In our last counselor interview (which yes, was a while ago!), we heard from Kyle, an American who found his love for camp as an adult, having never been as a kid. This time, it’s over to Layla who has spent 3 summers working at camp in upstate NY. 1. Where did you go to … More Camp Counselor of the Week: Layla
The last few weeks have been completely mad, I’m sure you’ll agree. Nobody knows what’s going on, we’re all on lockdown or ‘stay at home’ orders, trying to stay busy and sane and plan for the future but we don’t know what that looks like or when things will go back to normal. … More What’s Happening with COVID-19 and the J1 Visa?
I remember the first time I drove through the camp gates like it was yesterday. I was nervous but excited for what the summer was about to bring and knew that it was going to be a great few months. But on that sunny afternoon in June 2011, I really could never have predicted the … More When The Dream Becomes A Reality
It’s coming up to that time of year again, it’s almost time for Camp Directors from across the USA & Canada to hop on a plane and fly over to this side of the pond for the annual summer camp recruitment fairs! I love the camp fairs as there are just so many great camps … More Summer Camp Recruitment Fairs
CODE NO LONGER ACTIVE I first went to camp in 2011 through BUNAC and since then have been a huge advocate for their programmes – both Summer Camp USA and Work America. I worked for them on the summer camp programme back in 2016 and recently returned to camp through them for summer 2018, blogging … More Get 10% Off Your Summer in the USA with BUNAC
It’s that time. September is almost over, which means that camp really is finished now for 2018. Everything is packed away, al the staff have left, the leaves have started falling, and I’ll be getting on a train this evening to head to New York for the start of my next adventure. But first, let’s go … More Returning to Camp with BUNAC: What’s Next?
This month has been a whirlwind of activity, with summer camp coming to an end after an incredible 8 weeks, and then moving into our Fall season. I can’t quite believe that the kids are gone, most of the staff are gone, and summer really is over. But let’s go back to the start of … More Returning to Camp with BUNAC: And Just Like That, It’s Over
The other morning, I walked into our morning meeting and our Executive Director was blasting music and handing out donuts to all the supervisors. It took me a second and then I realised…. this is what he does every year at the halfway point of the summer. Halfway?! How had that happened? Every summer I … More Returning to Camp with BUNAC: Ohhhhh, We’re Halfway There
The sun is setting on your time at Summer Camp USA *sob* – don’t remind us. Of course, it’s always emotional saying goodbye to some of the close friends you’ve made at Camp, but try to remember that it’s not all sad. With the end of Camp comes the start of some incredible travels for you … More Q&A with BUNAC: Life After Camp and the Best Travels Ever
Ok, so where did I leave off last month? Our spring staff had just arrived at the end of May, and then camp really started to feel like summer was starting. I spent a day training our staff on the high ropes elements and going through some team building games that they’d be running for … More Returning to Camp with BUNAC: The Kids Are Finally Here!