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Camp Counselors Clean Up Your Social Media Now!
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Camp Counselors Clean Up Your Social Media Now!

There’s no doubt you’re on Facebook, possibly Twitter and by a small chance Google+, possibly even Bebo or MySpace if you’re that nostalgic. Trouble is the camp directors know this and they could be typing your name in online right […]

27 Steps to Being a Camp Counselor with Camp Leaders
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27 Steps to Being a Camp Counselor with Camp Leaders

You can be a camp counselor with Camp Leaders in 27 easy steps. If you apply before February 28th 2013 you can also get £50 off too, so hurry, hurry! There are a few ‘must haves’ to start though… You […]

How to Get to Camp Once You’re in America
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How to Get to Camp Once You’re in America

Once you’ve touched down on the runway in America there’s no turning back! You might feel a bit overwhelmed at everything that’s happening around you. Take note of the following, so at least you know what’s meant to happen… 3 […]

Arrival Day at Camp: After The Campers Have Arrived
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Arrival Day at Camp: After The Campers Have Arrived

This advice comes from ex-counselor and CCUSA Program Manager Dave King. Follow him on Twitter @dvdjmskng or on Facebook here.  I can promise you one thing about camp: you’ll literally have no idea what is going on for the first few hours of Arrival […]

Orientation at Camp
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Orientation at Camp

This advice comes from ex-counselor and CCUSA Program Manager Dave King. Follow him on Twitter @dvdjmskng or on Facebook here.  Before the campers arrive, you will have had at least a week of training. Orientation at camp is AMAZING. With the […]

Travelling Outside the USA After Summer Camp
After Camp / Top tips

Travelling Outside the USA After Summer Camp

If you want to travel to Canada or Mexico like I did after summer camp there are a few things to bear in mind… You should contact the respective consulate to find out whether you need a tourist visa or card […]

Your Camp Counselor Pep Talk
Before Camp / Top tips

Your Camp Counselor Pep Talk

The day is almost here. The application was sent of a while ago, you passed the interview with flying colours, you sat around twiddling your thumbs as your camp agency worked like beavers to get you a placement and now, […]

Alcohol and Summer Camp
During Camp / Top tips

Alcohol and Summer Camp

If you’ve read my book Secret Diary of a Camp Counselor you’re probably looking forward to a summer of enjoying the nightlife as much as the daylife. The camp I went to had a massive social scene and we did […]

Top Tips for Controlling the Campers at Summer Camp
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Top Tips for Controlling the Campers at Summer Camp

These top tips for controlling the campers come from Kylie Mayes, she went to camp in 2008 and stayed in a cabin with 14/15 year old girls and taught ropes. Now she works in early years at a school and […]

12 Ways to Mentally Prepare for Summer Camp
Before Camp / Top tips

12 Ways to Mentally Prepare for Summer Camp

Not long now until camp starts! It’s time to get in the right mental state to deal with hundreds of crazy kids and embarking on your first overseas solo adventure (maybe?). Your nine weeks+ spent at summer camp will be […]