A job for the summer, memories to last a lifetime
A summer camp counselor is a job you will never regret. Our Kids lists many summer jobs brought to you directly by summer camps in Ontario, Quebec and BC. If you're looking for a summer job as a camp counselor go right to our summer camp job board.
The benefits of being a summer camp counselor
As a summer camp counselor you'll develop leadership skills you did not know you had and build on the ones you are already aware of. A summer camp job is a unique way to spend time in the great outdoors and earn money while you are doing so.
As a summer camp counselor you'll be responsible for kids' well being. Camp counselors take care of kids in a setting that is strange to them in many ways - outdoors, away from their parents and familiar surroundings. As such, you'll be in a unique position to help kids with their self esteem and personal development. You may even need to deal with issues like first aid, bullying and/or personal problems.
There are a variety of concrete benefits in working as a summer camp staff member. Some of the useful skills and abilites you will learn and develop will include the following:
- Conflict Management
- Customer Service
- Problem Solving
- Programming and Activity Planning
- Risk Management
- Safety Awareness
- Social Interaction
Over time, your experiences as a summer camp counselor will become an important part of your development. Of course, "summer camp counselor" will also look good on your resume.
To find out whether a summer camp counselor job is really for you, have a look at our camp counselor jobs and contact the summer camps listed there!