I have decided that a summer working as a camp councellor (or youth leader or whatever they are called) would be really good for my younger brother. I think it would work specifically well for him to work at a camp with kids with physical disabilities.
There seem to be a million and one “visit&work” programs for people to get to work at camps, I wonder is there any one that you would reccommend?
Hi, I was a camper and a counsellor for 9 years at Camp Sloane, YMCA, in Lakeville, CT. This is a co-ed sleep-away camp that has been operating for about 75 years. Sloane has quite a few international staff (many from Britain/Ireland/Australia but also from other countries… Spain, Hong Kong, etc.) so you wouldn’t feel completely the fish out of water.
Counsellors get one day off/week and one nightoff/dayoff a month. There is kid-free time in the evening until curfew at 1am (unless you are on rotating duty to watch over the sleeping kiddies).
Having been both a camper and staff at Sloane I can honestly say it was (and is) a great place. Let me know if you have any questions, they also have a website at:
Entertainment wouldn’t really be his thing I think DMark, this is partially as a way to increase his self confidence, but thanks for the suggestion.
Camp Sloane sounds like something to look into indeed Hello Again, and thanks for the tip
It may seem odd that I am asking about specifically camps for kids with physical handicaps, but I feel that is a situation that would best suit little-bro. Hard to explain why, you kind of have to know him, but I think that “niche” would give him the most, while also giving to the campers. Ideally I was looking for one of these programs that covers travel expenses etc as well, if anyone knows of any.