Growing Experience, minimal focus on personal life of staff
Even though I found that I thoroughly enjoyed my experience during my time at this camp, it was difficult to enjoy it during the end of the summer as I have many dear friends who also work for the City and they had difficulties when it came time for time management on the City's part. Although I am aware this was not MY experience, a friend of mine had to quit because they did not have enough time to focus on their own mental health, and when they needed to, the camp would not grant them time away when they had signed a contract for a certain amount of time. Their only choice was to quit. During the end of my time with them, I was granted a week off, which I decided to use during the last week of camp so I could have two weeks off, as the last week of summer was an optional working time, and I had opted out of it since I was moving away for school at the beginning of that week. After informing my boss that I would be unable to make it for the very last week, I received an angry call wondering why I was not there. I informed him that I had asked for the time off, and when he checked "again" he realized he was wrong and apologized. Their organization is less-than acceptable, and I do not plan on returning for fear of a decrease in their organization skills.
good experience, learned quite a bit to further my life skills, life-long friends and connections
unorganized, unprepared for camp weeks, terrible communication skills