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Kidventure

Camp Counselor

June - August 2021 • Frisco, TX

What I liked

I loved working with kids and the positive energy all the counselors would bring in every day for the kids.

What I wish was different

More support from upper staff with how to deal with the kids who would simply not do what they were told

Advice

remember every day is a new day with the kids
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Kidventure Camp Counselor

June - July 2019 • Houston, TX

What I liked

I loved working with the kids and getting to impact their lives with fun summer camp activities. I got to personally help and watch one of the kids grow from his social anxiety which was wonderful to see. It got stressful at times but overall, it taught me a lot about patience and positivity. The kids were so much fun to be around and talk to.

What I wish was different

The camp hours sometimes seemed too long but I understood that parents still had to work so it wasn't anything awful and time ended up flying when activities started.

Advice

Go into it with a mindset of impacting young lives with joy and lots of fun. Being a part of camp had some great moments where I wish I could go back and do it all over again to see their smiles!
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Lead Staff Counselor

May - August 2019 • Houston, TX

What I liked

I liked the atmosphere and how structured this company is.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more time to get to know my coworkers.

Advice

I advise to always tie your shoes when working with kids.
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Camp Counselor

June - August 2019 • Houston, TX

What I liked

I loved working with the kids each and every day! They all had different personalities and were full of life!

What I wish was different

N/A. I wouldn't change a thing! Kidventure is the best job I have ever had.

Advice

This experience was so worthwhile and memorable! I will never forget the amazing summer I had at Kidventure!
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Camp Counselor

May - August 2018 • Houston, TX

What I liked

I liked that I got to work with a younger age group than I had experience working with. Also, I enjoyed always having another camp counselor with me to help.

What I wish was different

I wish the training would have been better to help us with campers that had disabilities or were differently abled.

Advice

One piece of advice is to take a breath before going in to the camp because you never know what kind of day you'll get. It's fun work, but hard work therefore you get easily drained.
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Camp Counselor

May - July 2019 • Garland, TX

What I liked

I learned how to interact with young (ages 3-6) kids. I liked that I can be silly and fun in my job. I liked that I was in charge of carrying out the curriculum; the creativity. I loved staff bonding and being able to rely on the camp directors. The job helped me build communication skills and my confidence in speaking (and dancing) in front of a large group of people.

What I wish was different

I wish that I was more prepared to deal with children who misbehaved. I wish all staff members contributed equally to the job. I wish there was more scheduled breaks because we often had to be with the kids eight hours each day. I wish there was more structure in how to carry out the curriculum because we often had miscommunication/misinterpretation of the material between the staff members.

Advice

Be confident when interacting with kids because they look up to as their role models.
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