Camp Name: Green Chimneys Summer Camp
Role on Camp: Head Staff/Camp Counsellor/1:1 Counsellor
Location of Camp: New York
Camp Type: Day Camp
Why did you apply to work at camp?
“The American Dream” – I grew up fantasising about traveling America and I heard about Camp America whilst in my first year of University. I was also very good at working with kids so I thought this was the best thing to do for my summer break. The rest is history.
What Was a Typical Day Like?
Wake Up. Breakfast. Morning Songs. Then Take Part In Exciting Camp Activities All Day. You basically just have fun and entertain hyper America kids for the day.
Favourite thing about America?
The fact that they have so many National Parks! (And the Food, Everything is Supersized)
What Type of Camp Was Yours?
My Camp was a Day Camp (Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm) which meant the campers left to go home each day and we had evenings and weekends off. I think this gave me a good balance of camp life and gave me some free time to relax and travel. I was a little anxious about this camp type at first because it wasn’t the traditional type of camp I heard about before applying but I was pleasantly surprised at how amazing it was. I would recommend a Day Camp!
Best part about working on camp?
How literally everyday is different. The campers and activities all make each day very spontaneous. The best part is you get to be a role model to the campers (even if you don’t try to be) and help create lasting memories with them.
Favourite Part of Your Day?
At the end of the day when you see that all the campers have had the best day having fun! Priceless moments. (Colour War was my favourite event/activity)
What Will You Take Away From Camp?
To Enjoy Every Moment of Life. And all the new Life Long Friends (now family) I made in the 3 camp summers I had!
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