Lots of people tell us that their summer working at Summer Camp was the best summer of their lives.
Spending the summer teaching activities to excited campers is rewarding, but what’s daily life at camp like?
Today’s Guest Blogger, Meaghan, has spent two summers working at Summer Camp. In her post, she talks us through a typical day at camp.
The camp I worked at – Brookwood Camp – is a sleep-away camp, which means the campers spend the nights sleeping in traditional cabins.
Our mornings began at 8am with our Head Counselor coming through the cabins baring High School musical songs.
Getting a gaggle of fourteen-year-old girls out of bed in the morning is no easy challenge, but we managed it!
Sometimes it took yanking the covers or the offer of pancakes for breakfast, but eventually, everyone marched their way to the dining hall.
After everyone had their fill of cereal and juice, we started our first activity of the day.
Working at Summer Camp means you’ll get stuck into a healthy mix of sports, crafts, cooking, biking, and lots of other camp activities.
Everyone in my bunk participated in activities together, and I personally made a fool of myself trying to play sports.
All the different activities provided a nice mix up to the day, and it gave you a chance to get to know the campers who weren’t in your bunk.
After all the activities, everyone was usually pretty hungry. Meal times are full of songs!
Baby Shark was definitely a crowd pleaser, and my girls were a fan of singing as loudly as possible.
I have such fond memories of being in the dining hall, singing at the top of my lungs surrounded by the people I loved so much.
After more activities, evenings quickly drew in, and there’s nothing like nights at Summer Camp.
We had water balloon fights, dance parties, talent shows, games, and the traditional bonfires with S’mores.
Whatever it was, we were usually left with pains in our sides from laughing or sweaty faces from all the dancing!
At around 10pm, my girls would go back to the bunk, but we’d stay up playing games and telling ghost stories.