Camp Counselor at Wild Packs Summer Camps

Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Dundee Scotland
Review Date
Salary
Less than £ 10,000
Roles
Sport/Sports Management

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9.3/10

The Role
9.7
Organisation
9.0

Socialising

9.2

The Role

Role Description

Looking after children at a summer camp. Teaching sports to kids.

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

I honestly had the BEST SUMMER EVER.

10/10

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2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

The Wild Packs team and the team I worked with at camp both made me feel very much part of the team. I like with Wild Packs, I feel like they really do get to know you and your skills before looking to place you on a camp.

10/10

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

Again, with both Wild Packs and my camp I had great support and guidance/ training.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

VERY!!! at camp you are busy there is no doubt about it however, you are working an playing in the SUN. The days fly by and the summer is over before you know it.

10/10

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

I was given quite a lot considering it was my first summer at camp, You are looking after other peoples children, therefore you 100% have a lot resting on your shoulders. With regards to activities and the running of camp, I wasn't given that much extra to do purely because I didn't need to and it wasn't my job.

8/10

6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

Camp has made me more aware of the person I am today. I gained time management skills, leadership skills, patience and an appreciation for people that are different from me. I may not be able to use some of these skills in my degree however, I can in every other aspect of my life.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Camp office... is the BEST KIND OF OFFICE. When your office is playing outside in the sun, the fun literally never stops,

10/10

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

Wild Packs made the entire process getting to camp so seasmless. Camp itself, as chaotic things can get, the camp I worked at was set up great.

10/10

9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

The camp I worked at believed that happy campers = happy staff and vise-versa. The leadership gave the best training to us and therefore we were able to give our best to the staff.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Company Car
  • National Travel
  • International Travel
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Above 25 days holiday
5/10

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

After a successful summer I have now been asked back for a second summer. With regards to the company itself (the camp), being in America, I would say the employment prospects are limited based on visas etc, but then again, I'm not an expert in that area.

10/10

Social

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

Camp days off... Lets just say they get FUN.

10/10

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

I didn't really spend that much money during the summer. When working you are covered for housing and also you meals. I spent a lot travelling but thet was my choice. During the summer though the cost of living is pretty cheap.

10/10

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

I was around 40 minutes away from the closest big town at camp. We had a few bars and a cinema etc, so it had everything we needed. The closest city was around 3 hours away.

7/10

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

Absolutely! The camp staff encouraged us to make the most of our days off, visiting national parks, going tubing, scuba diving etc.

10/10

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