I was employed as a counselor at a summer camp for adults with special needs. I did this across Summer 2013 and Summer 2014. The camp was in Virginia, USA. I travelled there unaccompanied to join a team of eleven other international staff who I had not met before. I assisted them with toileting, personal care, feeding, administering medication and monitoring their health needs. The campers had a variety of diagnoses such as; autism, severe learning disability, amputation, severe epilepsy, deaf, blind and non-verbal and every single kind of mental health disability. We assisted our service users during various activities; art and craft, swimming, trips to theme parks and restaurants. Working 16 hour shifts providing hands on care for 4 - 5 severely disabled adults for two summers has shown me how to push myself to new limits and find many different ways of communicating to be better understood. It has given me responsibility for other's lives and how to react in emergency situations alone and with others. Growing up with a profoundly deaf twin doing Total Communication, signing and lip reading and talking, has helped the ways in which I communicate with others too.