Challenging, but rewarding.
Pros: work with kids, play in the sun all day, and meet amazing people.
Cons: little time off and decent pay.
I am not going to lie, the counseling job at Pine Forest was challenging. In my case I was far away from home and it was my first experience on my own, but the time I spent there was unforgettable and amazing. You become so close with the people who you work with, there was always such a great sense of camaraderie. The kids were amazing. The management was wonderful, you can tell that the management team loved what they did and they worked so hard to make each summer better then the last. The job is definitely not for someone who would consider themselves a couch potato. You are always up and moving, all day and everyday. So, that would have to have been the most challenging part because you are basically running a marathon for three months straight. In the end the pros definitely out way the cons. You make life long friends and I would consider my time there to be a very rewarding experience.