Former Disney CEO, Michael Eisner, summed it up when he described his days as a summer camp counselor as some of the most valuable leadership training he has ever had.
From the outside looking in, many people see the camp counselor role as an extension of ones camper years or an opportunity to “take the summer off.” Little do they know that being a camp counselor is the hardest job one will ever have – until becoming a parent themselves of course. Hot days, non-stop schedules, campers pushing limits and high expectation of following camp policies and protocols are just the start. The difficulties of this role however, are nothing compared to the rewards one internalizes after the summer has faded.
As a Counselor you get to be a role model in so many different ways! Whether it be at the zip line, dealing with homesickness, leading a hike or teaching tennis – and these are just a few examples!
You truly make a difference in so many different ways at camp without even realizing – in the dining hall, the flag pole, in the bunk etc, etc.
You create lifelong friendships, you network with your peers and campers, you get paid to be crazy in the best possible way (in skit, dress up, on Wacky Wednesday) and simply get to show your campers how to have a good time.
You learn so much about yourself, build your self-confidence and hone your leadership skills.
So are you ready to work hard, make a difference, build your resume, get paid and have the best summer of your life? If so, please apply to work at a summer camp for thissummer – you won’t regret it!!