There are a tonne of reasons you would go to Summer Camp in the USA and we are sure you’ve probably heard all of your friends who have been to a Summer Camp tell you how amazing it is! Have a read below of the top 5 reasons we believe you should follow in their footsteps and head there to.
The majority of staff hired for camp are international which means that they are in the exact same boat as you when arriving at camp. That’s something you will bond over immediately! Your fellow camp counselors are life time friends from all over the world. You will be co-counselors for a week or so before the kids arrive, so this is where the friendships begin. As the summer goes on you will have a sudden realization that you’re spending the summer with excellent company and then it just keeps getting better. And don’t forget, when you leave you’ve got friends to stay with overseas when you travel outside of the USA – does it get much better?
One of the most rewarding parts of being at Summer Camp USA is watching your campers grow and develop as the summer goes by. Throughout those 8-10 weeks of camp you will see the kids step out of their comfort zone, learn new skills and develop new confidence levels that they will carry through the rest of their lives. The relationships you build with your kids is like no other, so seeing them achieve their goals is an incredible feeling. To know that you are having a lasting impact on someone’s life just by being a friend and role model is an amazing experience!
The culture in the USA is so different to what we know in New Zealand. The words are different, how they drive is different, the seasons are different, the list goes on! A cultural exchange like the one that occurs at Camp is an exceptional way to grow as a person. By immersing yourself in a foreign culture you learn an essential skill in life – and that’s empathy. Sharing stories about what it’s like back home is an amazing way to develop personally and professionally. So not only will you be getting a whole year of summer, but you will get to see how people on the other side of the world live.
If you’re in the USA of course you want to travel and see as many states as possible. The great thing about Summer Camp USA is you get 30 days to travel the USA after camp has finished. Most people gather up their new camp buddies and jump onto a Contiki tour and see as many places as they can, or if you’re a solo traveler pick your destinations and off you go! Thankfully we only recently published another blog-post that weighs up travelling solo or in a group – definitely give that a read before booking any travel plans!
All of this and more help to shape up the most amazing adventure of your life! You get to hang out with amazing kids all day, step out of your comfort zone and participate in amazing activities and games, spend nights and days with amazing friends that were once strangers and then experience everything the US has to offer afterwards. Going to Summer Camp USA is an adventure like no other – everyone’s experience is so different. We can guarantee you, it will be the best summer ever.
Applications for Summer Camp USA are open for 2019 and people are already being placed! Get your application in for Summer Camp USA by signing up online and paying your $199 deposit to get everything started.