Camp Counsellor at Wild Packs Summer Camps

Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
New York USA
Review Date
Salary
Less than £ 10,000
Roles
Education/Teaching

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8.8/10

The Role
9.0
Organisation
8.8

Socialising

8.5

The Role

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

I loved my placement at the camp! It was something that didn't think would have such an impact it did. I would not have changed a thing about it and more than happy to return if possible!

10/10

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

I feel as if everyone who helped me get to camp as well as at camp, had your best interests at heart whether it was applying at the very beginning the costumer service was great, helping you every step of the way. Again whilst at camp we all got along very well as everyone was there for basically the same reason where we wanted to have a fun summer doing something unlike anything we had done before.

10/10

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

I felt as if I was constantly supported. As you travel a long way from home you have to have trust in the people your talk to throughout the entire process. During the application I never questioned the intentions of the company. It was a very smooth process and something I would recommend to anyone ever interested in going to camp.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Yes unbelievably busy but you don't particularly realise at the time you just do what has to be done. At the end of the day if you ever stopped and looked back at what you did it sometimes it can shock you but all the effort you put in is for a great reason there is always a reward of some sort at the end of the tunnel, this is what makes you get up the next day with excitement ready to do it all again

8/10

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

I was given a large amount of responsibility throughout the placement and whilst applying for the placement. Whilst guided through every step it was some what up to you in getting things done because all in all you are applying for a job. Whilst at camp (the placement) no matter what your role is you will always have a responsibility whether it be looking after the kids in your bunk, leading the pool or advising staff. Whilst sometimes there was a lot of responsibility put on your shoulders throughout orientation you were told and trained up for this. Both Wild Packs informed me of the responsibility I may have and Camp helped in how to deal with responsibility and how to go about situations.

8/10

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

I believe the skill I have taking from camp will help me more than I will never know and realise, not only does it make you more independent but you are communicating, leading and learning from every person you meet along a the way, I believe these skills could help you in any job. You are also encouraged to enjoy every moment whilst there. Its also a good idea to take a step back and look where you are and what you are doing. I think this is very important as people can get very stuck on the smallest of issues and make it feel like the end of the world where, I think is always to take a step out and look at the bigger picture and what you have accomplished.

9/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The atompshere at camp was great! It was a very positive and enjoyable place to busy. It was always busy but it was good that you can always walk pass someone and have a good chat.

9/10

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

Both throughout the application process with Wild Packs and camp it was a very organised environment, but in different ways. During the Wild Packs process there was constant communication in them telling me what stage of the process I was up to and what I had to do next, I never felt in the dark with any of the application. At camp it is very much organised chaos, there is always lots of different things happening the whole time so you are constantly on the move, this being said you were always told where you needed to be.

9/10

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

I feel as if both places put in the time to make sure I was supported and aware of what was happening at all times. They always cared about you and put your best interests first.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Company Car
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • National Travel
  • International Travel
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home
  • Healthcare from home
  • Healthcare/Dental
  • Travel loan
8/10

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

I would return to camp any day if I could and would 100% go through Wild Packs to help me through the application process

10/10

Social

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

There was a great social scene at camp, you are constantly interacting and meeting new people, As well on days off at camp it is great, because there will a big group of you and can go off camp and go exploring around America/the area you are.

10/10

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

There was a minimal cost of living, whilst you are at camp you don't have to pay for accommodation or food, This being said there is an obvious cost to get to camp in terms of visa and flights. Although you will earn a salary whilst you are at camp, this can be used for travelling or your days off,

7/10

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

When you are at camp, you are looking after the kids so there isn't necessarily a night life, This being said on your days off you can stay off camp in most cases so you are able to go out if you choose, whether it being out for dinner, the mall and a range of different activities you can choose from.

8/10

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

Yes, this is mainly on your days off, You will be able to whatever you may choose, the best places I enjoyed was finding various lakes, beaches etc again if it was specific activities the malls are huge and they have cinemas, bowling, shopping, food and everything really.

9/10