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Camp Roger

Camp Counselor

May - August 2018 • Rockford, MI

What I liked

I loved being able to work outside in the woods and be with kids. The most rewarding part was loving them and telling them about their Savior Jesus Christ who loves them! We had an amazing staff and Camp is really like a second home for me.

What I wish was different

Camp Scottie is a very new ministry of Camp Roger and the only thing I would wish to be different is for the Camp Scottie campus to be a little more developed- but that will come with time!

Advice

You will learn SO much from camp counseling and gain such valuable experience. You don't always realize it in the day-to-day but you are making a huge impact on these kids lives. I HIGHLY encourage anyone to prayerfully consider applying to this job!
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Camp Counselor

June - August 2018 • Rockford, MI

What I liked

Camp Roger was a great experience were I learned a lot about how to work with kids and teaching them the principles of Christian living by modeling and showing Christ love to campers. Camp Roger was a great place to explore nature and see God in all He has made.

What I wish was different

Advice

One piece of advice I would give for those considering this experience as one to pursue is that if you do not LOVE kids then this will be difficult for you. Kids are great, they will teach you things adults cannot, but they can also challenge a counselor to a significant degree.
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Camp Counselor

June - August 2018 • Rockford, MI

What I liked

I love working with kids and spending time outdoors, so this was an amazing job opportunity. I got to work with phenomenal people as well who are now my good friends.

What I wish was different

I wish I had gotten more sleep :)

Advice

I would highly recommend being a camp counselor, but it's important to be intentional about keeping up relationships outside of the 'camp world.'
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Camp Counselor

June - August 2018 • Rockford, MI

What I liked

I enjoyed the way Camp Roger strived to love kids and love nature. The staff at Camp Roger works really hard to make camp a safe place for kids to be creative, silly, and learn about Jesus.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Operations Assistant

June - August 2018 • Howard City, MI

What I liked

The community built at Camp was great, when you have people living and working with each other for three months, you need to build a good community and have a vested interest in your co-workers' well being.

What I wish was different

The apartment that I lived in was not the best experience. Seven guys all sleeping together in one room, three of which had to get up at 6:30, led to a bit of tension. The bathroom has not been updated, and there were communal showers, and the sink was a porcelain trough in the center of the room.

Advice

Don't work at a summer camp if you're not passionate about it. The hours are long, and the pay is sub-standard. However, if you're going into education, there's no better field.
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Camp Counselor

May - August 2018 • Rockford, MI

What I liked

I loved leading devotions and spending time with the kids.

What I wish was different

If possible, more breaks in between sessions.

Advice

It is extremely rewarding and extremely hard.
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