At Camp Fletcher, we know that summer internships and office jobs can sound enticing. In college, you hear lots of talk about networking and resumes, and many students think that means working for free, getting coffee, and sitting inside at a desk all summer. We have a little secret for you: the experiences and skills you gain as a camp counselor can be just as fulfilling as and a lot more fun than spending your summer in an office. If business casual and making copies aren’t for you, consider spending your summer outdoors at Camp Fletcher! Here are our top four reasons why you should be a summer counselor at Camp Fletcher.
The Camp Family: At Camp Fletcher, we’re not just coworkers; we’re a community and, by the end of camp, we’re a family. You’ll come to rely on your fellow counselors and supervisors as you work together and learn from the best. You spend a lot of time with these people, so you learn to love and accept them for who they are. Teamwork is key to a successful summer camp experience, so you’ll learn to get along, work hard and help each other. In the process, we know you will build lasting relationships with this incredible support system while also building a network you’ll carry with you forever. Any Fletcher counselor can tell you that counselor training usually begins with loud screams and hugs as old friends come together for another amazing summer at camp.
Unplugged & Outside: If you can’t imagine spending the entire summer inside, then camp might be the right place for you. You’ll get to know Camp Fletcher’s beautiful wooded acres because we spend a lot of time outside. You’ll hike through the woods, spend time in Shades Creek, and bond around a campfire. Sure, showers might be few and far between and we don’t spend much time with our cell phones, but we know you won’t mind too much because summers are for adventure and that’s exactly what you get at Camp Fletcher.
Playing Around: Camp activities range from swimming to canoeing to archery to field games, so if fetching coffee isn’t your cup of tea, Camp Fletcher is sure to provide you with opportunities to run, play, and have TONS of fun. But don’t worry: you’re not missing out on gaining necessary work experience because you’ll also learn excellent communication and leadership skills that will stay with you long after the last campfire ends.
Building character, not just a resume: Working at camp is definitely something that will improve your resume, but it’s also so much more than that. You’ll spend your summer building character and being a role model for the kids around you. You’re dedicating your entire summer to improving lives, and suddenly things aren’t always about you. You learn selflessness, gain a sense of community and responsibility to the world around you, and improve your problem solving skills and creativity. You’ll develop empathy, and future employers will notice your hard work and compassion.
If being a counselor at Camp Fletcher sounds like the perfect job for you, apply today! Summer staff must be at least 18 years old and able to commit the entire summer. Counselors are carefully chosen for their leadership skill and interest in child development. All staff members are required to have a criminal background check, a multi-panel drug test, and must participate in an extensive training program following the American Camping Association and Camp Fire’s policies and guidelines. CLICK HERE for more information about how to apply!