Not only is being a camp counselor great for your personal growth, friend count and travelling acumen, it’s also a brilliant way to improve your CV when it comes to getting a job.
As a camp counselor you’re travelling and having fun, but you’re also learning valuable skills and transferable expertise that future employers will look at with respect and interest. Here’s how I explained how camp had made me a better and more employable person to my employers, you can lift it if you like…
Your time at camp will teach you how to:
- Be part of a team with people from every background imaginable and from around the world.
- Work to your peers’ strengths and weaknesses to provide a service and do your job.
- Get thrown into something at the deep end and rise to the top kicking hard.
- Power on through doubt and tiredness to work productively.
- Function in stressful situations.
- Mediate between two fraught and (sometimes) aggressive parties.
- Exist on four hours sleep.
- Communicate better – listening and talking.
- Teach others.
- Be a friend, counselor and teacher to hundreds of children.
- Take on board new skills and be adaptable to your surroundings.
- Entertain a tough crowd.
- Have fun!