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    Hey, so I haven't really seen a thread about Camp America for this year!
    Is anyone else thinking about applying/has applied?
    I'm worried because I've finished my application and I'm in contact with an interviewer. But she's recommended that I get some formal childcare experience. I have informal experience such as looking after my nephews and niece but she says (not in her own words) that's basically not good enough
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    I've actually been thinking about this a lot, I really want to do something like this for summer because it looks amazing! I have a substantial amount of Childcare experience and will be graduating in my degree in it by the end of this year! I just don't find the website that helpful in all the different roles you can do haha!

    In regards to your experience, you can try do work experience in a school a day a week or something? that way you'll have the experience they require.

    Rayman!
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    (Original post by RaymanJayy)
    I've actually been thinking about this a lot, I really want to do something like this for summer because it looks amazing! I have a substantial amount of Childcare experience and will be graduating in my degree in it by the end of this year! I just don't find the website that helpful in all the different roles you can do haha!

    In regards to your experience, you can try do work experience in a school a day a week or something? that way you'll have the experience they require.

    Rayman!
    I think if you hover over 'the experience' tab, to the right it gives you a link to all the different roles on camp (that is if you are looking at the camp america website)!

    And thanks, that's a good idea! My sister mentioned this to me earlier. My brother-in-law is a teacher so I could ask if I can help out at his school!
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    Thanks, I must have missed that bit haha! & yeah it's definitely a good idea and you'll easily get the experience needed!
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    I'm so interested in applying for it but i'm not sure if my college year finishes in time for me to fly out before the 20th June (if i get a place, of course )
    aaaahh, it's too good an opportunity to miss!
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    Aaaaah Summer Camp is amazing! I've done this for many years now so let me know if you ever have any questions and I'll try to help as much as I can! Camp America is life-changing!
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    I would love to do camp america, but it doesn't seem like your guaranteed a position. Perhaps that is the way I am reading in to things though. I've been looking at the website for weeks now debating on what to do. Is it true that is you are unsuccessful in the application process that you get refunded the £69. I've heard of some people who weren't able to get their money back, no specifically with camp america, but similar programmes.
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    (Original post by KellyKingsbury)
    I would love to do camp america, but it doesn't seem like your guaranteed a position. Perhaps that is the way I am reading in to things though. I've been looking at the website for weeks now debating on what to do. Is it true that is you are unsuccessful in the application process that you get refunded the £69. I've heard of some people who weren't able to get their money back, no specifically with camp america, but similar programmes.
    Hello! Whilst you are not guaranteed a position, there is an extremely high chance of placement... especially if you apply early!! Yes you will be refunded any payments made to Camp America if you are unsuccessful. If you apply now you can also head to the Recruitment Fair in January where they place thousands of people too! Your placement chances are very very high and they sent 7000+ people a year!!
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    I've done camp twice - two different ones. Going back to one of the camps next summer and I'm already beside myself with excitement! It really is the best place in the world and I recommend it to everyone I know.
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    (Original post by hannahbasx)
    I've done camp twice - two different ones. Going back to one of the camps next summer and I'm already beside myself with excitement! It really is the best place in the world and I recommend it to everyone I know.


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    Aaaaah Summer Camp is amazing! I've done this for many years now so let me know if you ever have any questions and I'll try to help as much as I can! Camp America is life-changing!
    Not sure if I want to do Camp America or do Bunac Work America where I would have a regular job probably in hospitality. It pays more and I would have more free time but I think I would meet more people/make better friends with Camp America and might get lonely on the Work America programme
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    (Original post by Username13)
    Not sure if I want to do Camp America or do Bunac Work America where I would have a regular job probably in hospitality. It pays more and I would have more free time but I think I would meet more people/make better friends with Camp America and might get lonely on the Work America programme
    Yeah that's a difficult choice!! It depends what kind of experience you're going for - Camp America is awesome at meeting people, you make friends for life instantly! Even though it won't give you experience in hospitality, you will make life skills that will stick with you forever!
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    (Original post by hannahbasx)
    I've done camp twice - two different ones. Going back to one of the camps next summer and I'm already beside myself with excitement! It really is the best place in the world and I recommend it to everyone I know.
    Eeeeek so glad you agree with me, ive done two camps too!! Me too, so exciting! What camps did you go to?
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    I did Camp America a few years ago it was amazing!! I worked at a camp in Maryland and we have 100+ international staff so it was a lot of fun.

    Laurakat1 how did the application go? You know if you get rejected because of a lack of experience there are lots of other companies you might want to apply with including Camp Leaders, BUNAC or InterExchange. There is also lots advice on this guide to USA summer camp jobs.

    You can also check the Facebook page for Camp America there are lots of people applying at the moment.

    Just apply you wont regret it!!
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    Hello, Camp America here!

    We're really excited you're all interested in applying to the programme! If you have any questions - don't hesitate to ask!

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    Hey guys, I'm a 2016 applicant and I'm looking for a bit of advice.

    I've passed my interview and I'm now waiting to be placed. On my application, I've noted all the key points in my experience. I've lived on a farm all my life and I've had horses for about 16 years. My interviewer grabbed onto this skill and decided to recommend me as an equine counsellor. However, ideally, I was looking to do something a bit different and experience different sports as a more general counsellor than a specialist.

    I've received an email from a Girl Scout camp asking me to consider them as my placement. This camp is extremely equine orientated, and they're ideally looking for me to be an equine coordinator within their program. I'm therefore having doubts about this me being right for this camp because it's going to be so focused on the one thing.

    Does anyone know what I should do? The Camp Director's email was very kind and informative, and I don't mean to be ungrateful as I know there are a number of people who are still waiting to be contacted or won't be placed at all. Will Camp America be aware of this camp contacting me personally? If I make my feelings about this placement known, will they pull my application out of the process?
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    (Original post by The Milk Thief)
    Hey guys, I'm a 2016 applicant and I'm looking for a bit of advice.

    I've passed my interview and I'm now waiting to be placed. On my application, I've noted all the key points in my experience. I've lived on a farm all my life and I've had horses for about 16 years. My interviewer grabbed onto this skill and decided to recommend me as an equine counsellor. However, ideally, I was looking to do something a bit different and experience different sports as a more general counsellor than a specialist.

    I've received an email from a Girl Scout camp asking me to consider them as my placement. This camp is extremely equine orientated, and they're ideally looking for me to be an equine coordinator within their program. I'm therefore having doubts about this me being right for this camp because it's going to be so focused on the one thing.

    Does anyone know what I should do? The Camp Director's email was very kind and informative, and I don't mean to be ungrateful as I know there are a number of people who are still waiting to be contacted or won't be placed at all. Will Camp America be aware of this camp contacting me personally? If I make my feelings about this placement known, will they pull my application out of the process?
    Hello! That's completely fine that you'd like to experience something different, that's not a problem at all and you can let them know you're looking for a different experience. My opinion would be for you to skype the camp first so you can get a sense of the camp; it may be that they have other programmes or are looking to hire you still as a general counselor if you explain the situation. It won't affect your application if you reject the placement - we cannot guarantee when you'll next be contacted but it doesn't affect anything at all don't worry! I would definitely chat with the camp first though to learn more about it and to help with your decision! You can also give the office a call on 0207 581 7373 if you want to chat to one of us more about this! Your application is still being circulated for general counselor positions, but as horse riding is a high demand skill it is likely you will be contacted by camps for this role. I'd also recommend heading to one of our Fairs as you can head over to some camps that stand out to you and it will give you some freedom into helping you decide which role you would like this summer. Hope this helps! - Sophie
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    (Original post by Camp America)
    Hello! That's completely fine that you'd like to experience something different, that's not a problem at all and you can let them know you're looking for a different experience. My opinion would be for you to skype the camp first so you can get a sense of the camp; it may be that they have other programmes or are looking to hire you still as a general counselor if you explain the situation. It won't affect your application if you reject the placement - we cannot guarantee when you'll next be contacted but it doesn't affect anything at all don't worry! I would definitely chat with the camp first though to learn more about it and to help with your decision! You can also give the office a call on 0207 581 7373 if you want to chat to one of us more about this! Your application is still being circulated for general counselor positions, but as horse riding is a high demand skill it is likely you will be contacted by camps for this role. I'd also recommend heading to one of our Fairs as you can head over to some camps that stand out to you and it will give you some freedom into helping you decide which role you would like this summer. Hope this helps! - Sophie
    Thank you so much, you've put my mind at ease!
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    Thank you so much, you've put my mind at ease!
    No problem at all - always happy to help! - Sophie
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    Hi, trying to complete my application form as I would love to do Camp America this summer, but struggling to find referees, can someone you babysit for be a referee? I'm also struggling on the experience in 3 areas section as I have taken part in many sports and school teams, is this enough for general experience? The sport I have played the most is netball could I put this as an "other" skill? Thanks so much
 
 
 
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