I worked at an outdoor camp and just had so much fun. It was really relaxed and you just got to show kids how wonderful nature was, swim, and then we would all ride a bus back to the local middle-school. There we would have lunch and then procede to play games with the kids until their parents came to pick them up. A counselor would work half the day.
I worked here for a good amount of time somewhat enjoyed the work but the management at the time did not lead effectively and my experience was negative because of this to the point of allowing discrimination and wrongful termination.
This job shows life skills that you could use in real life. I have learned about being more of more detailed thinker and have learned how to use talking to solve issues and help people come together and solve issues .
There’s so much high expectations to do with the kids with such little pay. I got couple cents raise out of three years I’ve been working. When there’s no school, there’s no job. You don’t get paid for those days off. No benefits, only like one coupon that no one really cares about. Always complaints from parents about h.w because they expect us to ALSO be tutors for their children.
Learned leadership and helps you be out of your comfort zone
Overall, words fail me when I describe my experience working for the Y. This camp is life changing for all who enter. You are welcomed by a family of people who accept you for your differences and are willing to guide you along whatever path you may be on in life.
I would highly recommend working for the Y. You will not regret it and overall you may be surprised at how life changing it can be.
I worked at Camp Thunderbird - the Outdoor Centre and the work is challenging but very rewarding. You work with 7-10 kids all day every day for 5, 9 or 12 days at a time. You spend almost all your time outdoors doing activities in the woods, including a 1-4 night outtrip. If you like kids and love spending time outdoors on outdoor adventures or doing outdoor ed, then this is the summer job for you.
Even though dealing with elementary to middle school students can be a hassle the most enjoyable part of that is connecting with young kids developing a friendship and playing games with them. The kids I work with most are 4th ad 5th grade and they always enjoy when I play football or basketball with them and make sure everyone is having fun.
Love the YMCA - however, I would appreciate if corporate would listen to the type of equipment members would like to see in the fitness area. Often feels like corporate brushes off majority of the members' opinions.
I helped the kids with their homework when there was school and on holidays and summer we had summer camp where we would have activities at the camp and go to the pool and the other days was field trips so either the movies or the zoo etc.
Fun time with kids
Can be a little overwhelming with the amount of kids