Why Work at HVC?
Make an impact on children’s lives, enjoy Maine's outdoors, and embrace the challenges of working and living in a community of talented children and adults. For years, HVC staff have expressed themselves like this... I feel like I grew as a teacher and counselor. I think that my skills in counseling grew tremendously as a result of working with young people.
Why Work at Summer Camp?
A better question would be, “Why not?” If you enjoy being with children and being outdoors, there is no better job!
- Inspire young people and teach them new skills
- Make a difference in children's lives
- Explore the woods, ocean and small villages of midcoast Maine
- Have fun! Be silly!
- Be yourself with other like-minded people from around the world
- Teaching your specialty
- Leadership — in small and large groups
- Dispute resolution
- Behavior management
- Problem solving
- Team building
- Time management
- Understanding learning styles
What does a summer at camp prepare you for?
Almost anything! The skills that you utilize and develop at camp are important in any work setting. Many HVC counselors have gone on to significant roles in the camping industry. Others have used their camp credentials and talents to develop careers in: Teaching/Education, Counseling and Psyche, Human Resources, Public Relations and Marketing, OT and PT and management positions in hospitals, Silicon Valley and elsewhere.
There are many personal benefits to working at Hidden Valley. You'll gain experience working with children and putting other's needs ahead of your own. You'll use your teaching skills and gain new ones. Beyond this, camps such as HVC push you to develop leadership skills, taking responsibility for a range of challenging new situations, making decisions on your own and in dynamic group settings. These sorts of opportunities for skill development are invaluable in many fields.