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Staff Testimonials

Counsellors and Programmers:

It is impossible to work at an Easter Seals camp and leave the same person. If someone were to ask me to describe myself, I would have to mention camp. It inspires me to be more "camp" in my every day life; to embrace every zany idea, to be more compassionate, and to live fully. Camp is "life concentrate".

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Camp has changed my life! It gives you a new perspective not only on how someone else lives but how your interactions can influence another person. It helps you to grow as a person and is the most amazing experience.

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Camp made me realize how to appreciate more in life because when I watched the way campers embrace all the little pleasures and challenge themselves all the time, I realized how much I take foregranted. The summer taught me how to push myself to be crazy, dress up, don't worry about looking cool, and make the most out of every day. I've never had a more unforgetable summer.

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Camp is fun. I love camp. A day at camp is like four days in the real world. You can mature, learn, grow four times more and have four times more fun than a day not at camp. Working and playing with children and young adults with disabilities was an amazing learning experience. I'm so glad I did it. Easter Seals camps are very good employers, with great training, ongoing support and many opportunities to grow with the society.

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Working at camp has been, without a doubt, the best job I've ever had! I couldn't believe I was actually getting paid to spend my summer on a lake, hanging out with amazing campers, having shaving-cream fights and dance parties, laughing and singing, roasting s'mores around a campfire, and making lifelong friends. One of the great parts of camp is that the accepting and supportive community that we build for campers extends to staff, so you are totally free to just be yourself and have more fun than you could ever imagine! :)

Volunteers

I had an incredible week volunteering at camp.  Not only did I have tons of fun getting to know the campers and staff, but I also learned so much from my experience.  I am currently working at a group home for adults with intellectual disabilities.  It was my experience at camp that turned me onto this field, and my reference from Easter Seals that helped get me the job.