Working at a summer camp can be beneficial in personal, professional and financial ways. For someone who loves experiencing the outdoors, working at a summer camp is a way to make money while spending time enjoying being outside and potentially gaining valuable experience to help further a career in related fields, like outdoor-related or counseling jobs.
Being a counselor can influence personal growth, and it can even provide a person the opportunity to become a role model for young children. Taking on this responsibility can build leadership skills that will benefit a person for the rest of his or her life.
Another benefit of working at a summer camp is there are little to no expenses for a counselor. That means a camp counselor can save more money than they spend.