So you want to be a Camp Counselor? – an Introduction

Since reading the Babysitters Club novels when I was 12-years-old I’ve wanted to be a Counsellor at an American Summer Camp. In 2010, with my Uni degree in a period of transition I finally made this dream a reality when I applied through Camp Counsellors USA (CCUSA) to become one!

But when I was researching for information about Summer Camps, the good and bad, companies, or blog posts about peoples experiences, I found that there was nothing but shining reviews or testimonials about how counsellors wanted to come back every summer. I wanted something REAL something which told me “Hey, you may find one day to be great, but after living with the same kids for 10-weeks you may want to kill them all!” but I would have settled for something that said, “RUN AWAY NOW!!!!”

Over the next few weeks I’m going to be posting about my camp experiences – the good, bad and ugly – as well as information for Australians who want to take the plunge and head to the US for what is marked to be “the best summer of your life!”

For a complete list of Summer Camp Stories click the picture below!


Image Credit: Katherine Green

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    September 21, 2015 at 8:27 am

    The children were disgusting to start with; Rich spoilt demanding horrendous and downright disobedient, so I suppose that children in general except for the rich part. the counselors got treated like the children and had curfews for 10 o’clock bedtimes (at 24) not allowed to leave the camp when not working and pretty much treated exactly like a child. most of the other stuff were only 1 or 2 years out of being children in the camp and still behaved like it. children frequently didn’t turn up for the lessons and there were no provisions for international workers. The Internet was monitored and you will be watched while you used it and I couldn’t use my e-mail site to contact my family because it was blocked in case the children tried to contact their friends. They thought I was dead! likely the worst experience I’ve ever had in so far as jobs go make sure you ask about the rules before you go. I was so angry the entire time.

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    September 21, 2015 at 8:28 am

    don’t use the microphone function it misspells 🙂

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