Life at camp will be amazing, but here are 10 post-Summer Camp emotions you’ll feel when you’re back at uni… After a summer of a lifetime, going back to lectures, exams and coursework won’t be that exciting. Adapting back to student life can be pretty though. There’s no daily flagpole, no sing-along and there’s not even campfire!? What kind of world do we live in!
One of the Monday morning lectures that kick-off at 9 am that are followed by back to backs? No-one wants that. We’d all do anything to be in the lake at camp, living life to the fullest.
Every now and then you’ll need to remind yourself that you’re not surrounded by camp people anymore. Your uni friends probably won’t join in if you can’t fight the urge to burst out into a camp song. It’s sad, we know! They’ll probably get a bit weirded out if you start singing about a moose, too!
The taxi will be on its way and you’ll find yourself on autopilot counting everyone out as they leave the SU. You’ll be in Camp Counselor mode still. Don’t worry though, keep those skills sharp so you’re ready to return to camp!
Adult life isn’t always the most fun! Defrosting chicken… why does it take so long? Every meal at camp is cooked for you, so the thought of having to muster anything edible is too much. How often is too often to order take away?
Seeing the faces of your Summer Camp family will make you realize that it’ll be a full year until you see them again. You’ll try and comfort each other because summer will come around soon, but it still hurts a little. You made the best of friends and had an amazing summer. It’s hard to not see them every day!
Your impressive tan lines will slowly fade away, revealing the milky British complexion that you’ve always despaired at. You can’t help but sulk as you’ll never feel as great as you do with that golden American skin. It might even cross your mind to coat yourself in fake tan, but it’s just not the same.
Accidentally using the words ‘trash can’ will stop your friends dead in their tracks. They’ll be a little freaked out by how ‘Americanised’ you’ll have become. Trainers are sneakers, swimming costumes are bathing suits and football is soccer. It’s a completely different language.
You won’t be able to get over how incredible your summer was working at Summer Camp in America. You’ll have travelled all over, seen so many amazing places, and have met a million new best friends. When you feel a bit nostalgic and decide to look through your photos, the memories will all start flooding back with post-summer camp emotions.
Until next year Returners!