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    Current Employee - Employee in Big Pine Key, FL
    Current Employee - Employee in Big Pine Key, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
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    Free food, (sometimes) Place to live in the Florida keys (bad room setup but still a place) Certifications Boat rides to reefs and the captains (some of the captains at least) The kids (sometimes)


    All of the above reviews with 1 star are true, if you see a review with 5 stars it was probably an upper level employee trying to make this place look good. I worked the fall and spring seasons at Florida seacamp. I could say what happens here, but I would be reiterating all of the above statements from bad reviews, but I'll try to put in something new. Management treats you like an object to get the money from the kids parents, which is a lot (minimum $500 per person, and there are a lot of campers). Seacamp will indeed teach you what you need too know to get through lessons, but it's more of a crank them through the lesson at a fast pace. The only staff that enjoy it here are the ones that are socially awkward with their peers and are good kid people. This is not a bad thing but sometimes even they get over this place. The entire situation just creates a lot of stress on you and you will not be appreciated enough for it. As for the pay thing, while you struggle to make what may add up to a moderate 4 figure salary a year, some higher management make very generous 6 figure salaries (and you will be asking "what do they even do?") with the head honcho of the entire establishment rumored to be taking up 3 of the top jobs that pay the highest and earning near 7 figures and not doing a thing as far as you can tell. This entire place will let you know subtlety that you are expendable but that you will work hard because you are one of the few staff there. Oh and another thing that I feel wasn't mentioned, if you come on as a intern or even possibly an instructor, if you don't do all your homework or paperwork on your ever so limited free time they will withhold your pay because of some contract you didn't sign but agreed to verbally. The camp also receives foreign exchange students from other countries for 3 or so months and did not hesitate to overstep the boundaries it had setup for them in its contract as they will do with you. The students were only supposed to do office work and some house keeping jobs. The list of jobs at the end of their time included baby sitting, kitchen assistant (more on that later), painting not only buildings on campus but the head honchos personal home and cleaning it as well, ground work, minimal front office work and a ridiculous amount of cleaning. Eventually when these exchange students left( and they were happy when they did) the staff took over these tasks... Yay Back on the kitchen assistant situation the the exchange students had to do, that only reason they had to do it was because they fired the previous kitchen staff after they complained about seacamp not paying them for one of the months they worked. And Seacamp will guilt trip you if you decide to leave by reminding you how the very cheap certifications cost them (SCUBA certs aren't available in the fall a spring) Point is Seacamp does not have your back

    Advice to Management

    A lot, Relax, Pay your employees a little more, Give them an AIR CONDITIONER IN THEIR ROOMS!! Higher more people to take the stress off them, Laundry machines would be nice More that i'm sure I'm missing or didn't put in

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    Science Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Big Pine Key, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Seacamp Association (Big Pine Key, FL).


    Very informative phone interview, however they did not hire me until a few days before they wanted me down in the keys. Should be a big red flag right away if they can not hire their staff in an organized, timely fashion you should not expect anything to be organized.

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Headquarters Big Pine Key, FL
Size 51 to 200 Employees
Founded 1966
Type Company - Private
Industry Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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