In preparing to go to summer camp for the first time this coming summer, my neighbor is full of excitement, as well as some nerves. She is 19 and will be traveling this summer to the northeast to work at camp. The following are real questions I’ve gotten just this week; from her, from her […]Read More Real Questions, Asked by a Real Staff Member
As a camp nurse, Kenya Samad shares what personally captured her / what made her return year after year to the camp where she currently works. While this article is directed at camps, it is a helpful read for anyone considering working at camp this summer as a nurse. 1- the opportunity for my daughter to […]Read More Thoughts on Being A Camp Nurse
Camp has meant so much to me from the first day I stepped foot onto the powerful plot of land that is summer camp. I first attended camp at the ripe old age of 6 (one year earlier than I should have but, you don’t tell my Mom no!) My mother sent me to camp […]Read More Camp Has Never Let Me Down
Living in a Car Living in a Honda Civic for two years isn’t what my parents were hoping I would do after getting my engineering degree. It was the summer of 2012, my girlfriend, Laura, and I were working at Camp Stella Maris after graduating from college, and we decided to go on a road […]Read More Summer Camp… Why Bother?
I recently attended a summer job fair at Louisiana State University (LSU), with the hopes of finding my “aha moment” to explain what makes college aged kids want to come to camp. As it comes to no surprise, I didn’t come away with just one hypothesis. Upon registering for the event, I was assigned to […]Read More My 5 Hypothesis after Spending Time Recruiting on a College Campus
I came across this blog post and think it’s worth sharing with all you amazing, world travelers out there. With permission, Jessica Lippe shares some really awesome insight on why camp is a great fit for a traveler. Riding an airboat! You can find me on the right in the burgundy tee Experience Once-in-a-Lifetime Events… […]Read More Why should a traveler work at summer camp?
Sometimes the smallest doors open the greatest opportunities. At a crossroads in March 2011, I felt the burnout of post-collegiate grind. Less than one year out of university and a change of scenery was brewing. I was looking for a new challenge to rekindle the spark of young adulthood that faded in the months since […]Read More If You Let Camp Change Your Life, It Will.