Each summer camp offers different programs for campers and these programs include all kinds of different activities. Camps employ specialist activities instructors who are required to work in specific roles supervising certain activities. This may include activity instructors that focus on sailing or other water sports, rock climbing, rappelling or many other specialist activities.
Working as a activities instructor at a summer camp does require that you are slightly more qualified than a general camp counselor or can at least prove you have a certain set of skills related to a particular activity.
As the activities instructor you will supervise a certain activity and help campers participating in that activity. If you are a sailing instructor then you will work with groups of kids as they take part in sailing exercises, when one group is finished they will leave and you will work with another group.
To work in this position you must not only have a good knowledge of the activity you are instructing but also have experience working with children, some camps will also require that you have some kind of first aid qualifications.
Types of Activities instructors
Here are just some of the opportunities you will find at summer camps for activity instructors.
"I spent a summer working as an activities instructor at a large camp in Wisconsin. The experience was absolutely fantastic and I made so many great friends. My job was to help campers on a ropes course. I would make sure all campers were participating in the activity safely and help instruct them on how to complete the activities."
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