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Summer 2018 Recruitment Process is currently OPEN.
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The 2018 Early Bird Season is open now!
Many reasons for young motivated university students to get a summer job that wil provide them many experiences of a life time!
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The 2018 Early Bird Season is open now!
Many reasons for young motivated university students to get a summer job that wil provide them many experiences of a life time!
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Enhancing self-esteem at camp

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It is widely believed that camps are good for children. The analysis of the research done on the matter proves that camps provide a set of social skills that may endure for a lifetime. Among them, the development of a solid and real self-esteem stands out. At camp children learn who they really are and what they are capable of achieving.

The Oxford English Dictionary defines self-esteem as “confidence in one's own worth or abilities”. There is no doubt whatsoever that self-esteem is an essential tool to live life to the fullest. It might allow us to grow beyond what we thought we were capable of. Camp is a perfect means to give children a positive and real self-esteem boost. At camp, children are away from their comfort zone. They are no longer in a bubble, but rather in a challenging environment. There, they can build a positive sense of who they are and what they can become. The most precious lesson children can have is the moment when they learn through experience, when they begin to believe in their own abilities. Camp is full of those moments. It might be learning the skills necessary for a new activity, or creating something beautiful in an arts workshop. These experiences can really be a confidence booster for campers.

Children should develop the drive to do better, to strive for more, and learn the ability to push through and stand up to the tough situations they might face in life. Camp is the ideal place where this social and emotional education takes place. Campers learn to accept who they are and to be the best they can be. This lesson is the road to being happy with oneself and more successful in life.

Dr. Antonio Bassols, PhD.
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A LEADER WAS BORN AT CAMP.

In Blog by damyoMarch 22, 2017Leave a Comment
#campgoodvalueformymoney #Characteronthemaking #CampsinCanada

I have always thought of Mariano as a noble, kind-hearted child, who has a lot to offer. He has enjoyed summer camps for a while now; he has always returned happy and with a major development in social skills. Every summer, he is more interpersonally competent, empathetic and has a deeper sense of responsibility and integrity. Therefore, I think my money has been well spent. I know that camp has made a deep impact on my child’s life. I’ve seen it year after year. Camp has been a great environment to develop his character.

I have always thought that leaders are not born, they are raised. Bearing this in mind, I was looking for a summer program that could instill leadership skills on my son. That is when a found out about Vancouver Leadership camp. We jointly decided to try it last summer. What a right decision! In a beautiful setting, surrounded by awesome mountains and lakes, he had the ultimate experience. He had lots of fun while learning that he already possesses some traits that could evolve in the qualities of a leader, such as integrity, vision, respect, compassion, character and courage. As far a I was told, all the activities aim at developing those attributes. He also learned the value of teamwork and the utter necessity to guide and being guided.

He came back a changed young man. He now has a different approach to life. I was delighted to hear that he has been elected vice-president of his class at school. All the assertiveness he learned in Vancouver has translated into a positive influential personality of which I am deeply proud.

Diana Castillo

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My 10-year-old child has expressed that he wants to attend camp next summer. I am quite excited about it; I know first hand the benefits of camp in a child's life. Nevertheless, I am a bit worried about him being homesick. Tomás is very attached to us. I wonder how he would feel being away from home for the first time. With this in mind, I contacted camps in Canada for advice.
The staff was eager to ease my concerns. I learned that homesickness is a very common feeling among campers. Most children experience it. It is up to us, parents and camp staff alike, that it doesn't become a problem. It should not prevent children from having fun. I was told that coping with homesickness starts at home. First of all, it is important to choose the right camp for the child, one that matches his interests and abilities and thus will keep him busy. Also, children must be told that being homesick is a natural feeling. It is, therefore, advisable to talk with the child about what camp will be like before he leaves. It might also be beneficial for the child to spend some time, say a long weekend, away from home, e.g. in a friend's house. Finally, I was told to pack pre-addressed and pre-stamped envelopes so Tomás can write home.
I was also reassured that camp counselors are highly trained to recognize and deal with homesickness. The child should be aware that he can talk to the staff on the matter. They will make sure to follow a proven protocol to cope with it. Finally the staff at campscanada.co convinced me that homesickness at camp might be beneficial. Overcoming it is a confidence booster; it nurtures children's self-esteem. They realize they can control their feelings and it gives them a first taste of independence. Coping with it plays a major role in their development.

Marcela

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Dear George:

Camp's end is near. Tomorrow I'll go back home, and in a couple of weeks I'll return to school. I won't forget this summer, though. It's been a blast, so fun and magic. I will surely return next year! And that's mainly because of you, George. You are by far the best camp counselor I've ever had. You are the first counselor I could really trust. You took the time to know me, to know what were my concerns and fears. I guess you are one of the few people who has really listened to me, who has cared about me. You always gave me your full attention and really took an interest on what I had to say. I really want to thank you for all the great things I experienced this <a href="https://campscanada.co/montreal/">summer in Montreal</a>. I learned a great deal from you, specially your enthusiasm and energy when it comes to camp activities and traditions. I really admire you passion for camping; I think you love working with kids. You've always put kid's needs first. You are also so patient, so caring, so easy-going. I'll truly cherish the time you taught me to sail in a kayak. As you remember, I was a bit afraid at first. Yet, you convinced me to try to new things, to overcome my fears. It turned out to be so fun and at the same time so nurturing. I learned then a great deal about myself, about what I can do. I guess I want to let you know how important you've been for me. You've really made a difference this summer. I´d hope my teachers back at school were more like camp counselors.

Dearly yours,
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The end of my junior year in college is near. The real world awaits. This situation has made me think about my future career. It is time to get some work experience on my field of studies. I am applying for an internship for next summer. However, I was insecure on the matter. After all, my work experience is restricted to summer camp counseling. Therefore, I went to see my college career counselor for advice.

It turns out that in the professional market, my summertime experience is well appreciated. Counseling has provided me with several traits that employers are looking for in an employee. As a matter of fact, camp counseling fosters many professional skills. Counselors are above all responsible people; we have the ultimate responsibility: children's lives. We are also role models and, as such, we are accustomed to work with people and to promote team work. We are always taking the initiative in camp activities. Thus, we are leaders that instill a sense of cooperation. On the other hand, camps are full of little conflicts that we as counselors must deal with. This fosters our skills as problem solvers. Counseling nurtures as well some traits required on the professional world, such as dedication, patience, consistency and loyalty.

With this insight, I feel much more secure to write a resume and cover letters. It is a matter of translating my counseling experience to the real world. My leadership and team work skills are the foundation of a work ethic based on productivity and caring about the general operation of an organization. My trouble-solving skills show my flexibility and efficiency in times of distress.

My counseling experience was not only fun but also nurturing. It has given me an edge on the labor market!

Gerorge Palermo - Canada
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I just came back from camp in Gregory Island. What an experience!
The place is awesome, so beautiful and at the same time so mysterious. I really enjoyed all the activities. There were plenty to choose from, so there was something fun going on all the time. Also I’ve met a lot of wonderful people and made some great friends. Among them was Fred, a very cool kid, bold and enthusiastic. He was all into high ropes and climbing and he convinced me to try those activities. It was the first time I would try climbing, so I was a bit afraid about it at first. I felt insecure. Yet Fred told me it was similar to high ropes. I saw him and other kids do it and realized I should give it a shot.

The counselor was very friendly, patient, and caring. He told me everything I should know to climb: how to step, how to use the rope and the harness, how to grip the hold. Slowly, I started my climbing experience. As I kept on climbing I was more secure, ’till finally I reached the summit. What a feeling! I’ve never been so proud in my life. I’ve never faced such a challenge back home. I’ve realized that when I push myself to my limits, the reward is awesome and this adventure taught me that when I challenge myself, I’m capable of doing lots, that I can achieve things that at first seem very difficult. I’ve just realized that Fred might be right and fear is something that can be conquered. I hope to come back again and again.

David 12 years old.
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Mothers are always concerned about the well-being of their children. As such, I realized that my child was a bit shy and introvert. He struggled to make friends; his character and habits prevented that from happening. I know my son and I am aware that he has a lot to offer; yet his shyness might be an obstacle. I wanted to give him the opportunity to experiment a new environment which could develop his social skills. A summer camp seemed to be the answer.
Based on my own experience as a camper, I know camps are a perfect setting to develop character, make friends and overcome fear. I was aiming at all that. Yet the result has beaten all my expectations. Summer camp has been an amazing gift I have given my child! It has helped enormously to his preparation for life. Camp Muskoka was indeed a confidence booster. At camp he was out of his comfort zone; it was a superb break from the ordinary. He made new friends and explored the amazing setting around him. He was in an environment of excitement and optimism, where he gain confidence, independence, and leadership skills. Muskoka instilled in him a sense that he can do it; that mistakes may happen, but it is possible to overcome them, to always try again. Overall, I can say that his camping experience was a training ground for real life. It simulated the real world. He developed a new self-esteem and gained a sense of independence and community. He realized the importance of teamwork, collaboration, and communication.
This result have shown me that camps build skills necessary to prepare campers to assume roles as successful adults. He will certainly attend camp next summer.
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