Our counselors are all certified school teachers and coaches who are specialists in their field and are passionate about sharing their expertise with each camper. Our instructors are among the finest in the country and set us apart from other camps.
Each Blue Bell counselor has three roles at camp: teaching one activity that is their special area of expertise, driving children safely to and from camp in their car or a camp-provided van, and mentoring a group of 10 children as a "homeroom" counselor.
Our counselors are mature adults, always over the age of 23 and with an average age of 30. They must have or obtain their Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check, Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, and Federal Bureau of Investigation fingerprint based record check. We also conduct reference checks and a Motor Vehicle Report, as well as extensive interviews and pre-camp trainings.
Blue Bell counselors become part of our family and stay with us for many years! We expect them to teach and care for our campers with empathy, enthusiasm, and dedication and share as much of their knowledge and skills with them as possible. In return, we compensate them generously and plan multiple counselor get-togethers in the evenings and off-season (home cooked meals, swimming, softball, Phillies game, golf outing, etc.) where counselors can socialize and network with other like-minded teachers. We are confident that at BBC you will find the most supportive and appreciative "administration" as well as the most fun and rewarding teaching experience you will ever have!
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"There is something for everyone at BBC, whether you are more geared towards sports or you tend to be more creative. Camper experience is our top priority, and I am excited for camp every summer. I love how supportive and encouraging the Harris family and counselors are."
– Craft Corner Rachel, 5 summers at BBC
"Blue Bell Camp is a place where children participate in activities while learning how to participate in life. The best lessons are not about basketball or swimming or ceramics, but in learning both how to function as an independent person and how to work with others–life skills that never go out of style."
– Swimming Dan, 16 summers at BBC
"Blue Bell Camp is unlike any other place I've taught. The campers are excited to learn, the Harris' are like family to me, and the camaraderie amongst the counselors is great. I can't wait to teach at Blue Bell every summer!"
– All Around Jason, 15 summers at BBC
"Blue Bell Camp is like being a part of one big family; a family that gets to consistently have fun, play, learn, grow, and develop relationships that will last a lifetime."
– Golf Jack, 7 summers at BBC
"The structure and independence that is learned at BBC is something that cannot be gained anywhere else. Nothing is better than watching how excited the campers are on visiting day to show their parents what they have been doing at camp."
– Lacrosse Devin, 8 summers at BBC
"Blue Bell Camp is a breath of fresh air for a teacher. I look forward to camp every summer."
– Basketball Rodney, 18 summers at BBC
"It is great to be given the opportunity to teach the game I love to such wonderful campers and to work with such great people over the summer."
– Baseball Seth, 6 summers at BBC