Have an Amazing Summer….Work at Camp
Have an Amazing Summer…Work at Camp
The groundhog may have predicted six more weeks of winter (if you can call these temperatures winter), but it is the perfect season for college students to think about their summer work plans. A job at summer camp means a summer filled with fun, friendship, and hands-on experience that employers look for. A summer camp job provides students with transferable skills useful for any career path. Students have the opportunity to work in the great outdoors while building skills of leadership, problem solving, conflict resolution, communication, teamwork, and responsibility. And not just in theory, but in real life day to day interactions. Here at camp, we spend the better part of the year looking for
qualified staff to become a part of the Iroquois Springs family. Our goal is to hire staff that have a genuine interest in working with children, and who can bring something to the table.
Some thoughts from our camp staffing coordinator, Gary Ross:
“I look for individuals who are already making a difference in college. Students who are involved in extra-curricular activities show good character. They are hard workers and tend to have good time management skills. These attributes are very useful in a camp environment where the work is hands-on and requires a degree of selflessness. For seasoned staff as well as those who may have less experience coming into camp, it’s amazing to watch the personal growth that takes place from the first day of camp to the last. We see staff develop their character and personality and build a skill set they can bring with them to any employment”;
And, Associate Director, Brian “Bubba” Cohen:
“Working at summer camp is an incredible social experience. Students have the opportunity to work together, under one roof, with hundreds of people from all over the country, as well as international staff, in a fun and rewarding environment. You are working in an environment filled with great learning opportunities while developing friendships that will last for years to come. Being a camp counselor is a huge commitment, but the more you put into it, the more you will get out of it. This year, we are focusing on hiring staff that can not only teach the traditional camp activities, but also for people who can bring something unique and new to our elective program, by bringing their interests to camp. It may be knowing how to juggle, or being a musician who can start a rock band. We are looking forward to seeing what new talents our staff can teach us”.
It takes a very special person to work with children and make a difference in their lives. To teach, guide, manage and most importantly help children develop greater confidence. Our staff members use the pre-camp training they receive to become leaders, mentors, motivators and friends, all resulting in rewarding and more memorable summers than ever imagined. Summer camp is an opportunity to do what you love and get paid for it, all while having a wonderful summer being a leader to children of all ages. The experience and skills you gain will aid you in finding the perfect job upon graduation and beyond.