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Summer Jobs for Nursing Students

Summer jobs at summer camps can be an excellent opportunity for nursing students and certified LPNs to gain practical experience and build their resumes. Working at a summer camp allows nursing students to apply their knowledge and skills in a unique and challenging environment, while also providing an opportunity to make a positive impact on …Read More »

Nurses Needed For Summer Camps in 2023!

Attention all nurses! Are you looking for a fun and exciting summer job? Consider becoming a summer camp nurse! In this role, you will have the opportunity to work with a team of dedicated professionals, providing healthcare services to campers of all ages. You will be responsible for administering medication, triaging injuries and illnesses, and …Read More »

Summer camps need nurses now more than ever!

Summer camps have been a staple of childhood for many kids, providing a fun and enriching environment for them to make new friends, learn new skills, and enjoy the great outdoors. But in recent years, the role of nurses at summer camps has become increasingly important as the COVID-19 pandemic has forced camps to adapt …Read More »

How To Get Hired At Summer Camp

There’s no denying that great staff can turn a camp from mediocre to outstanding, which is why camps are making a concerted effort to hire extraordinary staff members every summer. Working at a summer camp entails being accountable for the physical and mental well-being of children, which is a job that no parent or camp professional takes …Read More »

The Camp Counselor Life

Original article by Molly Green.Posted on October 19, 2022 in The Johns Hopkins News-Letter Photo courtesy of Molly Green for The Johns Hopkins News-Letter.Green recounts her experiences as a summer camp counselor and the joy of mentoring young campers. June 6 was the day my summer truly began. At 6:30 I woke up, put on …Read More »

Homesickness at Camp

Missing home and family is completely natural for children. In fact, it can be considered a *good* thing, as it means your kids have a great family back at home! The good thing is, it’s possible to miss home AND have fun at camp in the same time. Plus there are plenty of things to …Read More »

Harvard University — Lessons from Camp

Summer camp: For so many kids, it signifies carefree days of swimming, playing sports, singing songs, and reveling in freedom from the demands of the school year. Camp means no homework, no studying, and no teachers. But significant learning is still taking place at summer camp — even if the campers don’t necessarily realize it. …Read More »

Being a summer camp counselor - what it means

Being a Summer Camp Counselor

Summer employment at a sleepaway camp is enjoyable, engaging, and rewarding. You have the option to share a bunk with other campers on our lovely campus in the Pennsylvania Endless Mountains. Throughout our six activity periods, you will work with campers. However, you will spend a lot more time with the kids than that. You’ll …Read More »

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Tips For Getting Hired At A Summer Camp

There is no question that the right staff can transform a camp from good to great and vice versa, which is why camps are working extremely hard to find outstanding staff members these days. Working at a summer camp fundamentally entails being in charge of the physical and emotional upbringing of kids, which is a …Read More »

Sleepaway camp gives kids a tech break

(CNN) – While my kids mainline Instagram and feverishly text, update and Snapchat with friends, I count down the days until they go off the grid and the tech detox begins. This withdrawal from the sticky web of social media can’t happen without intervention, and what I mean by intervention is sleepaway camp.

Summer camp jobs in America

Summer Camp Jobs in New England

Working at a summer camp is a great way to get a taste of the spectacular New England wilderness. Get a job at a camp as an activity leader, counselor, or support staff member while having the greatest summer of your life! What is Summer Camp in New England? Children between the ages of six …Read More »

Summer camp jobs in America

Summer Camp Jobs in New York

Working at a summer camp is a great way to get a taste of the upstate New York wilderness. Get a job at a camp as an activity leader, counselor, or support staff member before embarking on your cross-country adventure! What is Summer Camp in New York? Children between the ages of six and sixteen …Read More »

Summer camp jobs in America

Summer Camp Jobs in Pennsylvania

Working at a summer camp is a great way to get a taste of Pennsylvania! Get a job at a camp as an activity leader, counselor, or support staff member while having the greatest summer of your life! What is Summer Camp in Pennsylvania? Children between the ages of six and sixteen can learn new …Read More »

Summer camp jobs in America

Summer Camp Jobs in California

Working at a summer camp is a great way to get a taste of the spectacular California wilderness. Get a job at a camp as an activity leader, counselor, or support staff member while having the greatest summer of your life! What is Summer Camp in California? Children between the ages of six and sixteen …Read More »

Face-to-face interaction at camp

In our technology heavy culture, face-to-face interactions are become the exception.  This article (NY Times) articulates how just a couple days away from screens at camp help children connect to each other.

A Happy Camper

This summer, 10 million children are enjoying time at camp — half at one of the more than 2,400 accredited by the American Camp Association.

Self-Determination at Summer Camp

Parents spend a lot of time trying to motivate kids. We use chore charts, checklists, reminders and rewards to get them to feed the dog, clean their rooms and complete schoolwork. But these techniques don’t change behavior long-term. Real motivation must come from within.

Should I Be Sending My Children to Camp?

Some six million children in the United States are preparing psychologically to go away to sleepaway camp. Whether these departing children are camp veterans or nervous rookies, they are mentally rehearsing being away from mom and dad, their comfortable beds, their pets, favorite meals and, of course, their beloved iPhones, Facebook and video games.

Summer camp jobs in America

Summer camp jobs in America

Working at a summer camp is a great way to get a taste of American culture. Get a job at a camp as an activity leader, counselor, or support staff member before embarking on your cross-country adventure! What is Summer Camp in the USA? Children between the ages of six and sixteen can learn new …Read More »

Summer camp jobs in America

Summer Camp Jobs on the East Coast

Working at a summer camp is a great way to get a taste of the spectacular East Coast, USA. Get a job at a camp as an activity leader, counselor, or support staff member while having the greatest summer of your life! What is Summer Camp on the East Coast? Children between the ages of …Read More »

Summer camp jobs in America

Summer Camp Jobs in Maine

Working at a summer camp is a great way to get a taste of the spectacular Maine wilderness. Get a job at a camp as an activity leader, counselor, or support staff member while having the greatest summer of your life! What is Summer Camp in Maine? Children between the ages of six and sixteen …Read More »

How long should my child attend camp?

Early on in your search for a summer camp, you will need to determine what length of stay is right for your child.  By the age of 9 or 10, many kids are ready for an experience that will challenge them and provide growth opportunities by being away from home for an extended amount of …Read More »

Why Work At Summer Camp?

Working at a summer camp can be a rewarding and fun experience for many people. Some of the best things about working at a summer camp include: Being surrounded by nature: Many summer camps are located in beautiful natural settings, surrounded by forests, lakes, and mountains. This can be a great opportunity to spend time …Read More »

International Flights 2019

Arriving in: Boston (Boston Logan International) Original Destination Airlines Departure Airport Direct Flight? UK – London British Airways London LHR Available Delta London LHR Available Norwegian London LGW Available Virgin Atlantic London LHR Available Spain – Madrid Iberia Madrid MAD Available France – Paris Air France Paris CDG Available Delta Paris CDG Available Norwegian Paris …Read More »

International Flights 2018

Arriving in: Boston (Boston Logan International)   Original Destination Airlines Departure Airport Direct Flight? UK – London British Airways London LHR Available Delta London LHR Available Norwegian London LGW Available Virgin Atlantic London LHR Available Primera London STN Available Spain – Madrid Iberia Madrid MAD Available France – Paris Air France Paris CDG Available Delta …Read More »

International Flights 2017

Arriving in: Boston (Boston Logan International)   Original Destination Airlines Departure Airport Direct Flight? UK – London British Airways London LHR Available Delta London LHR Available Norwegian London LGW Available Virgin Atlantic London LHR Available Spain – Madrid Air Europa Madrid MAD Available Iberia Madrid MAD Available France – Paris Air France Paris CDG Available …Read More »

Summer Camper Guide to US Overnight Camps

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