by Kathy F.
Camp Stellar Four is not your ordinary camp, of course. Where others might hire a gaggle of high school and college kids to lead campers through the paces, here you will find only the best (and worst) that genre has to offer. It wouldn't be camp without a "Worst Counselor Ever" story.
Read on for more counselors I would love to have, and that I'd love to hate.
Giles (Buffy the Vampire Slayer): Giles wins as my favorite counselor. His ability to coach campers in the dangerous art of dispatching evil creatures gives him major points. However, you know that wherever you find Giles, you will also find stacks upon stacks of books. Library + Camp = WIN! He is also best when it comes to sing-a-longs.
Hagrid (Harry Potter): I love Hagrid, I do, but he would not be the best counselor. I recall my counselors telling us all not to leave food in the cabins, because you didn't want to wind up with a mouse, or something slithering in to eat the mouse, in your sleeping bag. Hagrid would leave a trail of crumbs to your tent so that you too could experience the thrill of waking up to a ravenous beastie.
Kate Daniels (Kate Daniels series): Sure, she would make you learn Latin, but by the end of camp you would be a baddass able to survive being dropped into almost any situation against various foes, magical or human. Or survive whatever big bad comes looking for her at camp.
Fairy Godmother (Shrek): She will give you a makeover, and leave you a puddle of insecure goo by the end of it. Also has a habit of locking campers in towers. If you are in her cabin, might be a good time to fake food poisoning.
Q (Star Trek TNG): Spend your days being tested in horrible ways all for the amusement or shadowy purposes of an enigmatic all-powerful being. On the plus side, amazing costumes. On the other hand, there's a chance not everyone from your cabin will make it.
Who's on your list for the best/worst camp counselors?