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The Y in Central Maryland

Camp Counselor

June - August 2021 • Ellicott City, MD

What I liked

The staff and kids I got to work with.

What I wish was different

More organization and communication between staff members.

Advice

Try lots of different activities to see what your campers enjoy most.
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Camp Science Teacher

May - July 2019 • Towson, MD

What I liked

I had a great time working with campers of all ages. Every day we did a new science experiment. A curriculum of experiments was given to me, but my managers also gave me the creative freedom to come up with my own lessons/experiments.

What I wish was different

The days were extremely hot and towards the end of the summer we were severely understaffed. Camp leadership did very little checking in with me. I wish I had more feedback to improve my performance.

Advice

Working with children of any age can be challenging. If you keep a positive and upbeat attitude, the campers will follow. It's important to make campers feel like they are wanted. I saw too many co-workers complain about their job in front of campers.
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Fitness Coach

April 2016 • Towson, MD

What I liked

The socialization

What I wish was different

The hours

Advice

Show up on time for your shift
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Specialty Counselor

June - August 2018 • Arnold, MD

What I liked

The staff was very encouraging and supportive.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

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