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Virginia Beach, VA
51 to 200 employees
Nonprofit Organization
Hotels, Motels, & Resorts
Unknown / Non-Applicable per year

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    "Camp Counselor"

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    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor in Rural Retreat, VA
    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor in Rural Retreat, VA

    I worked at A.R.E. full-time


    -Kids are interesting and generally well behaved.
    -Plenty of opportunities to make some lifelong high quality friends.
    -Outdoor nature setting is heavenly.
    -Roles are flexible.
    -Many opportunities to design your own curriculum for the campers.
    -Easy to get into leadership positions if you show the capability and willingness.
    -Get to become a part of a very long-running fun and meaningful community.
    -Room and board are included.
    -The food is generally top-notch.


    -The pay is crap, even for a summer camp.
    -Some of the buildings are dilapidated.
    -Lot's of gossip. Pretty standard for a summer camp.
    -The main ARE contingent in Virgina Beach seems to not take the summer camp seriously.

    Advice to Management

    -Pay your employees more. Your employees will become more motivated and dedicated. You will gain access to a higher quality employee pool and increase staff retention. This is practically the only reason I cannot work there any more.
    -Upgrade all your dilapidated buildings.

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