Why Summer Camp Looks Great on A College Resume

Published on: January 27, 2021

You might think camp is just about fun and games (which it is) but the experience can also give guests a leg up on future employment.

Even if you didn’t work at a camp, but maybe spent a week or two there over the summer, it says something about your personality and work ethic that can be very appealing to employers. Your time at camp should be included in your resume.

For instance, if you tried a week or two of overnight camp at Muskoka Woods for the first time, it shows you have resilience, confidence, independence, team-working abilities and even leadership skills.

When a guest attends Muskoka Woods summer camp, they are trying new activities, branching out of their comfort zones and putting themselves out there to meet new people and make new friends. This all takes confidence.

Moreover, being away from home for the first time and sticking it out in a new place takes resilience. Being at camp and away from home also fosters independence and responsibility as parents are not around to help you get organized or make sure you have your own belongings.

Lastly, whether it’s wall-climbing, rowing or beach volleyball, guests at Muskoka Woods learn how to work with a team to get the best possible outcome. In some circumstances, they may even lead their team to victory.

These are all attributes that any employer would love to see in their future employees and why any guest should not hesitate to include their experiences in their resume when it comes to their first job search.

About the Author

Rachel Naud lives in Toronto with her husband, 16-year-old son and Old English Sheepdog, Stanley. When she's not busy with the three boys in her life, she is also the founder and editor of INBETWEEN magazine, a digital magazine geared to parents of teens. Rachel can often be seen on morning shows across the country, talking about trends and products relevant to that demographic. She has appeared on The Morning Show, Breakfast TV, CTV Winnipeg, CTV Ottawa and more. In addition, Rachel is also the coordinator of the Lifestyle Media program at Centennial College in Toronto, where she also teaches students a variety of subjects in Lifestyle Media. To unwind, Rachel loves to cook while mostly blasting The Chicks.

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