From the 6th of June to the 24th of August I was working in Brant Lake Camp as a kitchen staff. Brant Lake Camp is located in New York's Adirondack State Park about four hours driving time north of New York City. Brant Lake Camp is located on a 6-mile long, crystal clear lake, nested in New York's scenic Adirondack Mountains. The well groomed campus has been carefully and naturally landscaped as well as terraced to ensure that the first-class sports facilities not only enhance the program for which they were designed, but also contribute to the scenic beauty of the campus.First Class Sports Facilities include: 15 tennis courts (11 clay plus 4 all-weather), 8 basketball courts with glass backboards.
[...] Indeed, most of the family which send their kids there are more or less wealthy so it is quick to advise other family to send their kids, etc The other way is the communication with high schools and junior high schools, and Internet. For information I give you the 2007 fees: Tuition: 8825 $ Transportation: 175 $ Seniors Trip Allowance: 450 $ Given that it is a boy camp, and in family there are brother and sister, another camp was built not far from Brant Lake Camp, called “Point O' Pines” which is a girl camp which receives the sisters of the Brant Lake Camp boys or other girls. There is also a dance centre in Brant lake Camp only for girls. [...]
[...] I got an international work experience, and I learnt a lot: this is the most important for me My proposals to make the commercial policy better I think that in every company the relationships between employees each other or with employers must be clear and honest. Nevertheless I had the feeling that people were not considered as equal according the country they were from and it is a pity knowing that it should be an international exchange between employees. Some people were very disappointed and upset when they realized that their colleagues got more money for the same job. [...]
[...] That is it for the camp.” Nevertheless during the camp the commercial function is not done. Indeed, everything is made to make kids feel good from the food to the activities. Something very smart is made also: the belonging feeling which is maintaining by different ways. First of all, competition is organized between each camp of the area. Then, Green and Gray: A highlight of the summer at Brant Lake Camp is our traditional ‘Green and Gray', a four consecutive day competition that all campers and most of our counselors take part in. [...]
[...] Unique to Brant Lake Camp, and a tradition dating back to 1917, is the concept that once a new camper is chosen in our special opening ceremony, he will always be that color for the rest of his life. Hence “once Green always Green and once Gray always Gray.” This kind of event creates some belonging feeling which is traduced by surpassing oneself and also it is materialized by the fact that a Gray wants to show he is Gray and a Green is Green. [...]
[...] Director - Bob Gersten has been at Brant Lake for more than 70 summers. Executive Director - Richard Gersten “counselor” Director - Karen Gerstenzang Meltzer “Administration” Director - Dave Cramoy “Support staff” And all the key staff (more than 30 Key Staff members)mostly comprised of teachers and coaches which are above the “counselors” and the “support staff” knowing that most of people are very old in the camp, I mean that they are people of experience coming for or 70 years! [...]
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