The average age of our counseling staff is 21. We know that every camper is a parent's most valuable possession and it takes a level of maturity to lead those campers through a variety of positive camp experiences. Knowing the challenges a counselor faces causes us to be very careful to bring on a mature staff.
This year's team will arrive 15 days before the campers. They will receive 175 hours of classroom and hands-on training to learn behavior management, facilitation, Lake Ann's core values and mission, high adventure, philosophy of ministry, outdoor education, and much more. They finish training having experienced every activity the campers will enjoy and are pumped up for their first campers to arrive.