It’s almost time for CCUSA’s Summer Camp Job Fairs! We’ll be in Birmingham on the 17th November at the Crowne Plaza from 12pm-2:30pm and Leeds on November 18th at the Queens Hotel from 12pm-2:30pm.
Come along to meet Camp Directors from America and Canada. They’re looking to hire you for the summer of 2019. If the thought of getting hired on the spot isn’t enough, every 10th person will win their CCUSA fees for free!
As someone who got hired at a camp fair, I can confidently say that they’re well worth going to. You’ll have the chance to make a connection with camps in person and find a camp that’s the right fit for you. Want to know more? Here’s 4 tips for making the most out of the day:
1) Do Your Research
Find out on the CCUSA website (www.ccusa.co.uk/MORE-INFORMATION/Camp-Fairs) which camps will be at the fairs, then check their minimum hiring age, start dates, and which positions they’re looking to fill. Once you have a list of camps that suit you, check out their websites and YouTube to find out more.
This will take a little bit of time, but it’ll be worth it when you’re having the best summer ever! Decide which ones you want to talk to first. That way you’ll have an action plan as soon as you get to the Fair.
2) Come Prepared
Make sure you’ve completed your application and bring along a printed copy to the Fair. While you can apply on the day, it’ll be much easier and faster if you’ve done it already. Camps will want to look at your application and talk to you about your skills, so make sure it’s the best that it can be. Talk to the CCUSA team if you need any tips. We’re really friendly, I promise!
It can also be useful to bring along any photos or videos you have of yourself demonstrating your skills, if you have any – it’s a great way to back up your application.
3) Smile and Be Friendly
The thought of being interviewed can be quite scary, but Camp Directors are incredibly friendly people. The interview process isn’t too scary either. Just introduce yourself and explain what sort of role you’re interested in and be ready to talk about why you want to go to camp and why they need you at their camp!
This is your chance to let your personality shine through! Camps are looking for people who work well with others and can keep kids entertained all day, so being friendly and engaging is really important. Talk about the skills you want to teach. Why do you love them? What benefits can they bring to campers? Your enthusiasm is what will get kids engaged with activities, just smile and be yourself.
4) Use Your Research
If you’ve followed step one, you will have done some research on the camps you’re talking to. This will come in very handy when you’re being interviewed. Explain to Camp Directors why you want to work for their camp in particular – this could be a speciality program that they run, the type of kids they work with, or maybe just something about their ethos that you really connect with. Being able to talk about specific things shows a genuine interest in the camp and will definitely make you stand out from the crowd.
Hopefully this blog post has given you some useful tips, and remember, you can always get in touch with the CCUSA team if you have any extra questions. Good luck and see you at the Camp Fairs in November!