camp is the ultimate internship

Working at a camp that values YOUR success is life-changing. A camp using e21 is committed to educating, encouraging and empowering staff to grow both personally and professionally during their time working there.

So if you are a working at a camp with an e21 program, what will you gain?

CONFIDENCE

Have you ever noticed that once you experience something challenging, you feel a little stronger? Regardless of how well you performed, there is pride in having made it through. Working at a camp that employs the e21 program means you are supported to try, encouraged to keep going, and celebrated for your effort and contribution. The confidence this will give you impacts every area of your life - your role at camp, your relationships, your mindset (see below) - and it will stay with you long after the summer ends

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CREDENTIALS

e21 is a certification program that will endorse the skills staff develop and demonstrate at camp. You will have the opportunity to earn digital badges, which you can add to resumes, email signatures, job site profiles and more. This credential, plus the supporting materials with it, will help you to communicate to others the summer experience and all you have gained from it


Summer camp is for kids as the brochures will tell you, but nowhere in the brochure does it tell you the profound effect the place will have on you as an adult…..at the end of 7-8 weeks you will not be thinking about what you were taught, but what you learnt about yourself. Something about camp will instill a confidence in you that you never knew possible, the ability to put yourselves into a situation with people you met days ago and do activities you wouldn’t do with people you have known your whole life, and love every second of it
— Brendan, former counselor

 

How your experience and credentials can be used…

COLLEGE APPLICATIONS

There is growing interest from colleges in competency based and experimental learning that compliments classroom education, rather than relying on academic grades as a benchmark for ability.

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JOB APPLICATIONS

Employers are reporting that seeing evidence of “soft skills” like leadership and communication is more important than ever in applicants. Get a foot in the door by updating your resume!

INTERVIEWS

Being able to communicate your suitability for a position in person is key. Have confidence in your skills, knowledge of what interviewers want to hear, and the ability to sell yourself!

 
Camp started for me as a fun summer away from home to try something new. What it has turned into is something so wonderful that I find it difficult to express in words. Camp has helped me grow as an individual, and it has given me a better understanding of myself.
— Elise, former Unit Leader
I know I would not be the person I am today without camp. I still use the invaluable life skills I learnt at camp in my job 10 years later in the world of policy!!
— Gayle, former counselor
From the moment I stepped foot on camp my life and myself changed. There isn’t a day that goes by where camp doesn’t cross my mind. I became a different person, it developed me and helped me grow as an individual, it made me who I am today
— Charlotte, former Drama instructor

Melinda at Everwood Day Camp explains how e21 adds value for their staff