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Camp Nor'wester

Waterfront Instructor

June - August 2019 • San Juan Island, WA

What I liked

I loved the beautiful environment, the relaxed pace, the kids, and my coworkers.

What I wish was different

I wish that I had gotten paid more and gotten more time to sleep at night.

Advice

It's harder and longer than you expect. Not all jobs at camp are created equal, some are much easier. REALLY think about if the reward of being of unit leader is worth it.
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Unit leader

June - August 2019 • San Juan Island, WA

What I liked

The location was beautiful and the other staff and kids were great.

What I wish was different

More support for new / international staff.

Advice

DO it if you think you won't go crazy being on an island with 50 other people and no wifi for 2 months
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Camp Counselor

June - August 2019 • San Juan Island, WA

What I liked

Interacting with children and my coworkers, overcoming challenges as they were presented to me.

What I wish was different

More time off!

Advice

Make sure that self care is a priority!
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