The trip of a lifetime at Summer Camp is waiting for you. It’ll be the best job you ever have – we promise!
After working at a Performing Arts Summer Camp in New York, Sophie wanted to branch out and challenge herself again.
In today’s Blog post, Sophie talks us through why her Summer Camp job at a Girls Scout Camp was the trip of a lifetime.
After I got the email inviting me for a Skype interview with a Camp Director, I wasn’t sure if it was going to be for me.
The camp looked okay and the Director seemed to like me. But the interview went well and I was offered the job!
It was short notice as I needed to fly out in around 24 hours – most people have a few months to get ready!
After a last-minute panic-filled shopping trip, I was ready to start my new camp experience.
I didn’t know at the time, but waiting for me in America was the trip of a lifetime at Summer Camp.
I knew I’d be living in a wooden cabin with no glass windows or electricity, but I was very excited to try this new way of living.
I arrived in DC and a host family was there with a big sign with my name on to pick me up.
Despite being incredibly nervous, I had an amazing night before heading off to camp the next morning.
When I arrived at camp, other staff were there to greet us. They’d made a sign and gave us our camp name necklaces.
We were given a tour around the camp, which was 101 acres, and full of hills.
The other Counselors in my unit seemed nice and we began to bond straight away. It felt like we’d known each other for years!
I learned so many life skills at camp that I could show off when I got home.
Living in tents, lighting fires, and cooking food on them – none of it was something I’d do back home, but now I could.
I had so many great times at camp. I worked on the Horse Riding program which happened just off-site at a big barn.
A few people who work a Summer Camp job get homesick. For the first two weeks, I wanted to go home because I thought I couldn’t handle the change.
I spoke to my friends and my mum, but realized I couldn’t just let the opportunity go. I stuck it out and ended up going back for another two summers!
What a great 4 summers of camp I had, I will never forget this incredible experience.