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Best Summer Camp I've Worked For

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Counselor in Philadelphia, PA
Current Employee - Counselor in Philadelphia, PA

I have been working at ESF Camps part-time (less than an year)

Pros

LOTS of activities offered, high energy from everyone, kids are very excited to be there, the directors at this camp knows how to run a camp, family flings, and literally so much more (rock wall, plays, art, engineering, photography, sports, swimming pool, quest challenges, etc. etc. etc.) If you like working with kids, this is the place to go. I've worked at a summer camp before, and it was no where near as exciting as this one.

Cons

Hot, hot, hot, and humid summer days spent partially (sometimes mainly) outdoors. Days can seem long and draining. OK pay.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management works well. I have zero complaints for any of the directors or even staff.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Internally disfuctional

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ESF Camps part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Children love the end product. Staff is fun loving and energetic

    Cons

    Management is terminally late on deliverables. Organizational culture is cult like. Repetative propoganda leads to a blind employee loyalty. Diversity is dismal at best. Owners exploit their human capital for company gain. Management is entrechened and change adverse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None! They already have wise counsel which they ingnore

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Don't practice what they preach

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ESF Camps part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The campers have fun. The staff when held on to are great.

    Cons

    Management. A corporate structure that is so tight it's ridiculous. Upper management doesn't know what half their sites are really doing. Pay is abysmal, appreciation is slim to none. The idea that you can climb the pipeline within the company is a joke. Lots of extras that aren't in the contract. Treat people who educators and directors on their staff for 5 plus years like someone with no experience. You're just a cog in the wheel to mgmt. it's supposed to be camp!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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