A Guide to The BUNAC Summer Camp Recruitment Fair

I’ve written a lot recently about the upcoming January recruitment fairs for summer camp, and that’s because I think they’re an important and excellent way of getting yourself a job at summer camp – it’s a chance for you to meet camp directors from real camps in the USA, as well as past and present camp staff member who have been there and done it and know the exact process you’re going through.

But what does each individual agency offer at their recruitment fairs and how do they differ from each other? In this post I’ll be discussing how BUNAC’s fair runs and how it can help you land the best job in the world.

BUNAC have been sending people to summer camp for over 40 years, so they are definitely experts in their field, and their recruitment fairs can make the whole process a lot easier for you.

Why?

  • The opportunity to find a camp that you like.
  • Meet camp directors face to face.
  • Let them see the real you.
  • You can get hired on the day.
  • You won’t have to wait for a camp to find your application, as you can show it to them yourself.

How?

  • Complete the initial application form.
  • Book a regional interview (see the dates/locations here) by calling 033 399 7516.
  • This will get you priority entry to meet the camp directors before everyone else.

When & Where?

BUNAC will be holding their recruitment fairs at the following cities and dates:

London – Sunday 25th January 2015. 12-4pm.

Mary Ward House Exhibition Centre, 5-7 Tavistock Place, WC1H 9SN

Manchester – Tuesday 27th January 2015. 3-7pm.

Manchester Town Hall, Albert Square, M60 2LA

On the day?

Arrive early, be prepared, do your research on the camps that are going to be there, have all your documents and application to hand, and follow the BUNAC reps instructions on how to go about getting your dream summer camp job!

Find the camps you like the look of, queue up at their stalls and wait to speak to the camp directors. It’s up to you whether you want to jump straight in with an interview or just have a brief chat and keep your options open while you speak to a few different camps.

Hopefully with a bit of luck you will leave the recruitment fair with a job in hand.

Good luck!

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