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Falling Creek Camp

Digital Asset Coordinator and Administrative Assistant

May - August 2019 • Zirconia, NC

What I liked

I got to be away from home and completely independent. It was also a great way to gain experience working with other people and in a professional environment while getting to be outside and try new things often. It forced me out of my comfort zone and exposed me to a lot of diverse and interesting people that I'll remember and keep in touch with.

What I wish was different

It's difficult to market a job working at a summer camp to employers looking to hire interns, however the sheer workload of the job ( 17+ hours a day) combined with the experiences I gained I feel can be communicated if worded the right way in a resume or explained well in an interview.

Advice

This experience, while fun and engaging, lasted from mid May (a week or so after finals) to mid August (a week before classes started). It is a full-summer commitment that's both physically and mentally challenging to get through. However, the benefits far outweigh the challenges and it was by far the most rewarding experience I've had.
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Camp Counselor

May - August 2019 • Zirconia, NC

What I liked

I particularly enjoyed facilitating the role of activity leader at Falling Creek Camp. During the morning activity sessions, I ran sessions for indoor soccer, which depended on the curriculum I was constantly updating every week and for each individual camp session.

What I wish was different

I would have preferred to have more time off. Being in a cabin with eight, screaming kids is very stressful. Having one night off per week helped, but didn't really help me reset and relax to the degree I would have preferred.

Advice

TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF FIRST!!! I learned during the first session, the three-week camp, that I was not giving enough time to myself away from camp life. I was easily "burnt-out" and considered finding another job for the summer. I ended up speaking with some of my good friends there and they gave me all the advice and tips to keep my cool and staying in the right frame of mind.
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Camp Counselor

May - August 2019 • Tuxedo, NC

What I liked

Very team oriented, excellent support base to make sure that everyone is successful in whatever area that they're in.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Camp Counselor

June - August 2018 • Tuxedo, NC

What I liked

The impact you have on the boys

What I wish was different

Pay more clear

Advice

Be in it for the whole summer
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