At SCC, we view the summer experience much more than just ‘a summer job’, but rather “The Ultimate Paid Internship”. At camp you will develop what we call “Essential Skills/Soft Skills” that are extremely appealing to universities and future employers.
Essential skills are character traits & interpersonal skills that characterize a person’s relationships with other people (i.e. Communication, Teamwork, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership). Employers, more than ever, are looking for candidates with strong “essential/soft” skills.
“5 Essential Skills” You’ll Develop at Camp for Future Success:
Communication Skills – You will communicate with people at every level of the organization – campers, fellow staff, camp directors & parents.
Critical Thinking & Problem Solving – You will be challenged to think on your feet & resolve a myriad of issues on a daily basis.
Interpersonal & Leadership Skills – You will model professionalism & compassion by managing campers, while contributing to the growth & development of each child.
Collaborative Skills / Teamwork – You will receive on the ground, practical, real-life training in how to work within a team and build the culture of your camp community.
Creativity / Adaptability – You will develop innovative & fun ways to engage an audience of 2 to 20 and learn to adapt when faced with unexpected changes to the daily routine.
In addition to developing these key essential skills & gaining real world work experience, working at camp also provides an amazing opportunity to makelife-long friends and participate in one of the best summer experiences of your life!