If you’re pacing your room desperately trying to remember everything you’ve ever had to do with children and frantically attempting to recall any time you’ve ever been a ‘good’ person, I’m guessing you’re trying to get yourself ready for your interview with Camp America. I used to be an interviewer for a camp agency, so calm yourself down and take note of my advice…
Remember that your Camp America interviewer WANTS you to pass
They’re not trying to catch you out or trick you in any of their questions, so don’t be scared. The interview will mostly be made up of competency questions – meaning you’ll be asked questions such as ‘Tell me about a time you went out of your way to help someone’, or ‘Tell me about a time you worked with a child’. You’ll also be asked why you want to go to camp, and a few questions about your application and previous experience.
Take a print out of your Camp America Direct application
As well as your CRB check and three forms of ID such as your passport, driving license, a bank statement, national insurance card or a p45.
Be yourself, with a smile
There is a camp out there to suit every one of you, but if you are fake in the interview it’s more likely you’ll be placed at a camp that just isn’t right for you. So show the interviewer the real you and let them get to know you properly. The Camp America interviewers are experienced in assessing suitability and they’ll report back to head offices.
Dress casually, but smartly
Feel free to wear smart jeans, but there’s absolutely no need for a suit and tie, or low-cut tops. It’s still a job interview, but you should be relaxed.
Have fun, and suck up to your interviewer!
Your interviewer is a fountain of knowledge about camp, so ask a few questions yourself. Have some ready prepared and indulge your interviewer by letting them go on about their experience for a while, you never know what you might learn!
It can take up to two weeks to find out whether you’ve passed the interview or not and you will be notified through the Camp America office.