WORKING AT CAMP IS A REAL JOB!
LEADERSHIP: is learned in a real-life context (not made up or contrived)! You will likely be supervising between 7-15 others, engaging in decision making, behavior management, and living ethics-all necessary leadership skills for today.
COLLEGE CREDIT/INTERNSHIP: In most areas, you are able to use camp as an independent study, practicum, or internship experience – ask your advisor or talk to your professor about how the skills you will learn directly relate to your major and will make you a stronger job candidate.
PAYCHECK: You will get paid to have fun. Starting salary is $250/week with add ons based on experience, certifications, leadership roles, extra duties, etc.
ROOM AND BOARD: Will be provided when working at camp. Housing, meals, and other living expenses are covered which means extra $$ in your pocket at the end of summer.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Ongoing professional development sets you up to learn about your job while building a strong team with the people you will be working with and offers support all throughout the summer.
21ST CENTURY SKILLS: Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Creativity, and Contribution that are critical for success in today’s world are developed and practiced at camp; they are skills and traits that can draw employer’s attention to your resume.
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION: We write great letters of recommendation because we take the time to get to know you as an individual and see you in action on a daily basis.
NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES: With other staff and connections to camp alumni can provide a link to possible internships or future job opportunities in a variety of careers.
DIVERSE AND GLOBAL EXPERIENCE: Camp provides a global experience without the expense of long-distance travel; it is uncommon for campers and staff to be from a variety of places and cultural perspectives from around the US and world.
TRAINING AND CERTIFICATIONS: You get to keep any additional training you may acquire (like CPR, first aid, and activity specialist certifications) that may also help you land a job at home or school working in a range of settings.