Where else can you work this summer that will not only prepare you for your future but also be a whole lot of fun? Working at summer camp provides you with indelible opportunities for:
- Building your emotional intelligence. When you live and work with people who are different from you, you learn how to get along, how to navigate complicated relationships and how to work toward a common goal. You can grow to understand people and fight your natural biases against people who are not like you.
- Strengthening your leadership skills. Whether you’re working in the kitchen or on the waterfront, camp provides opportunities to grow as a leader. Who you are matters to campers. Your consistency, the way you handle challenges, and the way you teach others is making a difference in the lives of kids. You’ll begin to shape your leadership style and that will help you guide many more groups of people in your future.
- Learning how to collaborate. Teamwork is always a highly valued skill in corporations today. At camp, you learn how to compromise, how to identify good ideas, how to brainstorm and see your efforts pay off.
- Understanding your strengths and weaknesses. In a few short months, you’ll have opportunities to get to know yourself better in a compressed amount of time. Camp is a unique setting where your strengths and weaknesses seem to surface. If you’re open to it, you will discover new things about yourself that will help you mature and grow.