp Keystone

Camp Keystone's Staff Rocks

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The building blocks of Camp Keystone are the management and staff.  We are dedicated to the safety and happiness of each and every camper, as well as each and every parent.

With years of experience in day camping and childcare, our staff and camp counselors oversee every aspect of your's child's day.  While our counseling staff is primarily college students, many of our directors are teachers and childcare proessionals.  The key concerns are to impart life skills, to see each child as an individual and to become one rockin' family.

We know how important it is to have counselors and staff who are knowledgeable as well as loving, so on-going staff education includes pre-camp training and in-service instruction.

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Top Ten Staff Questions

1. Where do you find your camp staff?
Most of our staff are returning counselors. We do extensive recruitment and interviewing at Universities, Colleges and several local high schools. Word of mouth is also key to our successful hiring of quality and caring staff.

2. Do you do background checks on your staff?
Yes. We fingerprint all staff through the Department of Justice, and we thoroughly check references (both work and personal).

3. What kind of training do you provide for your staff?
Our counselors go through a rigorous orientation program, which meets all the American Camping Association requirements and recommendations.

Photo4. How old are your counselors?
Our senior counselors are 18 years of age and older. Our junior counselors are 15-17 years old.

5. Do the counselors receive continuous training?
Yes. The counselors attend weekly meetings throughout the summer with in-service training.

6. Will my child have the same counselor throughout the summer?
Yes, our senior counselors remain with the same groups throughout the summer for consistency. However, at times, changes may need to be made. Junior counselors change groups throughout the summer.

7. How are area specialists trained?
Our lifeguards are required to have American Red Cross certifications in CPR and first aid as well as their water safety instructor's certification. All other area specialists are trained/certified in their area of expertise.

8. What are the qualifications of your First-Aid Specialist?
The American Camping Association requires that we have a person who is Red Cross certified in first aid and CPR.

9. Do campers' groups have the same gender counselors?
The counselors are the same gender in our day camp, but not necessarily in our junior camp.

10. What's question #10?
That's it. I guess there's only 9 questions, 10 just sounds better.

  • "Our daughter LOVES Keystone - the best day camp experience ever!"

    Diane, Camp Keystone Mom
  • "I wanted to say how much Austin LOVES camp!!! He couldn't get out of the car fast enough on Monday. He is only 6 but told me last night" he is going to go to Camp Keystone forever, but not ride the horses cuz they are too bumpy and dirty" As a mommy, thank you to everyone for their incredible energy, happiness and warmth for my son (and all campers)!!!"

    Allison, Camp Keystone Mom
  • "We love, love, love Camp Keystone! You are always thinking of great ways to add more fantastic things to do for our camper kids. Thank you."

    Shari, Camp Keystone Mom
  • "Thanks to the amazing staff Tanner had a fantastic summer! Thank you so much."

    Jonathan, Camp Keystone Dad
  • "Ellie & Layla LOVE Camp Keystone!! Thanks for sending them home with stories of awesome adventures and everlasting memories."

    Mindy, Camp Keystone Mom
  • "The best summer experience a child can have!!! Thanks Camp Keystone and its amazing staff!!! "

    Kelly, Camp Keystone Mom