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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.

 

IMG_1274Days off at Summer Camp.

April 29th, 2017.

Days off in the U.S.A > days off in the U.K.

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 lisPre-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.

family13 Things I Miss About Home…

21st March, 2017.

So although I love being at summer camp and consider it my second ‘home’, there are certain things that I miss about being at home England during 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.

English words translated into American often have a whole new meaning, or sometimes no meaning at all!

ben2Relationships at Camp 

February 14th, 2017.

As Olivia Newton-John said back in 1978; ‘summer lovin’, had me a blast’ and boy, she wasn’t wrong! Find out about different types of relationships at summer camp… including mine!

camp-rockSummer Camp vs Camp Rock

February 9th, 2017.

After watching Camp Rock, I decided to list similarities and differences between Camp Rock and real summer camp…

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.

bdayWhy Birthdays are Better at Summer Camp…

January 4th, 2017.

If you are lucky enough to be a summer baby, here are ten reasons why birthdays are 100x better spent at summer camp…

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…

christmas5Christmas at Camp.

December 5th, 2016.

Yes, I know what you are all thinking. Christmas? At a summer camp?? Well, yes you heard it right. Once upon a time, on one magical day at camp…


connecticut-countrysideTop 10 Reasons to go to a Camp in Connecticut.

November 22nd, 2016.

Featuring Lake Compounce, Hammonasset Beach, Mystic Pizza, 92.5 Country FM and MUCH MORE…

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.

dscf1548Roles at Camp: Support Staff

October 30th, 2016.

Support staff are often the backbones of camps, and would really struggle to run without them! Find out about the different types of support staff roles needed at camps…

5Summer Camp: Where Every Day is a Fancy Dress Party.

October 28th, 2016.

Halloween weekend is finally here (YAY!!!). If you also love Halloween and, like me, love ANY excuse to wear fancy dress, its a guarantee that you were born to go to camp.

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.

planePlanning your Post-Camp Travel Plans.

October 23rd, 2016.

Who will you go with? Where will you go? How will you get there? Where to stay? Advice for when the time comes to plan your post-camp travels.

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.

plane.jpgThe Reality of Returning Home from Camp

October 7th, 2016.

Here is the depressing/miserable/gloomy (insert any synonym for sad) reality of returning  home from summer camp…

the-office
If the Office (U.S.) did Summer Camp… 

October 6th, 2016.

 If the Office (U.S.) did summer camp, it would look a little something like this.

13924824_10210573443118419_2975708795153670454_n-1A Day in the Life of a Camp Counselor

October 4th, 2016.

Have you ever wondered what actually happens on a day-to-day basis at a summer camp? Read on to find out more…

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.

line10 Things I Miss About Summer Camp.

September 24th, 2016

So I’m (sadly) back in England, and I am already campsick. Here are 10 things I miss about camp…

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