11am So I’ve been at camp for exactly a month and I can’t believe it’s gone so quickly! It’s insane that I’m already a quarter into my time here this summer…can’t it just slow down and last longer?! Anyway. Had the morning off today. We were off last night and it was fab… went to … More Day 33. June 27th ’15: The Kids Are Coming Tomorrow!
A month ago I wrote about some great questions that will help you get to know your campers and break the ice when you first meet them. That was just the beginning… there are so many things you should know about your campers it can feel a little overwhelming at times. So to start you … More 30 Things You Should Know About Your Campers
What happens when you put 100 or so young people together for a prolonged period of time? Well, a lot of drama, that’s what. And summer camp is no exception. Obviously you are there to do your job and make the summer amazing for the kids you are looking after, but there’s a whole other … More Relationships At Camp
You’ll learn pretty quickly at summer camp that friendship bracelets are AWESOME. Whether you’re already a pro (in which case you’re going be massively popular at camp), or have never even picked up a peice of string before, friendship bracelets are going to be a big part of your life at summer camp – it … More How To Make Friendship Bracelets
I’m assuming that you’re going to camp by yourself and you don’t already know anyone there, in which case the whole thing can seem pretty scary… throwing yourself into any situation where you don’t know a single person is always a challenge, but add to that that you’re in a brand new country too and … More Top Tips For Making Friends At Summer Camp
I remember back in 2011, before my first summer at camp, I was just purely excited about what was to come until about a week before my departure date, when all of a sudden I got really nervous and had so many questions about my camp and what I would be doing all summer. For … More 6 Ways To Settle The Nerves Before Camp
Okay, so I know we missed a week with this series, but did you read Charly’s interview 2 weeks ago? This week it’s time to hear from Shea, a long time camper and counselor. And if you’d like to get involved and answer some questions about your own summer camp experience, just get in touch, … More Camp Counselor Of The Week: Shea Donovan
Some of you may be at camp already… if so, I hope it’s fantastic and amazing and everything you’d hoped it would be. I’d love to hear how you guys are getting on in your first few weeks at camp (just leave me a comment below, or get in touch on Facebook or Twitter)! For … More Those Final Questions Answered
If you’ve been reading this blog for a while (especially the diary entries), you’ll know that there’s a fair amount of mischief you can get up to at camp without getting into too much trouble. But there are of course some things that will be grounds for immediate dismissal from camp. It is just like … More What If I Don’t Like Camp Or I Get Fired?
At most camps, you’re aren’t allowed to use your phones at all when you’re around the kids, but you can use them when you’re off duty on your own time. However, you’re going to actually need a phone that works in order to use it, right? You DO NOT want to use your current contract … More Phone Plans & Mobile Phone Options For The USA!