March 29, 2019

As if you needed another reason to join our incredible staff at Camp Mendocino, we’ve gone ahead and written 20 of them! Working at Camp Mendocino is a great way to ensure you have a  fun-filled summer and provides valuable experience in youth development. For additional information, check out our information on working at Camp. If you’ve still got questions, email Sara Richardson, Camp Director, at srichardson@kidsclub.org.

1. What other job lets you dress like this at work?

Camp is a place you can be yourself. Your weird and wacky self.

2. The view from your office is breathtaking.

When your “office” looks like this, it’s a little tough to leave...

3. “Professional development” takes on an entirely new meaning.

You learn things at Camp you won’t soon forget.

4. Being covered in mud is pretty much in the job description.

Don’t take yourself too seriously, and prepare for things to get silly. Oh, and don’t worry: we have free laundry.

5. You never have to spend your lunch break alone.

Plus, you’ve got someone on site to cook every meal. Bonus!

6. The Camp version of “casual Friday” looks something like this:

If your luggage gets searched in the airport, TSA will be very confused.

7. Mentors show up when you least expect them.

As a staff, you will learn just as much from your campers as they do from you.

8. Days off are spent at places like this:

Glass Beach, Fort Bragg, CA.

9. This is our version of a networking event:

Don’t all networking events end in a face-painted dance off?

10. When asked if you’re hitting your targets for the week, you’ll be excited to share.

Be proud of your progress. You’ll be learning new skills every day.

11. You will learn a new kind of strategic planning.

Strategy is everything.

12. Your “customers” are pretty cool.

Campers will look up to you. Don’t be surprised when they start copying your accent and you leave the summer with more friendship bracelets than you can possibly wear at once.

13. Your commute is automatically eco-friendly.

Every day is a bike-to-work day.

14. “Working late” might actually be the best part of your day.

This is where the magic happens.

15. Conference room meetings are a thing of the past.

We will get you thinking outside the box, and outside the building.

16. There is no such thing as the Monday blues.

In fact, there is no such thing as a Monday anymore. There are only days 1-10.

17. You never want to leave work.

Usually, you’re skipping out the door as soon as the work day ends. Not at this job. You may have to be pulled away kicking and screaming. Oh, and just wait until you get “Camp-sick”.

18. The job-site perks.

You get paid for this. Seriously.

19.Someone is always around if you need a hand with a project.

Literally.

20. You will never forget your summer in the redwoods.

And months after you get home, your non-Camp friends will be sick of hearing you starting every sentence with, “This one time, at Camp…”

Interested in joining our Camp team? Check out our information on working at Camp. If you’ve still got questions, email Sara Richardson, Camp Director, at srichardson@kidsclub.org.


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