The thought of going to an American or Canadian summer camp for 9 weeks can be pretty daunting. However, the experiences and challenges you will face while at camp will equip you with new skills for life. You’ll grow in ways you never knew all while making great friends for life from all over the world.
The things that are stopping you going to summer camp may seem like reasons to not go, but we’re here to ease your hang-ups!
Being away from your friends and family can get you feeling homesick especially if it’s your first time away from home. However, at summer camp you’ll find a bond like no other with your fellow counselors as well as the campers. In addition, you’ll be experiencing an exciting new challenge in a fresh environment. Summer camp will provide you with your own little camp family and if you do find yourself missing home, a quick Skype call will put you at ease!
You’ll find at camp that a lot of your fellow counselors are also students. It’s always worth checking with your tutor about your end of term dates as you may actually finish a lot earlier than the date stated which will help you with going to camp. Comparatively, if you’re hesitant about missing graduation it’s worth checking if you can graduate in the Autumn so you can both attend camp as well as receive the full graduation experience! Camp typically comes to a close mid-August which means you’ll be back in time for when your course resumes in September or October!
A summer at camp in America is a once in a lifetime experience. Not to mention, you also get paid while you’re there! Having international work experience is also really great for your CV and going to summer camp will help you secure more opportunities in the future! At camp, you’ll be able to demonstrate to future employers your adaptability to new situations, your commitment to work as well as exceptional team working abilities. It’s also worth checking with your employer if you’ll be able to return to your position when you’re back from camp.
The fear of not having the right skills for camp is a worry a lot of people have, trust me! Nevertheless, this shouldn’t hold you back from applying to head out to camp in America! You’d be surprised at the number of different skills you could be doing while at camp, as well as the transferable skills you have. From sports to computer science, there is a role for everyone at camp. Whatever your skills, hobbies, and interests, there’s a perfect Summer Camp job waiting for you.
If you’re ready to discover more about a summer at camp