What made you decide to head to Summer Camp USA with BUNAC?
Having always loved the idea of meeting new people, trying new things and experiencing the great outdoors, I always knew that I wanted to go to Summer Camp USA! Not being able to go as a camper, I realised that working as a Camp Counsellor was the next best thing!
How did you feel about heading to Summer Camp USA for a summer abroad?
Even though I had travelled alone before, the prospect seemed quite daunting, and with my expectations of Summer Camp USA being largely centered around the film “The Parent Trap”, I wasn’t one hundred per cent sure what to expect when I arrived. However, my experience of working as a Waterfront Counsellor was even better than I expected!
It sounds like you enjoyed it! So, what was your favourite part of the experience?
I am so thankful to have met so many amazing Campers and Camp Counsellors with unique personalities and skills, try so many new things and have experiences that I will honestly remember for the rest of my life.
What was day-to-day life like?
Every day is different, and I was able to experience so many things! Waterskiing for the first time, kayaking across Lake Thompson, paddle boarding at sunset, experiencing my very first American 4th of July! A day feels like a week because you pack in so much every day. When a month passes it seems like a few days and you don’t know where the summer has gone!
What did you gain from spending a summer at Summer Camp USA?
If you want to follow in Tess’s footsteps and have the summer of a lifetime, sign up to Summer Camp USA today!