Summer camp should be for every type of camper, and the best way to approach this inclusivity is to prepare as thoroughly as possible. The more you know about the campers, the better you can serve them and help them create lifelong friendships and memories. Because there’s no such thing as too much guidance, we consulted an Astrology expert who helped us build these camper star sign profiles.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Aries campers have tons of energy and enthusiasm. At summer camp, Aries campers will eagerly sign up for activities and to try new things. They might lead the group on hikes, play competitive sports, and volunteer for leadership roles. Aries can sometimes be impulsive, so it’s important to build planning time into activities to help them think before acting and to consider the consequences of their potential actions.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Taurus campers are reliable and determined. At summer camp, they will follow through and finish what they start. Counselors can appreciate Taurus campers because they will be enthusiastic participants, and will often excel in outdoor activities such as gardening and nature photography. Taurus campers can be stubborn when it comes to trying new things. Providing opportunities for them to step out of their comfort zones will help them grow and try new experiences.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
At summer camp, Gemini will thrive in group activities and will easily connect with their peers. Expect them to excel in activities that involve public speaking and debate, and to be the life of the party at social events. They may struggle with decision-making though, as they like to weigh their options and can have a hard time committing to one thing. Counselors should encourage them to trust their instincts and make decisions with confidence.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Known for empathy and sensitivity, at summer camp, Cancer campers will be the ones to offer a listening ear and a shoulder to cry on for their peers. They will excel in activities that involve caring for others, such as volunteering and mentoring. The other side of this is that they may struggle to express their needs and put others first. It’s useful for counselors to remind them to take care of themselves while still being supportive of others.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
At summer camp, Leo campers will be the ones to shine in the spotlight and will likely be the leaders of group activities. They will excel in creative and performing arts, such as drama and music. They may struggle with humility, as they tend to crave attention and recognition. With guidance, Leo campers will learn to work as a team and appreciate the contributions of others.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Virgo campers are known to be practical and organized and can be relied on to keep the group on schedule and on task. They’re great in activities that involve organization, such as event planning and community service. They may struggle with relaxation, as they tend to be perfectionists and have a hard time letting go of control. Camp counselors and peers can help them learn to loosen up and enjoy the present moment.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
At summer camp, Libra campers will excel in activities that require teamwork and cooperation. They will be able to easily connect with their peers and might become the peacemakers of the group. They may struggle with making decisions, as they tend to weigh options and want to make sure everyone is happy. Supporting Libra campers will help them trust their own judgment and make decisions that are fair for everyone.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Scorpio campers are likely to be intense and passionate. At summer camp, they will be the ones to push their limits and push themselves to be their best, especially in activities that require physical and mental strength, such as survival skills or high ropes. They may struggle with trust, as they tend to be suspicious and hold grudges. It’s important to encourage them gently to be open to new friendships with their peers.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Sagittarius campers are adventurous and optimistic. At camp, they’re likely to embrace new experiences and sign up for outdoor activities and trips. They will excel in activities that involve travel and exploration, such as hiking and rock climbing, but might struggle when it comes to sticking to a schedule. Sagittarius campers can be easily distracted, so counselors can help them balance independence with responsibility.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
At summer camp, Capricorn campers will be the ones to set goals and work hard to achieve them. They thrive in activities that involve leadership and responsibility. They may struggle with taking risks, as they tend to be cautious and play it safe. Camp counselors and peers can encourage them to slowly step outside of their comfort zones and try new things.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Aquarius campers are known for originality and independence and at camp, they will likely come up with unique ideas. They will be drawn to activities that involve creativity and innovation. They may struggle with following rules, as they can sometimes rebel against authority. By giving them opportunities to be creative, counselors can help them balance their individuality with respect for authority and the well-being of the group.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
At summer camp, Pisces will be the ones to offer emotional support and understanding to their peers. They will be successful in activities that involve art and expression, such as music and dance. Counselors should keep an eye to make sure they have opportunities to maintain their own identity because they tend to be easily influenced by others.
Summer camp is a great opportunity for children to try new things, make friends, and develop important life skills. By understanding the unique characteristics of campers on a variety of levels, camp counselors can help create a positive experience for every camper. Campers will benefit from the guidance and support of the counselors and have a memorable summer. It’s written in the stars.