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Camp Wayne Camps

Camp Counselor/Vieographer

June - August 2019 • Preston Park, PA

What I liked

The friends I made with counselors and campers were what made the entire experience so amazing. Strong friendships made from outdoor games, late nights, and lots of bonding activities.

What I wish was different

In many ways, I wish it were even longer! It's difficult to say goodbye.

Advice

Go into it with an open mind and open arms. It can get tough sometimes, but that is what makes the experience so life-changing and valuable.
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Camp Counselor

June - August 2019 • Preston Park, PA

What I liked

This was a summer experience that I will never forget! The staff and campers were great. I worked with the youngest campers (7-8yrs old) and it was challenging at times because of the new situation, but very educational. You learn the importance of how you present yourself and act because the campers are impressionable of what you do. Being that the camp hires staff from around the world, it allows you to meet new people and eventually travel to visit them.

What I wish was different

Advice

Working at a summer camp with a variety of people from all over the work is rare, so dive deep into the experience and have fun with it all.
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Camp Counselor

June - August 2019 • Preston Park, PA

What I liked

Being a camp counselor at Camp Wayne was truly one of the best experiences I've had. There is this energy at camp that is just impossible to replicate anywhere else. Everyone is happy and having fun every single day. It was also so cool to get to meet people from all over the world that I still keep in contact with!

What I wish was different

Nothing, absolutely nothing.

Advice

Embrace your inner kid
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Camp Counselor

June - August 2019 • Preston Park, PA

What I liked

My favorite part of being a counselor was making connections with the kids in my bunk. Despite a big age difference (my campers were 10-years-old), I was able to become very close to the kids and I loved being a mentor to them. While at times stressful, this job was incredibly rewarding as I was able to give the kids a great summer and ensure that they made lifelong memories. Being from the United States, I also really liked how I was able to make friends with and meet cool and interesting people from all over the world in my fellow counselors.

What I wish was different

Advice

I was a camper at Camp Wayne for seven summers prior to becoming a counselor. What makes Camp Wayne special for me is the people there, whether it be your fellow counselors, the campers, or the senior staff. My one piece of advice would be to try as hard as possible to make friends and meet new people at Camp Wayne.
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Instructor

June - August 2019 • Preston Park, PA

What I liked

Made some great friends. Great Art department

What I wish was different

How certain situations are handled. I wish the pro-staff were more supportive More inclusive to everyone I wish they didn't play favorites

Advice

To be completely honest I had a horrible time working here. I would not suggest working here ever unless you are prepared to be judged, left out of cliques, be in a hostile environment, and not be supported by the pro-staff whatsoever.
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Camp Counselor

July - August 2019 • Preston Park, PA

What I liked

This was a really amazing job with so many amazing people from all over the world. I felt really honored to be part of the team before, during, and after the summer. I made some lifelong friends and had so much fun even working such long hours. The Directors and Head Counselors were all such awesome people and the art classes I taught and the bunk I was part of was all excellent fun.

What I wish was different

The living conditions could have been cleaner, cooler during the day and warmer at night, and planned a bit better in terms of locations in relation to where people live and work. Also, for being on the job 24/6 for most of the time, there could have been a few better transportation options for our free time.

Advice

Take the leap. You'll be glad and it will be an amazing summer (or summers!!).
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Camp Counselor

June 2017 - August 2018 • Preston Park, PA

What I liked

The family atmosphere, working with close friends, working with kids, teaching a speciality

What I wish was different

Advice

Expect to learn about yourself and the world around you.
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Camp Counselor

June - August 2019 • Preston Park, PA

What I liked

Made great friends.

What I wish was different

How certain situations are handled

Advice

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Camp Counselor

June - August 2019 • Preston Park, PA

What I liked

I loved the people, place and the kids!

What I wish was different

Loved everything!

Advice

Go in with an open mind and ready to do anything.
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