Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina, South Carolina
Well, its about that time where I should be screaming my head off from excitement!
This time tomorrow ill be on a plane on my way to America, I cannot fricking waitttt, Its finally happening, after many many months of waiting for a placement and filling out numerous amounts of paperwork I'm finally gonna be on my way to South Carolina.
I applied back in August, so to be able to say tomorrow is the big day I cannot stop smiling.
Im so glad to have exams out of the way...started getting grades back and its all looking good!!
Gonna miss a few people, my bf in particular.
Muchas excited about the friends I'll be meeting, and girls...cannot wait to see ya at the airport!
I know my summer is gonna be AMAZING!!
100% will keep my blog updated with all my goings on while in America....I hope everyone placed has an amazing summer also... and anyone on RSG, good luck to you!!!!!
Everyone must hate Exams right???!
I know I do, it's nice to be able to say by Friday afternoon I will have finished uni for good, but Oh god, im very nervous today, got my first exam at 2.15 and kinda scared that im not gonna be able to answer the questions!
Pray for mee!
Well hello there... Chums
I has been a very long time since my last blog...im sure you was all thinkin I was away working extra hard!
HAHA, silly assumption
Anyway, a little update...I got my flight times and am happy to report I will be leaving on a Jet Plane on 28th May, flight is at 12 so check in from 9.....all good stuff considering I'll be stayin with my bf at his uncles house the night b4- and he lives like 15 mins drive from Heathrow.
So, since my last blog I paid off the remaining balance for Camp America, thought eveything was all good, but then came the Embassy appointment, and with that the fees, that was def a credit card job for me!
all I can say is roll on student loan - I need you!!
So, my Embassy appointment went very smoothly....Well, pretty much, I kinda messed up and totally forgot I had my ipod in my bag, so when they scanned my bag through I got a little tellin off for forgetting I had it in my bag!
Oh well, that aside everything went great, went in 30 mins b4 my appointment, and was out 30 mins later at 13.00.
I expected lots of people to be inside and expected the hustle and bustle. WRONG!
It was so quiet and at an estimate there were about 15 other people inside the building with me waitin to be seen.
A week later I got my passport and my camp america t shirt, good fit too, So am pretty happy about that.
My dad was kind enough to give me money so I bought a Huge backpack which fits 70 litres in it! packed a few 'summer clothes' in it tonight and I'm kinda hoping I have enough space since over half has been taken from tops alone. Whoops!
I'd like to take lots of spendin money for after camp, I have my Caxton Fx card and plan on toppin it up nicely at the end of this month, plus I managed to convince myself to do a bit of overtime, so that plus my work bonus will 100% come in handy!!
I have really been tryin to get into shape, I tell ya, Easter doesn't help!!
I wanna start swimming, get the stamina up for Camp, will be a good idea as I want to be able to keep up the same levels of energy as the kids do.
I look forward to flyin with my fellow counsellors, (Becci, I plan on sitting with ya on the plane!) to Girl Scouts of Eastern Carolina.
Anywhoo, I'm sure I wanted to write more..but for the life of me I can't remember what I was gonna say!?!?
Adios for now,
God I hate it when you write a big blog and it deletes on ya! Does not put me in the mood to rewrite it out!!!
my money will be really low in the next few weeks, found out you have to pay your full Camp America balance off 30 days after being placed...is this really true??
WHOA! still got like £270 to pay off!!
But anywhoo, went to the doctors on Wednesday to get my medical form filled out, when I booked my appointment I was told I'd be charged £25 for it, was like, "Whoa. just to fill out a little form" But after readin someone's blog and heard they had to pay £50, I was not complaining!
Was in the doctors prob about an hour as they had some problems with accesing my files, when this was eventually resolved the doctor filled out my Camp America form, and the one specially for my Camp.
He then did a few routine checks on me and sent me on my way.
Thought I was rather lucky as I was able to leave the doctors with the forms filled out the same day. I've read that some of you haven't been as lucky.
God ol' Uni Doctors!
Am looking forward to Valentines Day tomorrow, that'll be nice to have a loving day with the Bf!
Well, just thought I'd give ya guys a little update as to whats going on in my world, thats all for now,
Well, as from my previous blog you'll know I've been placed and am off to South Carolina.
Checked my CAD today and am happy to report that my status has changed already
It's really all happening, and I will be flying off at the end of May. I'm very excited, but I've realised just how much I'm gonna miss my boyfriend, He means everything to me and as we live together the change is gonna be such a shock to me.
We live in each other's pockets so will be so strange to say goodbye at the airport.
I know Camp America is once in a lifetime, and am over the moon to be able to do it this year -it'll be a great way to end uni!!
(I wanted to do CA last year but had other commitments -a Holiday to Mexico!!)
I finish at camp at around the 1st August, so plan to travel afterwards.....Let the adventure begin...........
What's going on here then???
Thats a Very good question
I had a very long day due to the recruitment fair on Sat, Woke up at 6.30 and was in London at about 9.15!
Got chatting to a few guys and girls in the queue, and after what seemed like FOREVER it was time to go inside!
(I was freezing cold, Especially my feet - it felt like my little toes had detached themselves from my feet!)
It felt good to get inside and "defrost" my feet, and finally the nerves kicked in but I went to find my First choice Camp, Danbee, well I was outta luck with them as I was only applying for general counsellor and they wanted specialists.
better luck next time I thought...as I strolled off to my other choices to see that they were Not after general counsellors.
Then came Girls Scouts of Eastern South Carolina.............and YIPEEE! I was placed!!
I'll be trainedd as a lifeguard, but will also have general counsellor duties, as well as driving from one camp location to the other with the kids and camping etc etc.
Cannot wait to get out there!!
CA Recruitment Fair was a success!!
No tittle -I thought I'd write a little blog just to update my fellow CA friends. So, I'm another year older now, which means another year wiser?? Hmm, not so sure about the last one.
Anyhoo, I had two exams today, which means just one tomorrow and I'm EXAM FREE!!! Yayyyy!! (thats until may anyway)
All this note taking for my exams is given me a blister on the tip of my finger...I hope all this revision will be worth it in the end and it shows with my results. I know I'd get an A* for being a Camp America Addict - and that would be without studying, Haha.
So, I didnt recieve a birthday present from Camp America - a secured place at camp -so it'll be a trip to London for me -which is all good, I'm excited and nervous for it at the same time (If thats even possible?)
I haven't been able to complete my list of Camps due to revision taking over my life, but a few have caught my eye, Camp Danbee, Camp Blue Ridge, Camp Kennolyn, shame about Tioga only being at Manchester.
Well...not really sure what else to say - which my mum would tell you is unusal!
Bye for now,
P.s - Its So frustrating when you type out a blog and before you sent it, it disappears...Grrr!
So, I havent blogged in a while, but after checking my uni homepage I thought I would. Not much seems to be going on with Camp America, still no placement but like I said in previous blogs I will be going to the London Recruitment fair.
At this present moment in time I have my availability date as of 31st May. Nice and early I thought. As my exams finish by 21st May - however after checking the exam dates I've found that the Retake exams don't start until Monday 28th June until Friday 9th July 2010, which really puts a spanner in the works for me. I'm not trying to think negative but if I have ANY retakes I'm gonna have to decline any placement that I may have been offered which is really gonna suck.
I cannot believe uni have the retake exams So late this year. It's so stupid
I have to work the hardest I possibly can for the May exams. I think I'd be more upset not being able to do Camp America, then if I was to fail my exams. Guess that gives you an idea of how much I want to do this.
Damn you Uni!!
Sorry guys, Rant Over.
So, as you can tell from my tittle I'm unhappy....which is unusual for me at this time of year! I love Christmas and was really looking forward to it..even all the travelling I was gonna have to do.
But last night my car dies on me- was really scarey, I could smell burning from the bonnet, my engine was almost cutting out and the scarey bit was when I took my car keys out....for 10 seconds the engine stayed on!! This has really made me sad coz now I won't be able to see my bf on Christmas day.
I was told a little while ago that when things are going bad (or your having a bad day)....that's when things turn around and start to get better, (Thanks James2085)
Well I'll be prayin that I get placed in the next few days....that would def make things a little better for me.
I'm sure you all are excited about Christmas, and I hope you each have a lovely day with your friends and family.
SANTA: if ur reading this...all I want is a working car.
POTENTIAL CAMPS: I'd love to come and work for you!!
MERRY CHRISTMAS GUYS!!
So, It's 4 weeks today that my application has been circulating, and after checking my CAD status and my hotmail, I have no early xmas pressies of a placement for the summer.
Of course I know there is still plenty of time.
I've calmed down alot now..I don't check my status obsessively anymore, prehaps two times every day. I did have uni work to occupy myself...but thats over and out of the way. I finish uni 2morrow until next year..crazy! However my xmas holiday will be filled with lots of revision for my exmas in Jan...Doesn't everyone Love having exams round their Birthday!! (Sucks)
Anyway....Me and my bf have had many talks and if Im not lucky enough to be placed we plan to go away for a lovely holiday...so regardless of being placed I know I'll have a lovely summer!
Would love the chance to work in the USA of course!!
I've been speaking to my friend from uni that has also applied for Camp America this year, if neither of us are placed we will be coming to London together....Extra Early me thinks!!
I'm already planning on getting someone from work to cover my shift as I usually work Sat's - Cheeky
That's all for now, hope your all well,
so, it'll b three weeks tomorrow that my application has been circulating. Still heard nothing, no reply from the camp I emailed.... never mind. Would have been good going there, but hey, guess I just need to think positive that I will be placed...eventually. However it does make me think that maybe im not Camp America materials/stardards....I hope this isn't the case anyway.
So...should really be doing my uni work as it is my day off...but instead I'm bloggin, and waiting for my friends to get to the station so I can pick them up. I guess going out 2night will take my mind off Camp America- that'll be Good Times!!!
Shame my bf can't come 2nite, due 2 work.
As my for English essay, well I've finally made a start to it, 800 words down, now only another 1200 to go! I wouldn't be too bothered except its due Monday and is worth 50% of my mark! 50%!!!!
I know I shouldn't be negative, but I'll be going to the recruiment fair in Jan, coz I doubt I'll be placed before xmas... But if any Camps are reading this............the best xmas pressie would be to be placed!! (Wink Wink) lol
I don't s'pose anyone know's what camps will be attend the recruitment fair?? I did ask on the Camp America group on fb but no reply. (I can only guess this is coz nobody knows?)
The othe day I emailed Camp America to ask if they would make a few changes to my application, they told me they have...but when I click to access my form it's the same as I always remember it- bit confusing rele Any light shed on why this happens would be gr8!
Anyway, better get ready for when that text comes to pick my friends up,
So I guess you can tell from the tittle that I'm still waiting to be placed..........SAD TIMES!
I emailed Camp America today because after lookin at my application form, there were a few things that I felt I needed to change. Am getting better with the whole excitement of Camp America- however I've been able to control it a little, yesterday I didn't check my status until about 6pm. Was pretty impressed with myself!
I think I'm starting to realise that, Yes, I want to go to America and have a fabulous summer....but right now I have more things to worry about - like this English essay I need to do on Cognitive Development....Fun I hear you say. defiently not I say ! Especially as I haven't begun it, and it's due in less then two weeks!
Oh, and to all those Twilight Fans..went and saw the second film last night with the b/f. I really enjoyed it...cannot wait for the 3rd one in June 2010!
Hope you are all well.
Adios Señor en Señorita
Just a short blog for now.
Well....I must admit I've been very good today, only the third time that I've logged onto anything Camp America. Finally started to comment on the Forum, silly me would only read the comments. Oh, my excitement got the better of me too, and I've emailed a camp asking if they would look over my application becaue I Really would love to spend my summer working with them. Keeping everything crossed from now on......its gonna make doing uni work really hard, but I'm hoping it'll be worth it in the end.
Adios for now,
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!
I think i've waited some time to write my second blog...I tried so hard to leave it for a couple of days. This waiting is killing me, and I can tell you my obsession is only getting worse. I'm on the forums all the time checking every new message. I've seen a few camps that I really like the look of, I really want to email them but don't really think I should today as it is Thanksgiving!
Plus my applicaton has only been circulating a week today.....the excitement gets the better of me as you can tell.
What are your views of emailing a camp?? and what do you think their views would be??
I look forward to any comments on this as i'm really unsure if I should email them?
thanking you guys in advance.
Why hello there, I cannot believe I can finally blog. I'm so excited about Camp America!!
My name is Hayley, I'm 21 and currently in my last year of university. I go to the University of Hertfordshire and am studying Business and English Language and Communication...not much then!
I haven't been placed yet.....but to be fair my application has only been circulating since thurs 19th. I cannot tell you how happy I was to finally see CA direct saying my application was circulating. Considering I had many problems with my second reference.
Now the participants zone is open I know I'll be on here always...I'm like OBSESSED with anything and everything to do with Camp America. I just hope I get placed soon, usually I'm a patient person, but its very difficult with this! I look forward to talking with anyone about C.A. I'm sure there will be many more blogs to come....I will favour blogging instead of doing uni work.
Bye for now,
Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina, South Carolina