YOLO. An abbreviated saying I hate, but end up turning to whenever I get an invite back and click that all import 'apply' button, year after year. After numerous direct marketing campaigns, nights of sobbing into Ben & Jerry's whilst watching old footage, and regular contact with some of my best friends - it was … Continue reading 3rd time was a charm, a 4th wouldn’t harm.
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
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
"Before camp, I was the type of person that hated the thought of being away from home, and would suffer with homesickness very easily. How I had the courage to apply for Camp America, I do not know, but I wanted to take part in the programme because I've always loved the USA as a … Continue reading Humans Of Camp America
The thought of living in a rustic environment is often a reason as to why so many people don't select this type of camp, however, by the end of this blog, you should have a full understanding as to why I'd disagree, and what Girl Scout camps are all about! When applying for Camp America, … Continue reading Girl Scout camp
You've got your placement, you're counting down the days until camp, but wondering what on earth you need to pack to last you the whole summer right? I've had multiple requests for this blog post so I know there's people out there nodding their heads right now. The first big question is; Shall I take … Continue reading What to pack for camp!
I travelled America after working on a summer camp: and being a student, this was done on what you could call 'little money', but this blog post is aimed for anyone looking to travel America on the best value for money. First of all, before you travel, make sure you aware of the budget you … Continue reading America on a budget
So, you've heard all my stories about life at camp, but this is a little story about the confidence working at summer camp has given me. Those that know me, would know that before my journey with Camp America, I lacked a huge amount of confidence...I never believed in myself, I'd constantly take a step … Continue reading Camp gave me confidence