Counsellor at a camp that spent 1/2 the summer in the city of Lethbridge and the other 1/2 in the mountains of Waterton Lakes National Park!
Camp Counselor (Former Employee) – Lethbridge, AB – 5 July 2017
This was a fantastic experience! I was in charge of creating and running daily activities for upwards of 100 children, including games, physical exercises, field trips and art activities. I was able to perfect group management skills and worked with 10 other counselors, some older and others younger than myself. I was able to live in and experience a new province, as for the first 6 weeks of the job, day camp was held in the city of Lethbridge, at the YMCA. The later 6 weeks of the job saw everyone pack up and move to isolated cabins in the mountains of Waterton Lakes National Park, where we were but off from civilization- we did not have electricity, television or even telephones. To live in nature in this way was a marvelous challenge and created closely knit friendships between all the workers. We depended on each other, and did not fail in our duties to one another, the children, or the camp. For these 6 weeks, the job was 24 hours a day/ seven days a week, non-stop. It was intense but unforgettable.
Living in the Rocky Mountains.
Not a single day off for 6 straight weeks.