How Do I Get a Year-Round Job at Camp?
If you've been tuning in to the last two episodes of the podcast, you'll know that we're talking all about full time work at camp. So far we've covered, asking yourself if camp is right for you as well as making your full time camp job a sustainable one. This episode, we wrap up the mini-series with an entire episode dedicated to how to find not only a full-time camp job, but the right full-time camp job.
CampHackers Dan, Joe, Gab and Travis all put their heads together to share their experiences and their best advice on where to look, how to apply and some insider tips and tricks on getting your foot in the door.
It turns out that the road to full time work is much more broad than you'd think. Yes, you can look on the OCA, ACA, YMCA and every other acronym'd job board and send out an email, but is that really what's going to set you apart? If you find that you're spinning your wheels just spitting out resumes and cover letters, then this episode is definitely for you.
We hope that you loved this series. If you know someone out there that is ready to take the leap into the full time camp life, then what better way to begin your mentoring by sharing this show with them?
This is the last episode of the, "is camp right for me" series. What piece of advice have you taken from these episodes? Have we missed anything?
Let us know in the comments below!
Tool of the Week – Make Yourself a Better Camp Director
- Travis - 400 dice for $30 - see more at instagram.com/camphacker
- Gab - Hiring a professional to do lice checks on opening day to avoid headaches - "The Lice Fairy!"
- Joe - Investing in the right technology that you use every day. Shout out to the Google Nexus 6P - Joe priced the 128gig version out to $1.50/day
- Dan - keep.google.com - Free note taking and to-do list for your "external brain"
- Travis Allison, Summer Camp Consultant - CampHacker.TV
- Dan Weir, Director of Camping Services - Frost Valley YMCA
- Joe Richards, Executive Director - Pearce Williams Christian Centre
- Gabrielle Raill, Camp Director - Camp Ouareau