US camps provide OE
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: iep.org.nz 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.