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Summer Camp Fun in the US Sun

Summer Camp Fun in the US Sun

Enjoying South Beach, Miami with camp friends

When former Whangarei Girls High student Julia Ferris first applied to the Camp Counselors USA program in 2013 she never dreamed how far the journey would take her.

Now, headed back to camp in a few days’ time for her second summer, she can’t imagine spending her winters any other way.

“Summer camp was literally the most amazing experience of my life. What I thought would just be a one year thing I quickly realized, after just a few days at camp, was going to become much more,” says The self-confessed “camp addict” is one of the hundreds of young Kiwis CCUSA sends to summer camps across America every year for three to four months between May – September.

Her camp, International Gymnastics Camp, is a camp for young American’s who have a particular interest in Gymnastics, but there are all different types of camps counselors can go to.

“Even though my camp is a gymnastics camp we still offer a heap of different activities. I was mainly at the rock wall and it was awesome to see how the kids grew in confidence each time they visited. It is a great feeling to be able to offer something to kids that they normally wouldn't experience and see them being challenged and enjoying themselves because of it.”

CCUSA New Zealand Country Director, Liz Andrews, says the demand for Kiwi counselors just keeps growing and they are always in need of enthusiastic young Kiwis.

“New Zealanders are hugely sought after by our 800+ camps for their hard-working, flexible and fun nature. It’s often a lot about attitude as much as anything else and there really is a camp for everyone.

“A lot of applicants already have experience in the skills hired for at camp just through growing up here or learning activities when they were younger after school and in weekends.”

Applications for the 2015 season will open in August/September of this year and anyone interested in applying for the program should head to www.ccusa.co.nz or call 0800 USA Work for more information.

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