Why Do You Love Camp?

If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you’ll know that well, to put it simply, I love camp. And I knew I couldn’t possibly be the only one – go have a look at the Camp Counselor of the Week series if you don’t believe me!

I wanted to see what other people think about summer camp and what it’s like to be a summer camp counselor, so I thought I’d ask around and find out ‘why YOU love summer camp’ too!

Summer Camp counselor

You meet people from all over the world, travel and make friends for life” – Steven Begbie

You’re getting to contribute to kids’ development and you see them grow in the short time they are with you, while also having loads of fun! It’s the most rewarding job ever!” – Anne Sheridan

Being able to say you haven’t slept under a roof for over 2 months straight, have developed an immunity to mosquitoes, and not realizing how much you really look forward to BBQ chicken night” – Riley Hart

“After one summer at camp you can respond to any story ever told in the months following with ‘that reminds me of this one time at camp when…’ ” – Imogen Baxter

It’s the hardest, toughest, sleep deprived, insane job you will ever love” – James Deans

“Camp is a really good personal experience. You’re surrounded by great people and you get to spend your summer with great kids. Through these relationships you really learn a lot about yourself and who you want to be. […] You get out what you put into camp. It’s the most rewarding when you put the most time and effort into it. Overall, you’ll meet the most incredible people at summer camp” – Sam Maher

“[Summer camp] allows you to be exactly who you want to be without any pressure from society” – Jess Toogood

Smores!” – Maisie Dunford

“It gives kids (& staff) a chance to be themselves in a supportive environment. We also love that camp lets us get silly at themed dances and sleep under the stars at camp outs, not to mention the s’mores!”” – Sugar Bay Camp

I love summer camp because it’s a place where you can truly be yourself with no one to pass judgement and you can teach essential life skills to kids who are grateful for your time.” – Sunissa Poole

“Because it’s my second home and family!” – Mel Buxton

“I love summer camp because you get to live and work with some of the best people you’ll ever meet and I love getting to see the campers learn and grow as people over their time at camp” – Tash Griffin

You get to meet some pretty awesome friends” – Henry King

It is so much fun that you don’t ever see it as work! But a way to learn about others and yourself” – Danielle Barnes

They say, ‘if you love what you do you’ll never work a day in your life.’ That being said, I can safely say that I’ve never worked a day in the summers I’ve been at camp! You’re involved with such a great group of kids, counselors, and supervisors that the time truly flies! Additionally, I’ve heard it said many times in places I’ve worked […], that your co-workers become like your family. Camp is one of the ONLY places where I can say that is completely true!” – Max Alexander


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