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YMCA Camp Sea Gull and YMCA Camp Seafarer

Senior in Charge

May - August 2021 • Minnesott Beach, NC

What I liked

The family-like atmosphere of the camp. It makes you feel welcomed and proves you’re helping with something bigger then yourself.

What I wish was different

Advice

Be open about working with children. It is mainly your job to teach them and help them succeed, yet they will teach you a lot more then you realize.
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Summer Executive Team Member

May - August 2019 • Arapahoe, NC

What I liked

I had a blast, made some amazing friends, impacted children in a variety of ways, got leadership experience, and so much more. I could honestly talk about it forever.

What I wish was different

I wish I was able to continue going back every year and that this experience meant something to employers because it is hard work and I've grown so much, but it is what it is.

Advice

Be ready to work hard, all the time, be tired and have the summer of your life.
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Camp Counselor

May - August 2019 • Arapahoe, NC

What I liked

Everything!

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Such a formative experience for me, I would recommend it to anyone
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Senior Camp Counselor

June - August 2019 • Arapahoe, NC

What I liked

Great camp, loved helping campers and driving boats

What I wish was different

Better leadership

Advice

You get what you give. If you put in effort, you will enjoy it.
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Camp Counselor

May - August 2019 • Arapahoe, NC

What I liked

-I became better friends with some really great people -I left knowing that I made an impact on girls’ lives -I stayed organized and on top of things for the most part -I grew in my confidence in public speaking and being in front of large groups of people

What I wish was different

-I had friends and people I care about in every Camp, so it was difficult to find time to see everyone without crossing boundaries or having them slip through the cracks -I struggled a little bit with my relationship with my HC at points, but especially during 2nd Session it was much better -constantly problem-solving camper and counselor issues during 2nd Session was just exhausting and really frustrating at times

Advice

-make the most of it and have fun: remember that it's just summer camp
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Cabin Counselor

June - August 2019 • Arapahoe, NC

What I liked

I absolutely love working with children so this was a great summer job for me! I got to meet so many new people through this experience which I am so grateful for.

What I wish was different

n/a

Advice

This was hard work, you are dedicating your whole summer towards impacting young children. It is a commitment to do the whole summer but I am super glad I did. It taught me a lot about others but also a lot about myself.
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Camp Counselor

June - August 2018 • Arapahoe, NC

What I liked

loved the people

What I wish was different

nothing it was incredible

Advice

be patient and find the good.
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