Working at camp can help you become more employable in the real world! Read on below to see how beneficial a summer at camp can be on your ability to get a job when camp is over.
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What can working at camp do for you?
Camp is a great addition for your career
If you didn’t know already, even jobs in completely different industries often look for the same things in a candidate. Confidence, experience managing others, communication skills; whether you want to run your own business, manage a sports team or anything in between, these are key skills.
Good thing you can nurture them all in a summer camp role.
On the days you’re working, you will develop your teaching, interpersonal and management skills while making a real difference to the lives of the young people in your care. It’s a great way to dip your toes into the water of a role like this and see if it’s right for you!
The right step for your future
It’s easy to spend the summer sitting in your home, playing video games and watching movies. Employers aren’t interested in the high scores you got in your favourite game, though! Instead, they’ll be impressed by the people who take steps outside their comfort zone. It shows you’re willing to grow yourself and others, which can really help you stand out from the crowd in the future.
You could join the list of thousands of camp workers who have used this experience as a springboard into the career of their dreams, from teaching and tourism to even sports coaching!
Teach the activities that get excited
You can teach a remarkably diverse range of activities at camp, ranging from sports to the performing arts. For the full list, please check out some of our ‘Positions at camp’ pages:
You will spend most days teaching kids aged 7-15 in small groups of around 10, ably assisted by the camp counsellor assigned to each group.
In the evenings, as well as socialising with the other camp staff, you have the opportunity to get involved in special activities – with plenty of time for a marshmallow around the campfire!
You don't need a specific skill to go
Something we hear from a lot of applicants is “I don’t feel like I have a hobby or skill I could teach others”. If that sounds familiar, you have nothing to worry about. In fact, a lot of our most successful counsellors have come in with this mindset but left feeling on top of the world.
So, get in touch with our team and we’ll help you through the application. Remember, all you need is the right attitude and we can take care of (most of) the rest!
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HOW TO PUT SUMMER CAMP JOBS ON YOUR CV/RESUMe
Check out our partner, Ticket4TwoPlease, they have a great blog post on how you can add your camp experience to your CV!