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Enjoy the great outdoors as a camp counselor
Parents send their kids to camp for a day, a week or a whole summer, and counselors get the chance to teach youngsters skills like canoeing and camping. But time outdoors isn't the only perk, says Sandy Blondin, school services and day camp coordinator for Fox Valley Special Recreation Association in Aurora, Ill.
Her organization hires more than 100 staff members each summer for its day camps, and they gain skills that will benefit them long after they leave.
"Being on a summer day camp staff offers important skills in team building, leadership, problem-solving and child development," Blondin says.
Thousands of positions open up over the summer months. Prospective counselors can find jobs in every state through several websites including the American Camp Association, Summer Camp Jobs and Camp Channel.