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SpringHill

General Counselor

May - August 2019 • Evart, MI

What I liked

I loved the mission and values that SpringHill holds. Also, being able to connect with kids and Jesus at the same time. Wow, my dream job for real.

What I wish was different

The communication with counselors could use some improvement.

Advice

Don't come in with any expectations! Also, it doesn't matter what level your faith is that! they will take you as you are, love on you, and help you grow!
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Inclusion counselor

May - August 2019 • Evart, MI

What I liked

I got to spend every second of the day sharing the love of Jesus with kids. In my position I had the opportunity to work with kids with disabilities to show them that they could do everything they set their minds to. Not to mention I got to spend all summer outside having fun!

What I wish was different

I wish there was more preparation for the end of the summer, it was difficult to transition out if camp mode and out of spending intentional time with God all of the time.

Advice

Be ready to let go of control and trust that there is a reason for your work. It is the best job I have ever had but it was also the hardest summer of my life.
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Summer Leader

July 2019 • Evart, MI

What I liked

I loved being around the campers and having the opportunity to witness them grow in their faith.

What I wish was different

I wish I had the chance to be there longer!

Advice

It’s a busy schedule, and you have to be prepared to be flexible!
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Inclusion Counselor

May - August 2019 • Evart, MI

What I liked

I loved being able to give campers the best experience possible and grow in my own faith.

What I wish was different

I think everything was great. I would relive that summer if I could

Advice

If you are at all interested in this, do it. It is such a great experience, teaching kids about God and His love while making sure they are having fun.
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Camp Counselor

May - August 2019 • Evart, MI

What I liked

Working with kids who have special needs, growing in my faith, growing as a leader, being able to be myself, planting the seeds for younger children in there walk with Christ.

What I wish was different

The pay.

Advice

Be yourself no need to put a mask on.
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Day Camp Counselor

May - August 2019 • Evart, MI

What I liked

I liked the Christian community that grew throughout the course of the summer. There was a Christ centered emphasis in every aspect of the camp. I grew my faith beside fellow believers of the same age and I got to travel and meet some great people!

What I wish was different

I wish that there had been more time for personal reflection, and openess with leadership.

Advice

It is so fun, but also exhausting! I would recomend working here, but don't do summer classes at the same time. You won't be able to enjoy it as much. Take advantage of all the opportunities that come with traveling!
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Area Director

May - August 2019 • Evart, MI

What I liked

I loved being able to work with and lead people of all ages. I got to work in the middle school camp center, but my main focus was leading the college students.

What I wish was different

Advice

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High adventure counselor

May - August 2019 • Evart, MI

What I liked

I loved getting to work with kids and getting to work on high ropes courses

What I wish was different

Hecticness of the schedule and we were very understaffed

Advice

Know that it'll be a very hard class
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Camp Counselor

May - August 2019 • Evart, MI

What I liked

I fell in love with each group of campers that I had the opportunity to lead each week. I worked with 1st-3rd grade boys for 5 weeks. One week I had the opportunity to lead freshmen girls, and the other two weeks I got to go to Chicago and Indiana to lead at day camps! I enjoyed the community and the friendships that I built throughout my summer. I gained many leadership qualities that will benefit me once I become a teacher.

What I wish was different

I wish that the food was more filling and nutritional! You are constantly serving each day that you have campers, so sometimes it can be hard to take time for yourself.

Advice

Every person should experience camp in one way, shape, or form. There are business internships, writing internships, photography jobs, counselor jobs, and so much room for growth.
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Summer Counselor

June - August 2019 • Evart, MI

What I liked

I loved fulfilling my dream to do this. And just growing in my confidence with interacting with people especially kids, and learning to be a leader well

What I wish was different

It was a bit big for m liking. There were so many people and often I felt overwhelmed with the size of the camp.

Advice

I think everyone should experience something like this, especially at an age like ours, you can learn so much about yourself and really learn how you interact with challenges and kids
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Camp Counselor

April - July 2019 • Evart, MI

What I liked

I loved being able to share the gospel with kids from all around the United States. I worked specifically with kids with special needs, and it was a great program.

What I wish was different

I wish there would have been stronger leadership.

Advice

It’s not for everyone— but if you keep in mind that you are serving Christ, then it is all worth it.
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Social Media Intern

June 2018 - May 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

I loved working for a Christian business rooted in faith with a mission to bring kids to Christ. I enjoyed working with the marketing team and learned so much from the marketing director there. It was also really exciting to work in such a high paced atmosphere and get to be responsible for all of their social media. I also got to have a huge role in raising over $25,000 for scholarships, a Christmas initiative to bring more kids to camp, and a recruiting campaign for staffing next summer's counselors.

What I wish was different

I wish there were more opportunities to learn from other roles in the business.

Advice

Don't be afraid to make suggestions, your ideas are valid and your employers value fresh perspectives.
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Customer Service Area Director

May 2017 - August 2019 • Detroit, MI

What I liked

When working for SpringHill, you build such a community on your team. It is such a hard work and such long hours, but is totally worth it. I grew more in my leadership and character than I could have in a classroom.

What I wish was different

I wish that financial compensation would have been better.

Advice

If you want to get outside of your comfort zone, serve some kiddos, see some new cities, and ultimately give your summer to serving God, then this is the job for you!
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Camp Counselor

June - August 2019 • Evart, MI

What I liked

Met an amazing community while sharing Jesus with hundreds of kids!

What I wish was different

Advice

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Camp Counselor

May - August 2018 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

Everything! It’s an awesome community and a great way to both grow in your faith and to become more confident in yourself.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

It’s exhausting, so know that going in you’ll be tired a lot, but it will be so fulfilling.
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Area Director

May - August 2018 • Evart, MI

What I liked

Incredibly fun, interactive, and a powerful learning experience. Learned a lot about working on a team and about leadership.

What I wish was different

Higher pay

Advice

This is an incredible opportunity, be prepared to work hard.
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Area Director

May - August 2018 • Evart, MI

What I liked

Community among staff, growth in leadership skills, enhance public speaking, teamwork and collaboration, fast-paced problem solving

What I wish was different

Advice

If you're on the fence, do it.
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General Counselor

June - August 2018 • Evart, MI

What I liked

I love the sheer amount of exposer you get with kids. You take care of them yourself for a whole week and that gives you a lot of hands-on experience with them.

What I wish was different

I wish there was a way to do laundry at camp.

Advice

I would advise people to check out this opportunity. The value proposition is quite high even though the pay isn't amazing.
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Activity Leader

May - August 2018 • Evart, MI

What I liked

Working with the kids and overall having the experience of working at a camp.

What I wish was different

That some employees would have taken the job more seriously.

Advice

Kids are hilarious and so fun to be around. Don't be afraid of stepping out of your comfort zone!
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Camp Counselor

June - August 2018 • Evart, MI

What I liked

You make a lot of close friends & get good experience working with kids from all types of backgrounds.

What I wish was different

Didn’t make a lot of money, but the experience is more than worth it.

Advice

If you are looking into becoming a teacher or like kids, this is the job for you!
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