Savannah, GA

The prettiest and most quaint place I've visited in the States so far. Working on a Girl Scout Camp, even more so with my friend who I was travelling with meant it was nothing but an obvious choice to visit the home of Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of Girl Scouts. Obviously we did more … Continue reading Savannah, GA

3rd time was a charm, a 4th wouldn’t harm.

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.

It’s more than just a bit of fun.

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.

Why working at camp is the best job in the world

"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

Girl Scout camp

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

America on a budget

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

Camp gave me confidence

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

How to be an awesome camp counsellor

Now, I'm not saying I'm the best camp counsellor because that would make me sound cocky, and compared to the bunch of talented people I worked with during the summer, I'm not. This is just a little post to give you an insight on how to get the most out of your time as a … Continue reading How to be an awesome camp counsellor

Life at camp

Camp Ledgewood. A girl scout camp situated in Peninsula, Ohio on the boundaries of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. A place that soon became my home away from home. At first, the thought of living in a rustic environment, with little to no time for makeup or nice hair do's scared me, how would I cope? … Continue reading Life at camp