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Camp Laurel

Sailing Counselor

June - August 2019 • Readfield, ME

What I liked

Beautiful location.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more support from the management. That those kids had some sort of discipline or any.

Advice

This is a business, not a camp meant for bettering the kids. Know what you're getting yourself in to.
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Camp Counselor

June - August 2018 • Readfield, ME

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Do it!!! It was so worth it so take a chance and you will be rewarded.
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Office worker at summer camp

June - August 2019 • Mount Vernon, ME

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

You have to interact and speak with various people (colleagues, campers, and parents), so it's important to have communication skills and not be afraid to ask your colleagues questions.
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Camp Counselor

June - August 2018 • Readfield, ME

What I liked

The layout and organization of the camp. All the employees and directors

What I wish was different

Pay could have been higher because you are on duty 24 hours a day

Advice

It’s the hardest job you’ll ever love!
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Camp Coun

June - August 2019 • Readfield, ME

What I liked

Being able to spend my summer outdoors working with children

What I wish was different

The break scheduling for the actual job

Advice

Go into it with a good attitude and with the want to help and have fun with children for a summer.
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Apache Specialist

June - August 2019 • Readfield, ME

What I liked

It was fun and offered many benefits such as housing, food, and social activities. It was a great environment to meet people from all over and make lasting connections.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more time off. The nature of working at camp means working almost constantly, but when I was off work, I had some of the best days of my life exploring Maine.

Advice

It's okay to get experiences that don't directly relate to your degree plan. As an engineering major I found working at Camp Laurel was one of the best decisions I could have made. It gave me invaluable experience working on a team, improvising and planning, and being a strong leader of a group. All of which are some of the top skills that any employer is looking for.
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Camp Counselor

June - August 2019 • Readfield, ME

What I liked

Great networking, fun environment, develop leadership skills, practice different forms of communication, large team work portion, heavily child care based.

What I wish was different

tough schedule,

Advice

Great to have an open mind to have and take in every experience this special place will give you. Awesome staff but need lots of patience and problem solving needed.
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Camp counselor

June - August 2019 • Readfield, ME

What I liked

Working with kids.

What I wish was different

More time to decompress daily.

Advice

Working with kids is very tough.
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Camp Counselor

May - August 2018 • Readfield, ME

What I liked

I loved being out in the beautiful state of Maine! I got to work with some pretty cool people too.

What I wish was different

I wish I got paid more.

Advice

That you should definitely do this if you are in education or like working with children.
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Camp Counselor

June - August 2018 • Readfield, ME

What I liked

I loved the people and the very inspiring work environment

What I wish was different

The amount of time counselors has off during the day

Advice

Take each moment in because once the summer is over you’ll realize how much you love and miss all these people and places
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Camp Counselor

May - September 2018 • Readfield, ME

What I liked

I enjoyed my time as a camp counselor and outdoor tripping guide at camp Laurel because I got to witness and share the first experiences outdoors with children. I was able to teach and share my passion with children of all ages through the outdoors, and that was such a rewarding process. Camp Laurel gives counselors the opportunity to share their expertise in various recreation activities while enjoying the nostalgia of a summer away at camp.

What I wish was different

Advice

I think everyone who has the chance and the summer, should work as a camp counselor. You create so many memories with amazing children and staff that last a lifetime.
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