Before Camp

countdownHow to Survive… Travelling to Camp. 

May 25th, 2017.

The magical day has finally arrived, and it’s time for you to jet off for the BEST summer of your life!

1A Letter to First Time Camp Counselors.

May 5th, 2017.

Hey there all you first timers, this one’s for you.

cabin photoLife in the Cabin

April 11th, 2017.

How to survive eight weeks in a cabin surrounded by CRAZY campers!

IMG_1050How to Survive Staff Training

March 31st, 2017.

The majority of camps begin their summer with a week or so of staff training – and this is where the fun begins…

to do lis.pngPre-Camp To Do List

March 27th, 2017.

After lots of requests, and with the majority of us now in double digits until we jet off to the USA, I share my pre-camp ‘to-do’ list in preparation for the summer.

visa5Completing Your Online Visa Application Form.

March 6th, 2017.

With many peoples visa appointments at the U.S. Embassy fast approaching, and having recently completed the application process myself, I thought I would give you all a few tips on how to survive the dreaded visa  form!

jump8 Reasons You’re Going to Love Summer Camp

February 28th, 2017.

New friends, the campers, travel, days off, the sun, the lake, the opportunity to try new things and the chance to be yourself…

usa-flagKeeping Up With the Kids – Counselor Translator.

February 27th, 2017.

Although in England different terms are often used to describe the same word , our words translated into American have a whole new meaning, or sometimes no meaning at all!

opening-daySummer Camp Packing List.

February 7th, 2017.

The countdown to camp is on! Find out what is on my packing list for summer 2017.

rhode-islandThe A-Z of Summer Camp: Part Two.

January 30th, 2017.

Following on from Part One of the A-Z summer camp glossary, I have created Part Two which includes letters N-Z. Find out what happens during rest hour, how to play Tetherball and what goes down at a camp social.

campfire1The A-Z of Summer Camp: Part One.

December 19th, 2016.

When I first arrived, I had absolutely no idea what ‘Gaga’ was, or exactly what a lake scrub involved. Part One of the glossary includes letters A-M. Read on and be clued up ready for your arrival at camp next summer!

grave12 Things to do Before Camp.

December 6th, 2016.

Summer 2017 is getting closer, here are 12 things you can be doing in the mean time…

1Q&A – USA Summer Camp

November 18th, 2016.

This week sees ‘How to Survive Summer Camp’s’ FIRST ever collaboration with summer
camp agency, USA Summer Camp. Find out more about the company…

wildpacks-logoMy Experience With Wildpacks

November 7th, 2016.

Find out why I chose to go to camp with Wildpacks during my first year, and how I found the experience.

caWhy Choose Camp America?

October 25th, 2016.

Camp America is a HUGELY popular agency choice for many people wanting to go and work at summer camp in the USA.

img_1129How To: A Guide to Completing Summer Camp Applications 

October 8th, 2016

Its time to tackle the online application form. Here is your first opportunity to really sell yourself and stand out from the crowd with a ‘WOW’ profile.

friends.jpg50 Reasons To Go To Summer Camp

October 2nd, 2016.

There are hundreds of great reasons to go and work at a summer camp. Here are my top 50…

get-hiredSurviving Summer Camp Fairs 2016/7.

October 2nd, 2016.

Agencies have already began to recruit for summer 2017. Signing up to a recruitment fair is a great way of getting placed at summer camp…

summer.jpgSummer 2017 Applications Are Open!

September 25th, 2016.

Top tips for applying for camp next summer, including a comparison of what each agency has to offer and the costs involved.