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Please tell us about any personal, volunteer, and/or work experiences that you believe will make you a good counselor. (These do not have to be all Muslim related experiences.) We encourage detailed responses.
Imagine the following real-life situations and explain how you would respond as a counselor in each of these situations (Attach your answers in a separate document):
1. Four members in a cabin of ten have formed a clique. Their demeanor and language gives the impression that they think they are "cooler" than the rest of the cabin members, know their way about camp, and do not need to follow rules stipulated in the camp handbook and those communicated by you.
2. One of your counselees tells you that he/she has a hard time believing in the Islamic articles of faith and that he/she was forcefully sent to camp by parents so that he/she may salvage his/her faith.
3. It comes to your attention that a few of your counselees have gone to far in what was supposed to be a harmless prank, but then turned into a retaliation battle among the neighboring cabin. No one seems to take the blame.
Select 2 of the 4 questions below to answer. Don’t forget to add any detail to help us understand your perspective. (Attach your answers in a separate document):
1. What one take-away do you hope your MYC campers will take from camp this year and how would your counseling contribute to that?
2. The MYC theme this year is "The Wonders of Water: Good Tidings and Clear Proof for People who Listen". What does this theme mean to you and how would you incorporate it into your counseling?
3. In the middle of a typical camp day counselors and their cabins spend together their free time. Imagine you have one hour of this free time. Describe how you would approach this free time with your counselors.
4. In your opinion, what are the qualities of a good leader?