3 Reasons to Work at a Summer CampAugust 11, 2019
Let’s face it, when it comes to making a living there are plenty of options to choose from. You can work at a library, a restaurant, a grocery store, or even a movie theatre. One option teenagers and young adults don’t think of often enough is working at a summer camp. Not only is being a camp counselor incredibly rewarding but it also looks spectacular on your resume.
Let’s take a look at a few of the reasons why working at a summer camp is a great job choice. Check them out below!
Paid to Play
While you’re obviously at camp to watch the kids and make sure nothing goes amiss, this also means you get to participate in the games they play and the activities they are working on. Instead of sitting behind a desk or waiting on tables, you’ll get to have plenty of fun in the great outdoors.
Spending the majority of your working hours around kids will not only help you shed some of your inhibitions but you’ll likely return home at the end of every day with a lightened, positive attitude. We don’t know about you, but it sure beats getting home after work and being in a sour mood.
To some people, working with kids sounds like it’s anything but relaxing, but trust us on this! With so much going on at camp, you’ll have the opportunity to “unplug” throughout the day. Meaning, you won’t be attached to your phone throughout the workday or spend your time combing through your email inbox on your work computer.
In short, you’ll get to take a step back from the hustle and bustle during your time as a camp counselor. Instead, you’ll have the chance to forge amazing new connections, have a positive impact on the lives of your campers, and reconnect with nature.
A Renewed You
There’s no doubt that camp changes you for the better. After all, that’s one of the loveliest aspects of camp. At the end of the summer, you’ll likely find you feel more confident as a person, open to new people and situations, and overall just happier.
You’ll leave camp with plenty of memories but also a renewed sense of self and a greater sense of purpose. Coming off summer on a high can help guide your path to greater places beyond.