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"City of Ottawa Skateboard Camps"

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Former Employee - Counselor for Parks and Recreation in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Counselor for Parks and Recreation in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

- Fun job if you enjoy working with children/ enjoy skateboarding (you get to skate pretty much the entire day)
- Essentially being paid to do nothing, counselors would regularly sleep on the job
- Camp style is very laid back, the 'programming' would deteriorate into a constant state of 'free-time' (ie. let the kids do whatever they wanted as long as they aren't destroying things/hurting themselves.) This meaning you don't have to do any programming after the 2nd day.
- Co workers are generally very laid back

Cons

- The kids at skateboard camp are generally the stereotypical brats associated with skateboarding, you WILL hate half of them by the end of the week
- Male orientated environment, there will be a maximum of 1 female counselor every summer, that is if they even bother to hire one
- Will get you no where, do not think that working camp for three years straight will get you farther than that.
- Co workers are generally MORONS. They are sometimes more idiotic than the campers.
- New skatepark coordinator(relative to when I left) is completely incompetent
- After having worked there, you will confidently say you would never place your kids in that camp, or recommend it to any parents.
- Each week, a kid WILL seriously injure themselves. (I'd say due equally to the kid's stupidity, and to the inattentiveness of counselors)

Advice to Management

Hire a skatepark coordinator that can actually do the job. Restructure the camp so that as a counselor, I would actually recommend that parents send there kids there instead of just sticking their kids in their backyard (which would be so much safer)

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