Headfirst Camps Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work for young adults

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Headfirst Camps

    Pros

    Professionally managed, fun, positive atmosphere, good pay.

    Cons

    Can be strict, lots of rules, demanding parents.

    Advice to Management

    Do not tolerate campers that detract from the atmosphere.


  2. Good experience, strong company.

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    Former Employee - Operations Logistics
    Former Employee - Operations Logistics

    I worked at Headfirst Camps full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Well paid, organized, structured. They treat you fairly and reward hard workers.

    Cons

    Long hours and tough work. Nature of industry is difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Be a little more personal. People dont work in child-care so they can be in a corporate environment.


  3. This was a pretty fun camp to work at.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Headfirst Camps full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great experience working with kids, activities are fun, always something to do

    Cons

    HR isn't awful but they also weren't particularly organized, People themselves tend to be snooty and feel as if they're too good for you. What do you expect from a camp that charges 500 dollars per week though?

    Advice to Management

    Managers should pay special attention to hiring people based on their ability to work with kids and others. I had a difficult time here and felt like an outsider for most of the summers.


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  5. Marketing Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Headfirst Camps

    Pros

    Office was very supportive and friendly throughout the time working with them. Colleagues made coming to work worth it, as they staff at Headfirst are incredibly dedicated to the their job. It allowed me the experience and training

    Cons

    Didn't have a problem overall. Being a smaller-sized company, there is a bit of dissorganization at some points, but not bad.


  6. Counselor

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    Former Employee - Camp Counselor in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Camp Counselor in Washington, DC

    I worked at Headfirst Camps

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fun interaction and engagement with campers, great camp experience overall

    Cons

    The salary compensation is low


  7. Summer job

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    Former Employee - Aquatics Counselor in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Aquatics Counselor in Washington, DC

    I worked at Headfirst Camps

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    get out of work fairly early

    Cons

    management simply does not care about seasonal employees. by the middle of the summer 5 employees who were part of the "leadership" quit on the spot out of frustration. the administrators didn't want the lifeguards taking a 20 minute lunch break and almost insisted we eat lunch while on duty, against red cross protocol... The dress code is overly strict, the uniform is not a big deal but they are harsh on any facial hair or piercings. upper administrators and "leadership" are very bureaucratic, the camp is very corporate, corporate policy this policy that... Brendan Sullivan (CEO) is obnoxious and arrogant. I suggest working for a summer camp that has a more laid back attitude and treats their employees better.



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