The job fairs are the biggest event in the summer camp calendar, so thought we’d give you the rundown when it comes to all things facts and stats for Camp Leaders.
Check out our infographic to learn more about us and why going to a job fair is the best decision you’ll ever make.
The job fairs explained
This year's theme for the 2018 job fairs is the iconic New York subway.
The NYC transit system is the longest in the world, has the most lines and carries a whopping 1.65 billion people around NYC every single year.
The fairs are your chance to get hired on the spot. You’ll be able to go to the different camp stations, meet real camp directors and walk away knowing that you’re next stop is the USA.
Since 2012, we’ve sent a massive 35,000+ people to summer camp.
Last year alone, we sent over 7000 people to summer camp and the fairs really kick off the season. Securing your placement in January is a great feeling. Not only will you have your summer sorted but getting placed early on gives you more time to relax, to plan your packing and your post camp travels.
We host a massive 50+ fairs worldwide every year. That’s a lot of opportunities to get hired on the spot.
The UK fairs are kicking off this Thursday 18th in Glasgow, we’ll then be touring the UK for the next 2 weeks to give you as many options as possible for where we’ll be seeing you.
This year’s UK camp fair dates
Glasgow - Thursday 18th Jan
Where: The Hilton Hotel, 1 William St, Glasgow G3 8HT
Dublin - Saturday 20th Jan
Where: Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin 4
Manchester - Sunday 21st Jan
Where: Manchester Central Convention Complex Ltd, Petersfield, M2 3GX
London - Saturday 27th Jan
Where: Hilton Metropole (Near Paddington), 225 Edgware Rd, London W2 1JU
Cardiff - Sunday 28th Jan
Where: Cardiff City Hall, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3ND
Liverpool - Sunday 28th Jan
Where: Holiday Inn, City Centre, Lime Street, Liverpool, L1 1NQ
How to find out which camps are going
You can find out which camps are going to which fair here -
In each of our downloadable guides you’ll find tips and hints for the day and a complete list of camps.
We’ll have 136 directors touring with us over the course of the fairs.
The camps have been colour coded based on what they are hiring for, so you’ll be able to use the guides to do your research and know who you’re going to speak to on the day.
We will also have them with us on the day, to keep you on the right track.
The key code and how to use it
The camps have all been colour coded to give you all the info you’ll need on the day.
The best way to use it is to think about what you’d like to do this summer and the skills you have on your application.
If you’d like to be a lifeguard or on the waterfront - then look to the blue water symbols.You’ll be able to see which camps are hiring for waterfront and if they then have any age restrictions or specifics.
Keep your mind open and speak to as many camps as possible, when researching have at least 5 in mind which you think would be interesting to have a chat with and to see what they are like in person. The average person will speak to 12 camps on the day, so your second choice on paper might be your first choice on the day.
“Do your research before the fairs, who is going, look at their website, make a game plan. I had a list of camps I was speaking to in order of who I was going to first”
Abbie Morgan - Placed at Camp Chi 2015
The fairs are worth the travel
On average, Camp Directors will fly a massive 10,595 miles to meet you in person on the day.
We’d recommend booking your travel in advance to make sure you get the best deals on the day - especially if you’re, like our Directors, travelling far too.
Going to a Camp Leader’s job fair is the best decision you’ll ever make.
Summer may seem far away, but it will be here before you know it!
The job fairs give you more control over where you’ll be this summer. You can pick your ideal camp and speak with them in person.
We’re going to have every type of camp at the fair. From the traditional camps to YMCA camps, Christian camps, Girl Scout camps, Jewish camps, inspiring special needs camps… just to name a few. There’s a role for everyone and this is the event to find out yours, in person, on the day.
We also send people to every single state in the US, inc Alaska and Hawaii. So have fun and speak to camps from all around the US.
This is your chance to get hired on the spot.
So make sure you’ve got it booked in the diary, that you’ve added it to your events page on your profile and we’ll see you there.