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Top 10 Reasons Not to Do Camp
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Top 10 Reasons Not to Do Camp

By Rebecca Root  So you’ve heard a few friends talking about summer camp, the guy down the hall has bragged about it, that stand at university is advertising it and the random girl on Facebook won’t stop posting about it. […]

5 Awesome Tips For Making Friends at the Airport
Before Camp / Top tips

5 Awesome Tips For Making Friends at the Airport

By Rebecca Root The countdown for these next few crazy months has finally reached its end and the day has come to get on that plane. The nerves are high, the excitement is wavering and there is an irritating voice […]

20 Words That Mean Something Totally Different in the USA
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20 Words That Mean Something Totally Different in the USA

Us Brits may speak pretty much the same language as our friends in the United States, but we don’t always speak it the same way. Over on bigstockphoto.com Ryan Lovett produced the following post to give a crash course in some […]

All You Need to Know About the Working Holiday Visa
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All You Need to Know About the Working Holiday Visa

Cheers for the post Marta! As a result of the economic crisis, one of the words that we have incorporated into our language is ‘emigration’. Tens of thousands of young people have already crossed the border in search of a […]

Camp America Interview Tips
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Camp America Interview Tips

At first I was literally like ‘What the hell?’   Top counselor Victoria Smith had her Camp America interview and decided to share the experience with the rest of us on YouTube. Her video is from March 2013 so is one of […]

100 Reasons Why You NEED to Apply for Summer Camp
Before Camp

100 Reasons Why You NEED to Apply for Summer Camp

If you’re sat at home wondering whether to click ‘submit’ on that application or not, or even whether to start it, here are 100 reasons why you need to apply for summer camp. It’s a cheap way to spend 12 […]

The Camp Counselor Recruitment Fairs
AmeriCamp / Before Camp / BUNAC / Camp America / Camp Leaders / CCUSA / Top tips

The Camp Counselor Recruitment Fairs

Every year CCUSA, Camp America, Americamp, NYQuest and Camp Leaders invite the top Camp Directors to England to join the Camp Counselors Recruitment Fairs. This is your chance to find out more from the camp agencies and to meet the […]

Top Tips for Your Camp Counselor Interview
Before Camp

Top Tips for Your Camp Counselor Interview

Thanks for your advice Mel, you’re the best! When your camp counselor interview is just days away it can be really nerve wracking. I had to go down to London for mine and that alone seemed pretty scary! My mum […]

Nervous About Being a Camp Counselor?
Before Camp / Top tips

Nervous About Being a Camp Counselor?

Cheers for the post Amy! I was so nervous about being a camp counselor. My main worry was being away from home for so long. I’d never been away from home for more than a week before and although I […]

Get PAID to Write About Your Summer Camp Experience!
After Camp / Before Camp / During Camp / Inspiration

Get PAID to Write About Your Summer Camp Experience!

I’m looking for great original stories about summer camp here on Secret Diary of a Camp Counselor. Whether you’ve worked at a strict Jewish camp, a fat camp, a cooking camp, a football camp, or even an arts camp, I’d […]