Doing the Camp America program is single handily the best decision you could ever make.
The amount of knowledge, skills, friends, experiences and confidence you gain from this summer program, truly equips you to take on any future job or challenge in life.
From working at a summer camp you learn how to get use to a schedule of being completely active for 6 days a week from early in the morning to night. Looking after children certainly teaches you how to put others first, work in a strong team of councilors so that you can work effectively in providing the best summer possible for the children and yourselves.
Yet working at summer camp is not a boring, same thing day in, day out job; it is rather a jam-packed, fun-filled job full of things you normally wouldn't experience from the variety of activitiesyou get to be involved in. For example you could be jumping of a zip wire in the morning, canoeing around a beautiful lake midday, then doing go-karts in the afternoon, before participating in an drama play or act on a stage in the evening. I couldn't quite believe one night during my camp experience, I was being hypnotized by a hypnotized who has been brought in to entertain the campers; was apart of my job and I was even getting paid to do this. While there are serious parts of your job and it can be very tiring, you never loose that sense of enjoyment and energy that is always injected around camp everyday, something which you will never get in any other working environment.
A big bonus to this experience is that you don't take it on alone, you will be with a large group of other British councilorswho will also be in the same boat as you, travelling to the USA for the first time and working at your camp. Within a few days your fellow councilors become your best friends and you will literally spend every hour you have off, bonding with them and creating a friendship that will last forever. Therefore you will rarely feel homesick as you quickly become a custom to your new summer home and friends who become your second family.
The cherry on cake of what is a great experience and summer of lifetime, is that you get to go travelling after your time working at the summer camp, to completely immerse yourself in this new country and culture by exploring this huge country; that is the United States of America. There is literally so much to do, you are spoiled for choice and you can always find something that suits your interests and budget. Also with your new friends, many of your fellow British councilors will also be keen to go travelling, so its great way to go travelling with other people.
When you get home after 3 months of having the best summer of your life, you will realize how right you were to do this experience and will be extremely surprised on how much you have learnt and how you are a new person. So my only advice is if you haven't signed up already, what are you waiting for, get yourself on board for a trip of a lifetime before its too late! So if you would like to receive more information about Camp America, please fill out this form that only takes 2 minutes-https://www.campamerica.co.uk/wales-ni-brand-manager