Most of our staff is college-aged or older. Our youngest counselors are recent high school graduates. The vast majority of Galil counselors were campers at Galil and many of them have spent significant time in Israel. Galil also has several summer shlichim (educational emissaries) from Israel to create a living link between campers in America and their chaverim (friends) in Israel.
All of our counselors go through a serious application process and are personally interviewed. There is a mandatory ten day training orientation immediately prior to camp.