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CAMP EDMO (Edventure More)

Summer camp counselor

June - August 2021 • Folsom, CA

What I liked

The friendly and helpful rapport with my coordinators

What I wish was different

To be more organized and more effective use of resources

Advice

Be mindful on the site you're working and the type of kids, and family backgrounds, you're going to deal with everyday
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Camp Counselor

June - July 2020 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

The head staff were very receptive to counselor needs. I had a great time teaching tech to kids virtually.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more support in the virtual classroom sometimes.

Advice

It is important to really learn the tools you will be teaching so you can answer all the campers' questions.
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Tech instructor

May - July 2019 • Rocklin, CA

What I liked

I was teaching kids skills that we use everyday

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Patience is key
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Camp Counselor

May - July 2019 • Folsom, CA

What I liked

My bosses and coworkers were fantastic!

What I wish was different

I wish the job took up more of my summer! It was only about 8 weeks.

Advice

Make the best of it and create lasting connections.
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Camp Counselor

June - August 2019 • Burlingame, CA

What I liked

It was a super engaging job, and most of my responsibilities involved entertaining kids, so it was really easy to forget I was working. I gained some new experience in education and in managing large group of kids, which could be challenging, but was also pretty valuable. My coworkers were great too, so the workday went by fast.

What I wish was different

There were plenty of overtime opportunities in the beginning of the season, but towards mid-July they began staggering schedules to avoid overtime, which made the mornings a lot more difficult due to a lack of manpower.

Advice

Summer jobs are a lot more bearable if you can have fun with them. I'd highly recommend a job like this over a retail position.
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Camp teacher

May - August 2019 • Santa Rosa, CA

What I liked

I loved the experience I got teaching a science curriculum and allowing room for me to change what I wanted to teach. I loved the kids too!

What I wish was different

The administration was very demanding and gave a lot of preparation for the next day, but I was not given enough paid time to prep.

Advice

I wouldn’t change a thing, all you have to do is your best and put your head down and work. Don’t worry about the bureaucracy.
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Camp Counselor

June - August 2018 • Los Altos, CA

What I liked

I loved spending time with children, getting to know a few of my co-workers, and gaining leadership experience. It was great fun!

What I wish was different

I wish I was able to work longer!

Advice

Keep up the positivity! Camp can be exhausting and sometimes the growing pains are sore, but a good attitude can lift the spirit of the entire experience, both for you and your team. Overall, you will have a lot of fun and the kids will love you as long as you treat them with love and respect.
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Instructor

June - August 2018 • Palo Alto, CA

What I liked

Fun working in the bay and with kids, better experience being a teacher rather than a counslor as I've done before at other camps. Overall a really good experience, and one that I was very glad to have. I was out to my collegues , and felt like there was actually pretty good diversity in experiences among the staff. Additionally feedback was given throughout, and I felt like I could express issues I had been having

What I wish was different

Nothing, was a very workable and enjoyable job. Will note that staff changes each year, and there were some conflicts at times, I did make really wonderful friends as well, some of whom I am still in contact with

Advice

It was very helpful to have a bike for commuting in Palo Alto, also many locations are run by the camp across the bay and into Sacramento
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Summer Camp Teacher

June - July 2018 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

Learning through through teaching

What I wish was different

Less stressful

Advice

Don’t do it if you’re not good with kids
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Summer camp counselor

June - August 2018 • Burlingame, CA

What I liked

I loved the experience of working with kids, it was a great as I am a Liberal Studies major and having educational experiences is important for my resume.

What I wish was different

I wish that I had been given more responsibilities or applied for a higher position as this was my second summer doing this.

Advice

Be willing to get silly and make mistakes, camp is a great way to learn more about yourself as a leader and educator!
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Camp Counselor

June - August 2018 • Burlingame, CA

What I liked

I loved working with kids and such wonderful coworkers.

What I wish was different

Scheduling each day could be somewhat abrupt, so it could be tough to keep up with changes.

Advice

Make sure you get enough sleep to keep up the energy needed for the job.
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