Counselors Lead the Way
We strive to select and train only the best staff at Emagination Computer Camps. Some of our counselors started here as campers and some have been with us over 10 years!
Counselors & Campers Share the Passion for Technology
Counselors are recent college graduates and college students studying computer science, digital art, information technologies, game design and related fields. All counselors are adults who share the campers’ passion for computers and digital technologies and they love working with kids.
Face-to-Face Instruction ( no online tutorials )
Emagination’s counselors teach campers using professionally developed curriculums. We do not use online tutorials which we believe are a less effective learning tool in a summer camp environment.
High Standards Mean Great Counselors
We recruit from a variety of colleges and universities to develop a select team that meets our qualifications and high standards. Counselors go through a series of interviews with members of our management team. The hiring process also includes reference and background checks. We look for people who have both strong technology skills and experience with children.
Counselors arrive before the campers and complete Emagination’s in person, on-site training and orientation program that has been developed over 30 years. We train our counselors in fundamental teaching skills and set high standards for delivering the curriculum of their assigned workshops.
During training, counselors are also taught to handle home sickness, common camper behavioral issues, emergency situations and expectations are set for staff behavior and conduct.
The Camp Director, Assistant Directors and selected counselors are certified in First Aid and CPR. Come opening day, staff are prepared for an exciting and challenging summer.
Average 1:7 Staff to Camper Ratio
Emagination operates at an average staff to camper ratio of 1:7 which significantly exceeds American Camping Association requirements. Technology Workshops range in size from 5-10 campers. We believe in nurturing the growth and development of campers one at a time. Our conservative staff ratios help us accomplish that goal.