Nothing annoys me more than people making negative comments about employment at camp. "It's not really work is it" and "when are you going to get a real job?" are words I hear far too often. I know people don't mean it in a bad way, but it irritates me. Call me an over reacter, but … Continue reading It’s more than just a bit of fun.
3 years ago I was filling out an application for a summer job. A summer job that would take me thousands of miles away from home, throw me into the great outdoors, and make me responsible for hundreds of other people's children. Little did I know, this 'summer job' would still be taking place 3 … Continue reading A thank you letter to my summer camp.
"What is so special and valuable about working on a summer camp?" "It's just a job for fun" "From the outside looking in, you can't understand it. From the inside looking out, you can't explain it." This is the best quote to describe camp life. Yes, outsiders can be in awe of our mass of … Continue reading Why working at camp is the best job in the world
I think it's fair to say that everybody dreams of travelling. Whether that be going somewhere they've been before; one that has had a lasting effect on them, or consistently getting the urge to visit new destinations. For me, the USA is my destination of choice, and each year, I look to visit a new … Continue reading The simple joys of travelling
and I don't just mean Christmas. Want to do Camp America this summer like I did? Get your summer sorted in a single day at the Camp America Recruitment Fairs in January! This blog should answer all your questions about the fairs! What are recruitment fairs? Camp America recruitment fairs are an annual event that … Continue reading It’s the most wonderful time of the year
I hopped off the plane at LAX...well, no, I didn't. I hopped off the megabus, but lets not go there. LA, known for its entertainment industry, beautiful beaches and sunny climate, was one of my favourite destinations visited on my trip. It was definitely all it's made out to be! We didn't get into LA, … Continue reading Los Angeles, CA
I don't think any words, or pictures, could ever describe just how breathtaking the views of the Grand Canyon actually are. In order to enjoy these views, we did have to set out early, and undergo a journey of about 6 hours there, and back, but it was 100% worth it, and we had pretty … Continue reading Grand Canyon, AZ
"Bright lights and the big city"...ok, I'm pretty sure that song was written with New York in mind, but the bright lights part? that definitely applies to Vegas! I don't think I could ever express how much I loved the trip to Vegas. It surprised me. I went thinking I wouldn't enjoy it; the extortionate … Continue reading Las Vegas, NV
The golden city...that's not so golden. A bit like a 'praise sandwich', I'm going to start with the negative, then bring in the positives...sorry San Fran. I think it was solely down to the area of the accommodation, however, I didn't really enjoy my visit to San Francisco, or at least, not compared to the … Continue reading San Francisco, CA
The Windy City...my favourite city in the US (so far). There's more to Chicago than the pizza, but whilst we're on the topic, let's talk about how good it actually is! Here in the U.K., we can indulge in 'Chicago town pizzas', and yes, they are good, but nothing could actually prepare you for the … Continue reading Chicago, IL