Several summer camps will be visiting ACU to recruit students for employment next summer. The Career Center organized all visits and events.
Summer camps such as Camp Olympia and Pine Cove will be set up in the Campus Center throughout the week. They will have information for students interested in working for them this coming summer.
Jill Fortson, the career network specialist for the Career Center, said that working at a summer camp could be greatly beneficial to any student.
“You gain experience that will help build your resumÃ© and your network,” Fortson said. “Potential employers look for skills such as teamwork, supervisory and leadership experience.”
Darci Halstead, senior family studies major from Odessa, worked with one of the camps during the summer.
“Working at Camp Olympia this past summer was one of the most challenging and rewarding things I have ever done,” Halstead said.
Halstead said the job as a counselor taught her much about herself and how to have joy in every situation.
For students looking for experiences other than being a counselor, some camps may have alternate positions.
“Not all positions at summer camps are for general counselors,” Fortson said. “We have many opportunities coming up that are traditional summer camps and others that allow you to gain an international experience as well.”
Price Bahcall, senior journalism major from Irving, worked as a videographer for Carolina Creek Christian Camp over the summer.
“I initially didn’t see why I would want to work at a camp,” Bahcall said. “I didn’t know there were more options other than being a counselor.”
Bachall said that working for a summer camp was a major growing experience because he was able to grow in his faith and apply skills useful to his major.
“It was some of the most fun I have had and I received some great experience in my field,” Bahcall said.
For any students who miss the chance to talk to any camps, the Career Center hosts a Summer Camp Fair that takes place in January. Students can also contact The Career Center with any questions regarding the camps at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dates camps will be on campus:
11/6-7 – Camp Olympia and Camp Eagle
11/11 – Pine Cove Camp
11/11-12 – T Bar M Camps
11/11-13 – Camp Ozark (information dinner session on 11/12)
11/18 – Black Forest Academy in Germany