Camp Counselor Interview Questions

Here are some potential questions for Camp Counselor interviews to
ensure that a potential candidate is a good fit for a counselor job.


Personal Questions:

• Tell me about yourself.

• What motivates you? 

• How do you handle difficult situations?

• How do you evaluate success?

• What has been your greatest disappointments?

• What are you passionate about?

• What are your pet peeves?

• What do people most often criticize about you?

• When was the last time you were angry?

• What qualifications do you have that make you suitable for this position?

• Are you a team player?

• Do you prefer to work alone or with others?

• How do you handle stressful situations?

• What do you do when you don't know the answer to a question?

• What made you want to be a camp counselor?

• Did you attend camp as a child? What did you like about it? What did you dislike?

Questions About Childcare Experience:

• With what age groups do you have experience working?

• What do you like about working with kids?

• What are the top three qualities everyone who works with children must have to succeed?

• What sorts of activities would you do with a group of children ages 5-6?

• Do you hope to have a career working with children?

Behavioral Interview Questions

• Explain a time when you had a conflict with a friend, coworker, or employer. Who was involved? What was the conflict? What was the outcome?

• Tell me about a time that you helped resolve a particularly difficult issue with a child.

• Give an example of a time that you changed a child’s emotions from frustration or sadness to happiness.

• Tell me about a time (at work or school) when you acted as a leader for a group of people. Name a type of activity you would do with children of this age group.

• Tell me about a time when you put the needs of another or others ahead of your own. Who was the person? What was the situation, and how did it go?

Situational Interview Questions

• What would you do if one of your campers refused to do an activity with the rest of the group?

• What would you do if it was raining and you had a group of twenty campers to entertain?

• How would you handle a child who was misbehaving and not following instructions?

• What would you do if a parent was angry because of how you handled a situation with their child?

• Imagine one of your campers is homesick and wants to go home. How would you handle that?

Questions About the Camp

• Why would you be a good fit for our camp?

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