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Day 54: Just Another Day at Summer Camp
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Day 54: Just Another Day at Summer Camp

Thursday 28th July 1:51pm It’s unbelievably noisy in the canteen at meal times. The boys’ tables have an obsession with tapping their spoons in some apparently melodic way, girls sing, counselors shout and plates clatter: it’s insane. The campers are […]

Day 53: So Many Famous Kids at Summer Camp
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Day 53: So Many Famous Kids at Summer Camp

Wednesday 27th July 3:30pm Cara’s face when I told her who Taylor Corraddi, David’s daughter was, was brilliant. She made a beeline for her and struck up the conversation by telling her how much she just ‘loved’ her bracelets and […]

Day 52pm: Bad Ass Camp Counselors
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Day 52pm: Bad Ass Camp Counselors

Tuesday 26th July  7:02pm I just found this note in my bed. I’m in love… Lucy, You’re so amazing and funny. I’m so glad you’re my counselor and I know I’m annoying sometimes, but I don’t mean to be. I think […]

Day 52am: Fucking Hate Ben, Twat
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Day 52am: Fucking Hate Ben, Twat

Tuesday 26th July 12:36pm Woohoo, made it up for running club today! Met up with Emily, had a little run, felt really sick, got the piss taken out of me by some early-rising counselors, felt a bit more sick, came […]

Day 51: Just Chillin With My Girls
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Day 51: Just Chillin With My Girls

Monday 25th July 9:30am Loudspeaker: “Eeeeeeeeeeeevvverybody up, up, up! It’s time to riiiise and shiiine… It’s a beautiful day on the Rockbear campus…” Woohoo, two-hour lie in for everyone on lazy day! I love being on alternate day staff. 5:57pm […]

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

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
Before Camp

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 […]

5 Top Spots for Counselors in California
After Camp / Inspiration

5 Top Spots for Counselors in California

Cheers for the post Martina! As Christmas approaches and we are drawn ever deeper into the long, dark nights of winter, what better time to drift off and dream of summer camp and the beaches of California? With around 840 miles […]

Day 50pm: The Day I Pissed Jo Off, Oops
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Day 50pm: The Day I Pissed Jo Off, Oops

Sunday 24th July  7:13pm At meal times we normally have to sit at tables with our bunks, but today they randomly let everyone sit where they wanted. The campers were so confused – it was pretty funny. The girls are always […]

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 […]