A typical day has you taking your group to a scheduled set of lessons and team-building activities depending on what the individual school requested. you has a specified time-frame to work in which can be challenging to work with when other groups will be moving in almost immediately when you finish. If not with a group, you may be doing maintenance-based activities such as cleaning bathrooms or running program areas during open recreation time. Once a group leaves, all hands are on deck to prepare the site for incoming weekend groups, or, if at the end of the weekend, preparing for the next round of school groups.
Half of the staff are off Fri-Sat, while the other half are off Sun-Mon, so a group is always on campus.
Management is excellent with very understanding and accommodating, and is willing to help you improve your teaching/facilitation style and manage stress.
Staff culture is fun and friendly. You end up knowing many of your coworkers very well, whether in your own cabin (4 bedroom 2 bath with communal kitchen and living room for generally 10 people) or out.
Hardest part: maintaining the energy towards the end of the season.
Most enjoyable: time spent with other staff, and watching students excel in new environments
Great location, excellent management, staff culture is great
low pay, no benefits, limited advancement opportunities, long hours