It is a 24-hour job working with kids! Be prepared to:
Be surrounded by kids... in your sleep, while you eat, while you work, while you play!
Put kids first, give kids choices, help kids become leaders, and develop positive relationships with kids!
Follow a code of living and be a positive role model all the time... use positive language, smile, set a good example, greet people, engage in conversation, be inclusive, and give 110% of yourself all the time.
It is community living! Be prepared to:
Have limited personal storage space, limited food choices, and limited time to communicate with family and friends... this is not like college, with a large cafeteria or unlimited access to phone and email!
Sleep with up to 12 other people in one room...complete with noises, snoring, tossing in one's sleep, and grinding teeth!
Share a bathroom facility with up to 80 other people...expect to wait in line and enjoy at least one cold shower!
Support all camp rules and policies willingly, even if you may not agree with them at the moment.
It is CAMP! Be prepared to:
See some beautiful sunsets... while dealing with lots of ticks and mosquitoes!
Make some friends that will last a lifetime ... while smelling of sweat and coated with dirt!
See kids smiling ... while being drained of all physical and emotional energy!
Have new personal experiences ... while at times feeling uneasy or out of your element!
Not Everyone Wants To....
Have a job that will affect their life forever
Gain leadership skills
Become a part of an amazing team
Make a difference in the life of a child.
This is a challenging, yet very rewarding job.
Are YOU up for the challenge? Is this the JOB you want?