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20 Reasons Why Working At Summer Camp Is The Best Job You'll Ever Have

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4. "Trying new things" doesn't mean using a new font or trying to make a colour copy on the new machine

11. The camp dance is your version of a networking event

You will do the "Cotton Eyed Joe"/Footloose dance/"Cuban Shuffle" approximately 24151156415611512 times. And you will love it.

14. Your "clients" are pretty cool too

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These campers will look up to you and idolise you. You get to be their hero for the summer. Do not be surprised when they start copying your hair and accent and inundate you with friendship bracelets.

18. You never want to leave your work

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Usually you're skipping out the door as soon as humanly possible. Not this job. You will be a blubbering wreck and you may have to be pulled away kicking and screaming. Fact. Oh, and just you wait until you get "CampSick".

19. Your colleagues are more like your family

You will have an indescribable bond with these people. They will be your best friends for life and it will not matter how many days, weeks, months or years pass since you last seen each other. Your non camp friends will be sick of hearing you starting every sentence with "This one time, at camp..." and Facebook, Skype and Whatsapp will be a necessity for keeping in touch.

20. After work perks

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Luckily, for most working at camp, you'll get to travel after. So you can relax, unwind and reward yourself for a summer of hard work. NYC? LA? New Orleans? Vegas? Road Trip? Take your pick!

It may sound like a cliché, but working as a camp counselor will be the best summer of your life. A summer spent in the sun with memories that will last a lifetime. And not to forget, bragging rights over your friends who stayed at home and worked in a bar all summer. Funky tan lines from flip flops and singlets. Getting paid to play and being a superhero to your campers. More ups than downs, more highs than lows. This will be the summer of #NoRegrets.

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