Why Everybody Should Work At A Summer Camp
Start writing a post
Politics and Activism

Why Everybody Should Work At A Summer Camp

Because Summer Camp Is Right Around The Corner, And I'll Always Represent

Why Everybody Should Work At A Summer Camp

Almost everybody I know has some experiences with a summer camp. Whether it be day camp, or sleep away. But not everybody I know has worked at a summer camp, and that's the best type of going to camp that you could ever possibly do. Working at a summer camp, is and forever will be the greatest thing that I have ever done. (Shout out to you, Camp Horizons, you're the real OG). There are countless reasons that you should try it out, here are a few.


I have made COUNTLESS friends and connections. I've met people from England to Bolivia, people that I would have never gotten the chance to meet if I stayed in bed all summer. It's truly amazing how on staff intake day you greet each other with awkward "hellos" and "where are you froms", but on the very last day you hug each other with tear filled eyes and "I promise to send you candy that you can't get in your own countrys." Camp has taught me that there's always something that can connect you to a stranger, and once you find that one thing, friendship is effortless.


On the other hand, I've also learned how to work with people I didn't necessarily get along with. You're not going to be friends with everyone you meet (But at summer camp, those types of people come once in a blue moon), but it's important to put your differences behind you for the sake of the group.


I'm proud to say that after camp, I could pretty much work in any situation (Hand me a stethoscope and call me Dr., show me a red button that controls nuclear missiles and call me Ms. President). I've dealt with homesick campers, camper sick parents, and everything in between. Give me a group of six people who are all talking over each other while we're walking half way across camp, and I won't be phased. Not only has camp given me the ability to handle high stress situations without blinking an eye, but camp has taught me how to cope with those situations after they've been resolved. Self care is sooo so so SO important, and without camp, I would be a nervous wreck if somebody looked at me the wrong way.


With camp, came confidence. You have to be able to talk to parents or providers, and they like talking to people who know what the hell they're doing. If you sound uncertain, you'll have a problem on your hands, and nobody wants that.


Pizza for dinner at midnight once your group is finally asleep four times a week, endless laughs about anything and everything, and memories that you won't trade in for the worlds weight in gold, that's what comes with summer camp. All wrapped up in a neat, little eight week package. You'll start counting down for the next summer the second those gates close behind you in August. Trust me, I do.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments