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Name: Jamie Brackett
Location/interview areas covered: Dublin / Republic of Ireland
Which camp(s) did you attend? YMCA Camp Campbell, Santa Cruz, CA
How many summers did you spend at camp? 1
Which role(s) did you have at camp? Activity specialist, lifeguard/tennis coordinator & camp counselor.
What did you learn about yourself whilst at summer camp? I am passionate about bringing out the best in other and encouraging them especially when they don’t believe in themselves. I’m more creative than I imagined.
What was your favourite thing about camp? Reflection time in the evenings with the campers. They remember every little detail about the day and it's magical to listen to their perspective.
What main qualities and/or skills do you look for in an interviewee? Friendly / respectful of themselves and others / ambitious and determined to encourage others to be the best they can be. To be a team player and also hold the ability to work on their own initiative.
Top tip for anyone attending a summer camp interview: Try not holding back and get involved as much as possible, especially when you’re nervous! Get to know the campers as much as you can - they mightn't get the opportunity to share their thoughts or skills as much as they can at camp.
Fun fact about yourself: I went on a surfing holiday by myself to morocco and swam at the bottom of the atlas mountains. I was shopping in town during a movie premiere and by luck got a selfie with Stephen Spielberg which ended up on the front page of the newspaper.
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