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I started working at the beginning of summer 2016 as a Senior Sports Instructor at Harlow camp. What I enjoyed most at camp was, the range of different activities was so broad it made making the experience as enjoyable and varied as possible. Working with barracudas has helped me to improve my leadership skills through a hands-on experience. Also this has helped me to gather skills and ideas on how to differentiate any game to get maximum enjoyment for the children. I would definitely recommend Barracudas to anyone, as there really is no job like it. Every day was different and you get paid to have fun with the children at camp! All the staff were fantastic and the facilities are amazing! I can't wait to go back!


James James 2nd November 2016

Roles | Camp Manager

The Camp Manager has the overall responsibility for and management of the whole camp, making sure it is safe for both children and staff, providing a high level of care for the children at camp. It’s very important that the Camp Manager is very motivated, so the team can lead by example. As a Camp Manager you will be responsible for supporting your team and ensuring they understand the camps policies and procedures, helping them to create a fun and exciting season, so not only the children want to return, the staff do too.  

You will also be the deputy nominated designated person on camp for all safeguarding matters, liaising with Central Office designated persons and other authorities to ensure all children and staff are kept safe.

Salary: £440 - £550 per week (dependant on qualifications and experience). 

Requirements: Experience of working with children and knowledge of managing a team whilst co-ordinating projects. You would need to attend senior staff training days.

A day at Barracudas for a Camp Manager:

Your day will start with a site tour, making sure everything is ready and areas are safe for the fun packed day ahead. Early drop off will start at 8am, and it may be that you are in this area, welcoming children to camp and speaking with parents. 

During your day, you may be carrying out staff evaluations with other members of your senior team, speaking to the school site team, leading a staff meeting to communicate with your staff and dealing with any behaviour issues.

You will not be in sessions with the groups, but it is expected that you will be out and about at camp, a face of authority for staff and children and a representative of Barracudas for school staff. No two days will be the same as a Camp Manager, and you will have your Area Manager for support and guidance.

The above is an example of what may be involved in your day as a Camp Manager, and is designed to give you an insight into what the role entails. Your day may be similar to this but not identical and will include a range of other tasks and responsibilities.