US camps pro­vide OE

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A lot of folk spend their sum­mer camp­ing but have you con­sid­ered hav­ing your OE at the same time?

Sum­mer Camp USA matches ap­pli­cants’ per­son­al­i­ties and in­ter­ests with suit­able camps in Amer­ica.

‘‘As an or­gan­i­sa­tion we visit the camps each sum­mer and our re­cruits al­ways tell us how val­ued and sup­ported they feel to have us come and visit them. They know that there is al­ways some­one look­ing out for their in­ter­ests ev­ery step of the way,’’ says Bex Gilchrist, di­rec­tor of IEP which runs Sum­mer Camp USA.

‘‘These tours are awe­some,’’ she says. ‘‘Our campers of­ten use up the ex­tra 30-day stay tak­ing a Trek Amer­ica tour and meet­ing new friends – they also usu­ally end up with lots of places around the world to stay af­ter meet­ing new peo­ple at the camps.’’

Sum­mer Camp USA have part­nered with a va­ri­ety of camps across Amer­ica who pro­vide a di­verse range of ac­tiv­i­ties for campers. Choose from sports like swim­ming, kayak­ing, wa­ter­ski­ing, ten­nis or gym­nas­tics right through to ad­ven­ture ac­tiv­i­ties such as rock climb­ing, mountainbiking, ab­seil­ing and archery, as well as ac­tiv­i­ties such as jew­ellery mak­ing, ce­ram­ics and cir­cus arts, based in cities all over the US.

‘‘Our campers find new skills they never knew they had, as well as de­vel­op­ing skills for work later on. Sum­mer Camp USA is also a great thing to have on your CV and the lead­er­ship skills learnt will help in ev­ery area of life,’’ says Ms Gilchrist.

IEP has more than 40 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence in plac­ing thou­sands of peo­ple at camps in Amer­ica and pro­vide per­sonal sup­port to en­sure peo­ple are placed at the most suit­able camp, she says.

An IEP rep­re­sen­ta­tive will be in Welling­ton on Fe­bru­ary 13 for in­ter­views. Visit: for more in­for­ma­tion.

Help­ing hand: Amer­i­can sum­mer camps need as­sis­tance for a range

of ac­tiv­i­ties and pur­suits, from swim­ming and kayak­ing through to

moun­tain climb­ing and bik­ing.

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