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I have worked at barracudas for five years now and have moved up roles from being a lifeguard to group coordinator to early years manager. Barracudas is just good fun, you get to work with great, like-minded people and help children have an exciting day. Also, I do like that there's opportunities to grow in the roles on camp. I started when I was 17 and I had developed my skills and this has been recognised by management, giving me the opportunity to progress. Working at barracudas has given me great experience and helped me so much while I was training to be a primary school teacher and once I had qualified. You learn so much from other staff across camp, that you become an expert in creating exciting and fun activities. At times I have been inspired. I would recommend barracudas to anyone with/wanting experience with children and who is willing to work hard. The people that work the hardest get the most out of the experience. It genuinely is a fun job and you meet really good friends.

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Chloe Chloe 2nd November 2016
Cambridge

Roles | Multi Activity Instructor

As a Multi Activity Instructor, you will be leading archery and motorsports activities to children on camp. You will be expected to lead fun and engaging sessions, whilst ensuring that safety is paramount at all times. You will be able to deliver two of our specialist activities, lead the Motor Mania skills builder course, and benefit from an instructor role wage. 

Age of children:  4.5 years – 14 years

Salary: £290 - £370 per week (dependant on age, qualifications and experience). 

Hours: 8.30am-5pm or 9am-5.30pm. The first Monday morning of camp will start at 7.45am for all staff and will be paid to you accordingly at the end of the season. There after you may be requested by your Camp Manger to start at 7:45am as required, this will be paid to you accordingly.

Requirements: Full Barracudas in-house multi activity training will be provided to you free of charge. You must complete this to be able to fulfil your contract. 

If you are a new staff member you will be required to attend an Assessment Day. This day will contain a mixture of practical and theory based workshops.

A DBS check is required for every memeber of staff who works for Barracudas.

A day at Barracudas for a Multi Activity Instructor:

Ahead of camp, you can read up on session ideas in our Specialist Instructor manual that you will have access to. This will give you ideas to base your sessions on, and allow you to use the knowledge you gained through your training. 

When you arrive at camp for your shift, you may be a runner, taking children from the registration point to a designated area on camp where an all camp activity may be taking place, or to the child’s base room where they will join the rest of their group. You may be involved in one of these activities, getting the children active from the moment they arrive at camp ready for their fun day ahead.

Once you have completed your safety checks, your day as a MA instructor can begin. Sessions 1 and 2 are archery with the Swordfish and Sharks, ages 8, 9 and 10. Introducing them to safety precautions, leading an upper body warm up and demonstrating to them how to use the bow to begin with, then introducing games such as highest scorer or putting a blown up balloon on the target for them to aim at. 

Session 3 is with the 7 year old Stingrays doing motorsports. Again, introducing the children to safety precautions, letting them walk the course and look at the vehicles, and demonstrating how to use them. Once they are familiar with the vehicles, you could introduce a driving test, or add some cones in the track for them to use as obstacles. 

Session 4 you might be leading the Motor Mania skills builder, whereas sessions 5 and 6 you may be joining a group of children and leading and helping with other activities such as code cracker, mini Olympics and capture the flag to name a few!

The end of the day is approaching, and the main timetable of activities has finished. You will then act as a runner again, collecting children from their base room when their parents and carers arrive at the collection point, sending them home tired from all the fun, excited to return to camp tomorrow!

 

The above is an example of what may be involved in your day as a Multi Activity Instructor, 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.