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This programme has been designed for you to spend a fun and worthwhile summer working with children in North America and it’s definitely not a free holiday! It can be hard work with long hours, but it’s hugely rewarding and enjoyable if you’re prepared to throw yourself into the spirit of camp life.
It’s a tough job, but for the the right sort of person, it will be one of the most challenging, skill-enhancing, fun and incredibly rewarding experiences you’ll ever have. Usually, one or two members of staff are assigned to a cabin of 4-10 children and take responsibility for them while they are at camp. The camp director expects staff to set a good example, ensure that the children keep themselves and the cabin clean and that they follow the camp’s routine.
Your responsibilities will include dealing with homesickness and personal problems, as well as looking after and teaching the campers. Your role is like that of brother/sister/parent/teacher/friend/cheerleader all rolled into one!
You will have an orientation/staff training once you arrive at camp. This can last from one day to one week, depending on your camp. This orientation will include both preparing the camp for the kids and getting to know your role and how the camp operates.
Want to know what you'll be up to every day? Former BUNACer and camp swim coach Mark shares a typical camp day:
Got any questions about the role at summer camp? Give us a call on 033 3999 7516 or email us.