ROLES AT CAMP
General Camp Counsellor
One of the main roles at AmeriCamp. Responsible for waking your Campers in the morning, making sure they get to meals on time, getting involved with all the crazy activities and to be an all-round great role model.
Skilled and experienced in a particular activity and you will directly instruct or assist with the Campers. Teach in your field during the day. In the evening you will join in with the Camp activities!
Special Needs Counsellor
Works the same as general Camp counsellors, though specifically with Campers who have either learning/physical difficulties or specific requirements. No previous experience is required, and all necessary training will be provided.
Responsible for all important ‘behind the scenes’ activities, i.e. maintenance duties (painting, gardening to other practical work), office-based role, assisting the Camp management, administrative tasks, housekeeping, catering and other miscellaneous tasks available.
These Camps have excellent facilities, a range of programmes and activities:
Land and water sports, Performing arts, Music, Media activities, Outdoor adventure etc.
More traditional Camp activities also include: Campfires and ‘cook-outs’, Outdoor Camping, Special off site visits.
Identical to the traditional Camps but with a theme!
For example, some of the most popular Camps include:
If you have a passion for a particular sport or activity, then a speciality Camp could be for you!
Expect a great sense of family and community at these Camps. Wide range from Christian to Jewish.
Focus on providing the typical Summer Camp experience with faith-based principles,
encompass faith-based learning and services throughout the programme.
Activities specific to the faith will be run at each Camp.
You do not have to be religious to work at a faith Camp, but a respect and understanding for other people’s beliefs is essential.
Same as traditional or speciality Camps, but the Campers come and enjoy activities during the day and then return home afterwards. You will then get your evening free to enjoy as you please – not too shabby!
A favourite for anyone who was a scout or guide as a kid. These Camps are operated by Scouts of the USA and focus on: Wilderness, Adventure, Outdoor living etc.
If you love the outdoors, you’re in for a real treat! Expect fun-filled days of kayaking, mountaineering, crafts and overnight expeditions!
One of the most rewarding experiences you can have with AmeriCamp!
These Camps can require a slightly different skillset:
Excellent communications skills
These camps cater for Campers with learning and emotional needs, as well as physical and mental disabilities. Previous experience is beneficial, but not essential
Same as traditional Camps but cater for kids who have special requirements such as diabetes, hearing impairments, or behavioural disorders such as ADHD.
The key difference is that the children who are invited come from lower income families.
Also be known as not-for-profit Camps
They allow children to enjoy being children - they may not get this opportunity in their daily lives.
TYPES OF CAMP