Hello everyone! My name is Emer and this past summer I had my first experience working as a camp counselor at Y Country Camp in Quebec, Canada! Now you may be thinking – Canada? I thought summer camps were an American thing? While, yes, most people associate summer camp with America, but there’s a whole… Read More My Canadian Summer
So…you’re about to embark on your big American adventure and you’re feeling pretty nervous. That is totally normal – after all, you’re travelling to live in a whole new country, on your own to start a brand new job! Luckily for you, here at CCUSA we are summer camp experts! And we are going to… Read More CCUSA’s Advice on Being a First Time Counselor
When the teens back-talk When your lazy co-counselor spends siesta napping When a camper tells you that you’re mean “The counselors are taking over the gaga pit! It’s like they’re the kids and we’re the grown ups!” When your campers take their stinky shoes off after a long hot day … Read More 15 Totally True Reactions of an Over-Tired Camp Counselor
Hi, I’m Jake and I spent the summer of 2015 at Camp Y Noah in Clinton, Ohio. I chose to go with CCUSA as the staff were helpful and always gave me good advice. The process is easy and the option for them to purchase your flights make it an excellent choice. CCUSA only got… Read More Jake – Camp Y-Noah, OH
There is no doubt that working at a summer camp will do wonders for your CV! I have recently been applying to a number of graduate graduate programmes, as are many final year students. In every interview I attended, they were VERY interested in my experience working at a summer camp. Here are just… Read More Why Working as a Camp Counsellor is Great for your Career!
You won’t sleep right for 2 months, yet you’re still able to fully function the next day. Naps are Essential for survival. If you work anywhere but waterfront you get the weirdest of tan lines. Singing camp songs outside of camp and having people look at you funny. Non camp people just don’t… Read More 14 Things Camp Counselors Know to be True
Stage One: Shock What is this? What have I gotten myself into? Its training week, the returnee staff are dancing and singing camp songs…Omg what is this? It is really hard to watch from the back of the hall! Maybe if I slouch down in my chair they won’t notice me. Oh no they’ve asked… Read More 9 Stages of Losing Your Dignity at Camp