Camp Counselor at Wild Packs Summer Camps

Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
New York USA
Review Date
Salary
Less than £ 10,000
Roles
Education/Teaching Leisure and Hospitality Sport/Sports Management Sports Sciences Travel and Tourism

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8.5/10

The Role
8.8
Organisation
8.8

Socialising

7.8

The Role

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

This was such a rewarding opportunity. Every day was new and different and I made some really close friendships with some of my colleagues. I got to see more of America too, which was a bonus!

10/10

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

Everyone is doing different things at camp but you all feel like you're in it together. Staff were from all over the world but all working towards a common goal.

9/10

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

Leadership staff are very busy but always on hand if you need help. They expect you to try and fix any problems, which I liked as I felt more independent.

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Camp is a really fast paced environment. You might be teaching during the day (I taught climbing) but then doing something different later in the evening. Lots to do.

10/10

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

I looked after a group of campers along with a few others and then was also in the adventure team, so I had the responsibility of the kids as well as teaching new skills.

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 got way more experience working with children over the course of the summer. My camp certified us in first aid and we also did a climbing qualification. Although working at camp didn't directly affect my course at uni I'm sure it will help me in future employment.

8/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

It was great. Camp is full of high highs and a few lows too but generally the atmosphere was amazing. Because it's so full on it's easy to get tired but with support you power through!

8/10

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

Wild Packs helped me with every step on the process. They even helped me when I was at camp as I needed to change the date I came home from the USA. They talked me through the visa and embassy process which was complicated initially but straight forward enough once I understood what I had to do.

10/10

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

I know that the first aid and climbing course cost the camp to put me through. Staff training before the kids arrived was very detailed, they tried to help us understand what working at camp would be like.

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • International Travel
  • Financial Bonus
  • Healthcare/Dental
7/10

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

I have already signed up to go back to camp with Wild Packs. I'm so excited!

10/10

Social

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

Yes, people were always very up for socialising. There's not always a lot of time to do so, you get one day off a week and a few evenings off per week too, but we made the most of it, especially after camp when a few friends and I went travelling.

7/10

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

I hardly spent any money at camp, mainly because when you're there all your food and accommodation is included. After camp I spent quite a bit more but that was because I chose to go travelling.

9/10

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

There were a few bars around but you're in the woods.

7/10

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

We had the opportunity to do some of the activities at camp, but it had to fit around our working hours.

8/10

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