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What is Camp Like?

What is Camp Like?

Author -  Vicki Kenny

Camps..

Most people ask us what camp is like.

Well – it usually has a lake. The privately owned camps (including Jewish and Christian camps) can be quite flash, while the agency camps and scout camps are more traditional rustic camps. 


What we do know is – every likes THEIR camp best. No matter what type.

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So keep your options open

– don’t rule any type of camp out – this will increase your placement chances because it shows flexibility and open mindedness.

Alot of people also say they don’t want to go to a camp with a Christian emphasis

I would also ask you re-think this too.. camps that have a Christian emphasis are not going to hire someone that does not believe in God to lead Bible Study class – are they… nope – you’ll be chosen to teach what it is that you DO know something about…. and the kids will be from Christian families…. it won’t effect you – you won’t be converted by the end of camp…..

It may mean that you’ll need to go to the weekly service – often more about positive thinking and values than full on worship…and yes, you may be expected to join in the song singing – why? Because you’re there for the kids, they may be shy about singing but if they see you do it they will more likely join in – you’re their role model at camp you see…. 

What's more the majority of camps do have a christian or Jewish emphasis so if you say Unwilling for both you're actually eliminating yourself from about 70% of camps. 


Of course if you can lead bible study – GREAT!! Camps will hire you for that or for another one of your top skills… 

By the way – I hope you are all busy selling yourselves on your application – there is no room for Kiwi Modesty for Camp America applications.

Vicki

What is Camp Like?

Well - it usually has a lake. The privately owned camps (including Jewish and Christian camps) can be quite flash, while the agency camps and scout camps are more traditional rustic camps.

Camps..

Most people ask us what camp is like.

Well – it usually has a lake. The privately owned camps (including Jewish and Christian camps) can be quite flash, while the agency camps and scout camps are more traditional rustic camps. 


What we do know is – every likes THEIR camp best. No matter what type.

Camp America NZ-Instagram-friends-08.png

So keep your options open

– don’t rule any type of camp out – this will increase your placement chances because it shows flexibility and open mindedness.

Alot of people also say they don’t want to go to a camp with a Christian emphasis

I would also ask you re-think this too.. camps that have a Christian emphasis are not going to hire someone that does not believe in God to lead Bible Study class – are they… nope – you’ll be chosen to teach what it is that you DO know something about…. and the kids will be from Christian families…. it won’t effect you – you won’t be converted by the end of camp…..

It may mean that you’ll need to go to the weekly service – often more about positive thinking and values than full on worship…and yes, you may be expected to join in the song singing – why? Because you’re there for the kids, they may be shy about singing but if they see you do it they will more likely join in – you’re their role model at camp you see…. 

What's more the majority of camps do have a christian or Jewish emphasis so if you say Unwilling for both you're actually eliminating yourself from about 70% of camps. 


Of course if you can lead bible study – GREAT!! Camps will hire you for that or for another one of your top skills… 

By the way – I hope you are all busy selling yourselves on your application – there is no room for Kiwi Modesty for Camp America applications.

Vicki

What is Camp Like?

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