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Steve and Kate's Camp Reviews

Updated March 19, 2017
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Pros
  • It's a fun job if you like working with kids (in 9 reviews)

  • Lunch is provided, and the staff are generally friendly (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • As culinary specialist, there were always too many kids and not enough utensils requiring you to get creative (in 2 reviews)

  • Beyond those folks, no one is safe (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Steve and Kate's Camp full-time

    Pros

    I love everything about the job

    Cons

    Everything is good and I love it

    Steve and Kate's Camp Response

    Jan 30, 2017 – Head of Family Experience

    Glad to hear it's been a great experience for you!


  2. "Good place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Steve and Kate's Camp full-time

    Pros

    - Decent pay
    - Interesting co-workers
    - Fun kids

    Cons

    The management could be better

    Steve and Kate's Camp Response

    Mar 20, 2017 – Head of Family Experience

    We're always happy to get feedback on how we can improve our opportunity to staff members. If you'd like to expand upon your feeling that management could be better, feel free to reach out to ... More


  3. "Fun place to work for a few summers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Steve and Kate's Camp full-time

    Pros

    Great kids, lots to do, cool co-workers

    Cons

    Super busy, somewhat over-stimulating environment

    Steve and Kate's Camp Response

    Mar 6, 2017 – Head of Family Experience

    We agree that there are definitely some cool people working here!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Ineffective leadership, Unproductive work environment"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Sausalito, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Sausalito, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Steve and Kate's Camp full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Provides innovative approach to flexible summer childcare, which is in high demand
    - Company provides some ability to work remotely
    - Emphasis on new business ideas

    Cons

    - Lacks strong leadership: ongoing conflict between founders and management, so called "flat" organizational structure means no one to report to when needed
    - Poor benefits: no maternity/paternity, educational stipend or matching 401 K, no bonuses or raises
    - Lacks performance management
    - Ineffective internal systems. Management won't pay for better or hire people who know how to use them

    Steve and Kate's Camp Response

    Mar 6, 2017 – Head of Family Experience

    As a company, we believe that just like the children we work with it's important to always be learning. We take the feedback from our team quite seriously and work as quickly as we can to address ... More


  6. "Camp Counselor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Steve and Kate's Camp full-time

    Pros

    Interesting activities, lots of locations to choose from

    Cons

    Hectic management, unreliable scheduling, tension between staff

    Steve and Kate's Camp Response

    Feb 13, 2017 – Head of Family Experience

    I'm sorry to hear you didn't have a good experience this with us. The comment on scheduling makes me wonder if you were a sub with us, as opposed to a regular full-time staff member. Our regular ... More


  7. "Filmmaker-in-Residence"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with kids
    Making creative things
    Making short films with kids
    Great film equipment provided

    Cons

    Not a lot of day off time
    Summer job only

    Steve and Kate's Camp Response

    Jan 17, 2017 – Head of Family Experience

    So glad to hear you enjoyed working as a FiR with us! It's true that we don't have an opportunity for folks to take the day off much (if at all) during the summer. With most summers being somewhere ... More


  8. "Great people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Regional Director, working with kids, never bored.

    Cons

    Mainly that the summer ended.

    Steve and Kate's Camp Response

    Dec 5, 2016 – Head of Family Experience

    We're always really sad when summer ends too!


  9. "Summer Worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Steve and Kate's Camp part-time

    Pros

    Fun, better than working a retail job! Great if you love working with kids, which is why you should work here, if not you'll find the days long and be unproductive to the team in general. Really get to see how the self directed learning works, which is something that I find amazing as a current college student. Steve and Kate themselves are the nicest people, and if you are lucky they will drop by your site! It is really a unique place to work.

    Cons

    Really depends upon the site you are a working at and the general team. I've worked at the same site for two years, and both years have been drastically different. It all depends upon the director you have and how realistic they are with how camp is run. As a returner a lot more is expected of you with little compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Be less strict with hours. A lot of overtime is expected, and if it is realistically expected to be done, there is going to be overtime.

    Steve and Kate's Camp Response

    Oct 31, 2016 – Head of Family Experience

    Glad to hear you've enjoyed being at camp and seeing the learning that happens. We've definitely heard that the director for each location makes their mark on camp, but in this case it sounds like ... More


  10. "Film In Residence"

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    Former Employee - Film In Residence in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Film In Residence in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Steve and Kate's Camp full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing experience with a very engaging staff.

    Cons

    Demands sometimes go above and beyond the responsibilities on your contract.

    Steve and Kate's Camp Response

    Sep 26, 2016 – Head of Family Experience

    Glad to hear you loved working at camp! We will sometimes ask staff to help in areas not directly related to their role at camp, in order to help a fellow staff member. But we appreciate you ... More


  11. "Counselor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Steve and Kate's Camp full-time

    Pros

    Fun place to work.

    Cons

    It felt under staffed at times.

    Steve and Kate's Camp Response

    Oct 3, 2016 – Head of Family Experience

    Glad you had fun this summer! Our flexible attendance does mean that some days have more kids than others, but in general across our camps we keep an average of a 10:1 ratio.



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