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Camp Weequahic

Camp Counselor

June - August 2021 • Lakewood, PA

What I liked

I got the chance to connect with young people and make a difference in their experience for the summer. I got to teach music and art classes as well which was really fulfilling to watch young people learn and enjoy things that I love as well. It was great to connect and share the summer with wonderful people. I formed a lot of close friendships as well and it was wonderful to escape the typical rhythm of every day life.

What I wish was different

I wish the communication with the staff was a bit better and there were many times where the counselors felt isolated from the rest of the staff which negatively impacted the work environment.

Advice

Do check-ins for yourself throughout the summer and take time to yourself because most of your time is spent giving your time and energy to others. This job is a great opportunity to grow and learn about yourself as well as people in general, but you need to look out for yourself in order to reap these benefits.
3 people found this helpful

Camp Counselor

June - August 2019 • Honesdale, PA

What I liked

I loved almost every second of my job. The work culture is so accepting, optimistic and positive. Everyone lifted each other up. I loved the challenge of connecting with the campers and keep them. entertained. Meals, games, night activities, program areas are all a part of the camp experience, and they all exceeded my expectations.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Live this experience up while it last, because you will miss it once it is over with
2 people found this helpful

Camp Counselor

June - August 2019 • Lakewood, PA

What I liked

the people !

What I wish was different

it was very tiring

Advice

don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone
1 person found this helpful

Camp Counselor

June - August 2019 • Lakewood, PA

What I liked

I loved working with the kids and feeling like myself there. It was an amazing experience

What I wish was different

I wish the pay was more

Advice

Know yourself. You’re working basically 24/7 for 7 weeks. You need to be comfortable being with kids that whole time and have fun doing it.
5 people found this helpful

Camp Counselor

June - August 2018 • Lakewood, PA

What I liked

It was a great community, and everyone was amazing to work with

What I wish was different

Advice

Don’t be afraid to open up, it’s a great chance to learn new things about yourself
2 people found this helpful