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5 Reasons why signing up for Camp America is the best thing you will ever do!

27.02.20

1. Experience of a lifetime

There is a reason why everyone who has ever gone to camp cannot stop talking about it, it’s the summer of your life. There aren’t many other experiences that you can have that will shape your life as much as camp will. The experience is like no other, and it’s something that will translate across many other aspects of your life. You may decide to keep going back year on year, you may even pursue a career working with kids after discovering how rewarding it can be, or you may even meet a future partner at camp.

Camp gives you the chance to develop life skills as well, be that leadership of both colleagues as well as campers, confidence, independence and teamwork skills. You have the chance to travel and see as much of the states as you like!  Camp is an experience like no other - you will get the chance to make friends for life (the same people you get to spend every waking moment of the day with). It’s an experience to never forget, it will make you feel more like yourself than ever before and will allow you to discover new things about yourself. You will feel more at home than ever and cry endlessly when you eventually have to leave!

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. The chance to change someone's life 

We here at Camp America have all experienced first-hand the amazing effects that you can have on a camper’s life, from something as small as encouraging them to participate, to teaching someone skills they will use for life. Working at a summer camp will enable you to make a real difference in the lives of hundreds of children! It’s extremely rewarding and the chance to inspire the next generation is something that gives an incredible amount of satisfaction. Not only do you have the chance to guide the people of tomorrow, but camp will have an everlasting imprint on your life too. Whether you can manage to convince a camper to take part in a new activity that they eventually decide they end up loving and carrying on at home, to even encouraging them to score the winning goal in a game that will make their summer, so much so that they relive it every day when they see you. The satisfaction is almost indescribable when seeing a smile that you have helped put on a kid’s face - camp truly gives you the chance to make a real difference.

3. The UK won't be hot for more than two weeks

From California to Texas, and Miami to New York, we have camps across the whole of America. It’s almost guaranteed that if you spend your summer at camp you will experience the best weather. If this past year is anything to go by it’s not even close! Everyone knows how quickly the British summer is, and let’s face it, most of the time it's not that hot or sunny, the same can't be said for places like Texas and California! Image waking up on a Monday morning at home this June and looking out the window, compared to waking up at camp and having this as your office every day at work!  If you are lucky, you will probably get the best tan of your life and come back a different person!

4. The people you meet

The people are one of the things that makes camp so special, you not only make best friends from all over the world, but also to the kids that you become role models for. Camp America places people from all over the world, you will have the chance to make friends with not only fellow Brits, but also those from as far away as Australia and New Zealand. Camp is the perfect place to make friends for a lifetime and these bonds will last forever. Making friends all over the globe means that when your travels continue outside camp and all over, you’ll have so many friends to visit, sofas to sleep on and new places to be shown around! There’s not much better than your own personal tour guide.

5. Go off exploring the world while your friends are at home

Instagram jealousy is a serious condition, so why not inflict it upon all your friends back home! Even after camp is over the adventure never ends, as you get to explore America with your new best friends. The traveling after camp is just one of the amazing perks you will get from the summer! You can use some, or all, of what you got paid to visit wherever you want to go! Be that either the best of the east coast, some amazing national parks, or even the legendary music of Nashville’s famous venues! You can either go with the flow with camp friends, or if you like to be sorted and organised then you can visit https://www.campamericatreks.com/ to find the perfect adventure for you!

With Camp America, you know what you’re getting. We offer an all-inclusive package with no hidden fees so we’re the perfect gap year option. Our applications are OPEN, so get your summer sorted and spend next year in the sun, having the time of your life.