Camp is a place that provides many benefits both now and in the future. It’s a place where you learn and practice professional competencies that will serve you well with any future employment. Therefore, you should speak of this work on your resume and in future interviews for what it truly is: Professional Youth Development!
Consider what the job might look like on your resume.
While daily working on a team of childcare professionals, I accomplished the following:
BUILT POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS
Connected with each camper through intentional conversations, listening well and seeking opportunities to engage campers and build community among themselves; developed a team-mindset among peers and supervisors while problem-solving camper and program-related issues.
Fostered a community where campers felt safe to explore, to ask questions, and to try new things, where they experienced a strong sense of belonging and shared power.
PROMOTED CAMPER DEVELOPMENT
Served as a guide, provided direction while allowing campers to learn in their own way and to cultivate their ability to solve problems.
FACILITATED & TAUGHT SKILLS
Implemented the camp mission through various programs, including large group activities and intentional small group activities, while also bringing a fun spirit and high energy to programs; took responsibility for an instructional skill area and inspired others to learn and grow through that activity.