Interview with BUNAC's Camp USA Recruitment Coordinator
Lara, BUNAC's Summer Camp Development Coordinator tells us about why she has spent a whopping six summers at camp, what her highlights were and why she highly recommends applying with BUNAC!
What has been your most memorable Summer Camp USA experience?
Wow! There's a lot. I'd say one of the best memories of working at camp in the USA is from arriving a couple of weeks early to set up camp - before the staff and the campers. I loved watching camp come to life over the weeks as returning staff arrived and new staff members were welcomed. It is such a good feeling knowing that the whole summer lies ahead of us!
Thinking about travels, I would say my most memorable experiences are from travelling with other BUNACers after camp - often on a budget, but always with a smile on our faces! I've been to some great (and some not-so-great) places across the country and wouldn't have been able to do that without BUNAC.
What has been the most valuable lesson learnt whilst working at camp?
To make the most of every situation, get involved and challenge yourself!
Why do you recommend applying to work at camp with BUNAC?
BUNAC is a great organisation - we've all been involved in travelling and want other people to have a great experience. I think this makes a huge difference - sometimes travelling on your own can be a daunting experience, but BUNAC are here to help at every step of your application. From having a question when filling out your application form to changing your flight dates, we understand the position you're in and want to help you out.
What is your favourite thing about working for BUNAC?
For myself - I love BUNAC because we're straight about things - there aren't hidden costs or confusing terms and everyone that works here wants you to have a good time!
Where are your favourite places you've visited in North America?
Hmmmm... Toronto, New Hampshire, Georgia, Washington DC. I would recommended booking a tour of the USA.
BUNAC is one of the leading American summer camp companies offering work and travel opportunities in the USA.