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YMCA Camp Cosby

Camp Counselor

May - July 2019 • Birmingham, AL

What I liked

I liked that I had a lot of responsibility. I grew a lot from the experience and I made friends.

What I wish was different

I wish the work hours were shorter and the pay was higher

Advice

Camp counseling is not for everyone
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Camp Counselor

May - July 2019 • Alpine, AL

What I liked

The program/leadership was very supportive and does a tremendous job of acknowledging how difficult the job is! It is a job that is fun and caused me to step out of my comfort zone undoubtedly, making me much more confident. I made friends from all over the world and I met some very interesting counselors and campers!

What I wish was different

I wish the pay was higher, it is very fun but the pay is very low for how difficult the job can be. The hours are very long.

Advice

Make sure your immune system is strong before you go into this job! Being around kids is tough on the body, also allow yourself to be silly! It makes it better and more fun for everyone involved.
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Mini Bike Director

May - July 2019 • Alpine, AL

What I liked

Everything. Met amazing people from around the country and world. Got to work with dirt bikes all summer. Got to make a positive impact on the lives of campers.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Go into the summer with an open mind and be prepared for anything.
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Senior counselor

May - July 2019 • Alpine, AL

What I liked

The experience with campers, learning more about myself, overcoming obstacles.

What I wish was different

I had more knowledge on what to expect day-day at camp.

Advice

Stay consistent and focused.
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Camp Counselor

May 2018 • Alpine, AL

What I liked

It was very inclusive.

What I wish was different

Higher pay

Advice

It is good experience if you want a career with kids!
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Camp Counselor

May - July 2019 • Alpine, AL

What I liked

Excellent and enjoyable environment that helps foster memorable and exciting experiences for children 6-13. Fantastic leadership dedicated to excellence, and a work place that makes you feel proud (but tired) of what you can do to help others.

What I wish was different

Work is very intensive (it's a summer camp) and there are lots of responsibilities to juggle, but its all manageable if you are smart about it

Advice

Don't let your tiredness detract from the camper's experience or your own. You can sleep when the summer is over!
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