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June 7, 2013

College Students Gain Important Skills with Summer Camp Jobs

Summer Camp Jobs Help College Students Studying Education Hone Teaching Skills

“Being a camp counselor is a 24/7 job, you have to be ready at any moment to be a father, a mentor, a best friend…It is one of the most rewarding ‘jobs’ you will ever have in your life and the memories you have of camp will last a lifetime.” – Chase R on website

Summer Camp Counselor Jobs, Good for Your Career

Sure, working with children is rewarding in itself and working outdoors is enticing, however, one of the best reasons to consider being a summer camp counselor is to help your career.  What better way to spend your summer than in a “paid internship” that offers experience honing your teaching skills and mentoring children while getting paid?  Some camps even offer college credit.  If you are a college student studying education (or any number of academic programs), summer camp counselor jobs for college students offer meaningful experiences to build your resume.

The Benefits of Summer Camp Jobs for College Students

Working at a summer camp job will be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life.  As a summer camp counselor, you’ll build leadership skills that are essential to becoming a successful teacher.  Just as in a classroom, you will be responsible for kids’ welfare;  nurturing  their self esteem and assisting them in their personal development.  You will be there to support them in a setting that is unfamiliar to them.  You will also be a role model assisting and motivating campers to learn new skills and help them with their concerns and ideas. It will be your job to do everything in your power to make each of the campers’ summer filled with lasting memories. As Matt V on said, ” If you put in the time and effort and focus on why you are really there, which is for the kids, this could be the most rewarding summer of your life.”

Working as a summer camp counselor offers an array of benefits.  Some of the skills and abilities you will learn and cultivate include:

  • Leadership and Problem Solving
  • Responsibility and Supervision
  • Risk Management and Safety Awareness
  • Social Interaction and Teamwork
  • Professionalism
  • Documentation
  • Childcare
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Customer Service
  • Programming and Activity Planning
  • Communication

Natalie H. from added, ” As a counselor, you will transform from just another smart, athletic, motivated young person into a teacher, a mentor, a coach, and a best friend without even realizing it.”

In this competitive market, an additional benefit of summer camp counselor jobs is saving money. Since housing and meals are provided while at camp, you can bank the money you earn.

Summer camp counselor jobs widely Available

There are many summer camp counselor jobs available throughout the world in a wide spectrum of niches, interests, activities, needs, and religious preferences.  If you are drawn to traveling and learning about different cultures, there are international summer camp counselor jobs available. For those committed to teaching according to their faith there are Christian camp jobs, among other religious camp jobs.  If you are a special education major, their are many special needs and special interest camps.

To explore whether a summer camp counselor job is right for you, take a look at our summer camp counselor jobs listings and contact the summer camps listed there!