10 Things I Don’t Miss About Summer Camp

Camp is a glorious place. If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you’ll know that I’m a little obsessed and that camp truly is my favourite place is the world. There are a million things that I love and miss about camp when I’m not there but, as with most things, not everything is glorious all the time. I asked around and these are a couple of the things that came up that camp counsellors perhaps don’t miss so much about camp (I’m not going to lie though, finding 10 things that I don’t miss about camp was a bit of a struggle!):

Summer Camp counsellor work
All I do is work…
  1. Having dirty feet all the time. This summer I started wearing crandals (Croc sandals – don’t know them till you’ve tried them) and oh jeez were my feet dirty at the end of each day! It’s quite nice to take my shoes off when I get home and my feet still be the same colour as the rest of my body.
  2. The food. It’s nice to eat whatever I want, when I want. And FISH. As much as I love not having to think about what I’m going to eat at camp, there’s something quite nice about being able to cook and prepare my own food and eat anything I feel like
  3. Only having 24 hours off per week. Ahh, weekends. I love weekends. 2 days off work/school/uni? Glorious.
  4. Being sweaty ALL the time. It’s really nice to be clean and not have that layer of gross, grimy sweat all over me everyday.
  5. The super thin toilet roll. I love Andrex. It’s so soft.
  6. Toilets that constantly require plunging. Flush and walk away.
  7. The lack of full length mirrors. It’s amazing how great it is to be able to see your whole self in a mirror. I haven’t seen a reflection of my legs for months.
  8. The awkward tank/crandle/shorts/bathing suit tan lines. Okay, so mine is still there, but it’s nice to know I won’t have funny lines on my body for ever.
  9. The early mornings and very long days. Not many jobs require you to be working pretty much 24 hours a day! And yes, I’m now back at uni, starting at 8:30 or 9am everyday, but I’m done at 4pm and the rest of my day is my own.
  10. The lack of privacy or ‘me’ time. It’s nice to just be able to sit in my bedroom and watch a few episodes of my favourite TV show, or just chill and listen to music, without any interruptions or demands of my time.
Summer camp early morning
Only at camp will I get up at 5am for sunrise

Even after thinking of all the things I don’t miss about camp though, I can’t help still loving it and wishing I was back there already. Bring on summer 2017!

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