Working At A Summer Camp11:00
As a nearly 4 month summer sadly comes to an end, I can happily say it's been a hell of a good one! Anyone who is a uni student knows that summers are very long compared to when you're at school, so what do you do with all that time? Yes, you could get a job...but why not take it to the next level and go work abroad at a summer camp.
A friend mentioned wanting to work at a summer camp and the first thing I thought was 'nope, that is not something I could do'. But low and behold, when a summer camp company came to give at talk at uni back in October/November 2015, I went along to it with an open mind and came away ready to sign up. After procrastinating with the application for nearly 2 months, I sent it off and within just a few weeks I had been offered a place at a camp. There was the option to decline and for the company to carry on looking but nope, I looked up the camp, was happy with what I saw so said yes and that was that...I was going to camp.
So, on 21st June I hopped on a plane to Canada and after a few days exploring (more of that to come in another post) I headed off to camp. I'm pretty sure most of us have seen at least one film set in a summer camp and have a stereotypical preconception of what they must be like. I'll admit, I had the same picture in my mind. In all honesty, it wasn't like the films are highly unrealistic, my experience wasn't far from what is portrayed...probably just the fact that you are there to work and not just to act as a kid. But, it wasn't exactly like I was slaving away day in day out, there were days off, waterfront afternoons, playing around with the kids (basically getting to act like a big kid).