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Interview for Camp Clearpool

PostPosted: 21 May 2014, 11:59
by jadine3661
Hi y'all :)

I applied only a couple of months ago, so pretty late in the whole process. I'm on the RSG option, but I've received a regular interview offer from Camp Clearpool, which I'm so excited about!

Does anybody know how likely it is that you'll get placed, once there is an interview? A few of my friends have had interviews, and were accepted at the end of the interview, but I've also read in the forums that some don't get accepted :(

It's late in the process now, and I'm really anxious to get a place, as everyone is, but this camp looks really perfect for me, as it caters for children with emotional difficulties, and I have a lot of experience in that field.

I was just wondering, since It's quite late, maybe they'd be less likely to say no!

Good luck to everyone :) x

Re: Interview for Camp Clearpool

PostPosted: 21 May 2014, 12:14
by hannah4546
I can only really guess about how likely it is that you'll be placed, but at this stage I would think you would be fairly likely to get a place as long as they think you would be a good fit for their camp. If you've had a lot of experience working with children with emotional difficulties I'd say your chances would be pretty good but there's obviously no real way of knowing.

I had my interview in the evening and woke up to an email offering me a position, so don't worry if they don't tell you one way or the other at the end of the interview.

Good luck in the interview - the camp sounds like a great fit for you :)

Re: Interview for Camp Clearpool

PostPosted: 21 May 2014, 12:33
by jadine3661
Thanks for replying, Congrats on your placement!

That's really reassuring, thanks. I really really want to get this one. Do you have any tips for the interview? :)

Re: Interview for Camp Clearpool

PostPosted: 21 May 2014, 13:02
by charlotte8644

Good luck!

Id be prepared for scenario questions like: What would you do if a camper was being bullied,left out, homesick etc,

Talk about your skills and example of activities you could do,

Why you want to work at their camp,

What you can bring to their camp,

You experience in child care,

and then really just the generic interview questions!


Re: Interview for Camp Clearpool

PostPosted: 21 May 2014, 14:31
by kerrie-louise2877
Hey, I'm at green chimneys which is where you have the interview for but I'm at the school rather than camp. I got placed at a recruitment fair in January and my interview consisted of asking what experience I had with special needs children, what I would do if I saw children bullying another child and how I would overcome my own personal issues such as feeling homesick. That was it but like I said that was for the school (it's so confusing haha) I have heard people from the camp say that their interview consisted of singing a song so prepare one, and creating an activity. That's all the information I can remember really so I hope that somewhat helps. Good luck :)

Re: Interview for Camp Clearpool

PostPosted: 21 May 2014, 15:58
by hannah4546
Yeah, scenario questions and questions about how you would cope with things like homesickness, camp rules (curfew, no drinking or smoking etc.) and camp life (coping with long, active days, keeping your energy up all summer, putting campers needs before your needs)

Show them you've done a bit of research and you know what the camp is about, and be prepared to tell them what you think you'd bring to the camp/role you're being interviewed for.

I was also asked if there was anything I wanted to learn more about or get involved in at camp.

Re: Interview for Camp Clearpool

PostPosted: 21 May 2014, 20:11
by jadine3661

Thanks everyone :)

I've had a lot of special needs and childcare experience, so I should be okay with that, but I'll have to stand out from the crowd somehow as well..

Wow, a song. A song for children? or a song about camp?.. I suppose I can do that hehe. And an activity, that sounds easy enough. Thanks for the heads up!

Re: Interview for Camp Clearpool

PostPosted: 26 May 2014, 20:12
by Caireen6870
Fingers crossed? when's your interview with Francine? (I assume you will get)

The song or story is a big one, they like to catch everyone off guard with it. Plus the part you are going for is called E.S.Y (extended school year) its based on a mainstream camp, but you guys get to do some really cool stuff.

Let us know if your in or not :D