Spending summer at camps may also help you gain a better understanding of the child development and get an unforgettable working experience. A camp employment for summer normally starts at the beginning of spring. One of the positions often available is a counselor.
The counselors' camp employment kicks off the summer with two weeks of staff training in early June, then they participate in two four-week sessions through mid-August. Working on the position of a counselor has a number of advantages. In addition to a supportive and creative learning environment, a salary, housing, healthy meals (a quality depends on a camp rate) and generous off-time is provided.
If you are all for planning, administrating and ruling, then this position for the summer camp employment is definitely for you. As the core of the camps staff, counselors supervise, lead, guide and live with campers along with teaching activities in the arts, waterfront (if there is any),sports or outdoor ventures.
The camp season starts in June with one week of training, followed by seven and a half weeks of the children's camp and two weeks of the family camp for the counselor to know how to work in a different environment.
Benefits of this camp employment include room and board, a competitive wage, a staff lounge with a library and an Internet access, transportation for days off and FUN! If you want to become a candidate, you are required not only organization and leading skills, but a passion for planning and keeping everything in a perfect order. All candidates should be caring, creative and enthusiastic, and have a genuine concern for children. You must understand that for the period of your camp stay these little people are going to be your family and you should treat them respectively. Think twice and if you are absolutely sure you possess all the qualities mentioned above, fill in one of the application forms next summer and experience yourself.
However, you should not think that the camp employment is only for those, who are fond of patronizing and governing. There are a lot of camp jobs, connected with creative and artistic activities. While at camps, children of all age groups need to be involved in all sorts of activities, developing their personal skills, capacities and talents. Organizing various facilities like handicrafts or designing classes and decorating rooms, a conference room or the whole camp, you will be certainly required some particular knowledge, attention, concentration and patience. In any case, it is a great opportunity to do you favorite things (get paid for it) and try to teach the others to do the same.
When you eventually succeed, the feeling of pride and self-esteem cannot be compared to anything else. This experience will help you to acquire a better understanding of children and ways of dealing with them. If you feel that you have more capacity for sports and outdoor activities, you may apply for a team coach, a fitness instructor or many other positions of the kind.
As you may see, you can easily change your summer routine and make it more interesting, exciting and unforgettable if you go for the camp employment. It is a great chance for the personal mental, moral and physical development, gaining some valuable knowledge, making new friends and a lot of other things. It is all up to you now.