As the owner of a teen jobs website, I know a lot about teen jobs. After many years, it seems that camp counselors are still one of the coolest jobs for teens aged 16 to 21.
Why is a camp counselor a great job for teens?
Camp counselors are usually high school and college students that watch kids during camp, they supervise and plan the activities for the day. Here are three reasons that being a camp counselor is one of the most sought after and best job for teenagers.
The first reason is that you get to work outdoors and have the ability to have fun while you earn and you also get to hang out and socialize with other teens. Some other reasons are because they get to try new activities that they would never otherwise have the opportunity to do, like riding in a canoe or mountain climbing. Others reasons are that you get to do what you are interested in. For example, if you are a football player or cheerleader, you can work at football camps or cheerleading camps. This allows you to work in a setting that you are passionate about.
Most camps require that camp counselors be at least 16 years old. However, there are opportunities for 14 and 15 year olds to work at the camps too. Usually the camp will pay for the admission cost, but you will not get paid. This is still a great opportunity, you can have fun for free and when you turn 16 you will be in a great position to land that job.
Know that we learned why a camp counselor is a great job for teens. Here are some tips on how you can find one.
The first suggestion is to start early. Most camp counselor jobs are advertised in the winter time and are usually filled in April or May. If you start looking in the spring you will be to late.
Another idea is to some research on Google and search all the camps in your local area. Next, contact them and ask how you can apply for a position. The direct approach is always a good idea.
My third tip is too search teen job sites. There are a few great ones that have popped up that cater to teens that are looking for summer jobs.
Good luck with your job search.
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