The Most Important Things You Will Learn Working at USA Summer Camps

Campfires, kayaking, and tons of memories – it’s the dream of many a camper, but they’re not the only ones who walk away having learned a lot from the experience. Camp counsellors learn just as much from their time spent at USA summer camps, which is just one of the many reasons this is such an incredible experience.

Among the first things that any counsellor learns when they arrive at camp is the importance of patience. From rounding up little campers to waiting in line to use the camp showers, learning this virtue is a necessity.

But being a counsellor at USA summer camps also teaches you how to enjoy the simple things in life. Imagine sitting around a campfire on a warm summer night, singing songs as fireflies flicker past you. What better way to spend a July or August evening?

Time as a camp counsellor also teaches you how to keep your head in a crisis. When you’re the one in charge, you need to know how to keep calm when a kayak tips over or a wild armadillo makes its way into a cabin. (It happens.)

However, above all else, time spent at USA summer camps teaches you how to be independent and how to live life to the fullest. Going to a new country, where you’re in charge of your own life and you have the chance to explore – especially once your time at camp is up and you get the chance to hit the road and see the rest of America – gives you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be your own person and do things on your own terms.

At Camp America, we celebrate your independence. Learn more about our program and get ready to explore the world on your terms by browsing our site.