05 March 2013

Ultimate Guide to Summer Oppertunities for Teens

There are endless activities that a teenager can indulge in during the summer holidays but some offer an opportunity to learn and understand about new things. Summer programs for high school students present a chance to get practical exposure to the various fields that exist in the real world. It helps to shape a realistic assessment of their capabilities, interests as well as analyze their strengths and weaknesses in terms of the real world.

Jobs for teenagers are easily available in the summers when various industries like hospitality, summer camps, beaches, outdoor jobs, sport activities, retail and many others have an increased demand for staff. One can opt for positions as camp counselors, instructors, coordinators, food service, front desk and so on. Teenagers get to earn some money or even save up for college. Good summer jobs also add to your resume giving you an edge over others. However, the right choice of summer job is important. The summer job that you finally select should have at least some relation to your career plans. This vital work experience in your teens can be a good start. 

Camp Counselor

A job as a camp counselor can be a great option for teenagers who like to be with kids and are very active themselves. Summer camps revolve around planned activities and it is the camp counselor’s job to ensure that there are no disruptions. One learns leadership qualities and better interpersonal skills. One may often be called upon to resolve conflicts and all these qualities learnt here can be of much use later in life.

Golf Caddy

If you love the outdoors, then working as a golf caddy during the summer would be a good opportunity. If you have some working knowledge of the game as well as the stamina to carry a bag full of clubs for a stretch of time, then you can get enough money to spend and to save up for future expenses.

Retail Work

Retail encompasses different kinds of jobs for teenagers’ right from inventory, demonstrating products, managing cash counters, giving out samples, putting up stock on shelves, customer service and so on. One should be sociable and comfortable in working with the public for jobs in the retail sector.

Food Service

Here again you need to have an affable nature along with the ability to work hard. Working in food service requires a spirit of cooperation and to follow instructions diligently. One can work as waiters, cooks, hosts, busboys, handle cash counter and so on.


This particular job is meant only for those people who have a lot of patience and love handling children. Taking care of young children is a big responsibility and may be done by those who wish to make a career in teaching, social work and so on. Often working parents need a nanny to stay with the children during summer holidays.


If you intend to work in the hospitality sector, housekeeping jobs can give you good exposure to the work involved. Normally, there are lots of opportunities in the tourism sector for teenagers during summer due to the increase in business.


Working as an intern in a field that you intend to take up later as a career can be a good way to learn the ropes. This practical experience helps you to understand the demands of that field better and looks better in your resume too.


If you have an interest in teaching, then working as a tutor can help you earn during the summers. There are endless opportunities in this field especially if you have in depth knowledge of your subject.


If you love the outdoors and don’t mind getting dirty then landscaping offers lots of opportunities for enthusiastic nature lovers. Lawn care is great way to earn some cash during summers.

Summer Tech Camps

Techsummer camps for teens teach the basics of the current technological advances that have become an essential part of our daily lives. It provides the ideal atmosphere for learning basic life skills like working in teams, cooperation, problem solving, practical application of knowledge and others. Overnight summer camps foster greater independence in a supervised atmosphere.

Tech summer camps, offer a unique opportunity for teenagers to learn the STEM subjects, that is, science, technology, engineering, math in the digital sense. Teenagers deal with things like iPhone applications, robotics, web designing, create new games rather than simply playing video games. Programming academy offers an insight into programming basics. Visual arts deal with things like animation, filmmaking and so on.

In short, teenagers can gain a lot by occupying themselves productively through the summer, both, in terms of money as well as experience.

Author Bio

Jimmy Sorensen presents an array of summer job options for teens that can help them earn money, learn something new and add to their CV. The writer advises students to take advantage of summer camps for teens if they are interest in being camp counselors. For more information on jobs for teenagers, visit iDTech.


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