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Is camp always a bunch of roses?

Is camp always a bunch of roses?

Author -  Rebecca Spikjerman

Is camp always a bunch of roses ?

Is camp always a bunch of roses ? – well no – and there may be some days you ask your self if you are better off going home.

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  • Maybe you've had a run in with the Camp Directors wife who tells you to do one thing one day then rips into you the next day for doing it. 
  • Maybe you are in ranch and all the kids have disappeared leaving you to clean all the tack. 
  • Maybe for some reason you missed lunch and the dinner being served is the one camp meal you really don't like. 
  • Sometimes it could be all these things in the same day!!! 

But then you remember the day before when one of your 10 year olds finally managed to swim the whole length of the swim area on their own because of the extra time you spent with them giving them the confidence to put their head under the water and how they are still buzzing a day later.

Or it's your day off the next day and you are heading out with some of your fellow counselors to a theme park an hour away from camp that you have been wanting to go to since you were 12.

Or you or someone else from NZ gets a parcel from home and you get to spend the evening (once the kids are settled) sitting on the back porch of your cabin with a loaf of bread and some much appreciated Marmite (if they are making it again!).

So yes there are some not so great days but normally a quick look at Facebook to see all your friends are doing the same old stuff in a NZ winter, a pineapple lump from your carefully guarded stash or a few deep breaths and the thought of flying down the worlds fastest rollercoaster will get you through the slump. Also a good nights sleep is sometimes exactly what the doctor ordered.

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You will have some 'home sick' times but this is only going to account for 3% of your whole experience and do you really want to miss out on that other 97% of the best time of your life … I think not!

If you've been to camp - tell us about your ups and downs ?

Share your wisdom with those heading off now...

Is camp always a bunch of roses?

Is camp always a bunch of roses ? Well no - and there may be some days you ask your self if you are better off going home.

Is camp always a bunch of roses ?

Is camp always a bunch of roses ? – well no – and there may be some days you ask your self if you are better off going home.

Camp America NZ-Instagram-canoe.png 

  • Maybe you've had a run in with the Camp Directors wife who tells you to do one thing one day then rips into you the next day for doing it. 
  • Maybe you are in ranch and all the kids have disappeared leaving you to clean all the tack. 
  • Maybe for some reason you missed lunch and the dinner being served is the one camp meal you really don't like. 
  • Sometimes it could be all these things in the same day!!! 

But then you remember the day before when one of your 10 year olds finally managed to swim the whole length of the swim area on their own because of the extra time you spent with them giving them the confidence to put their head under the water and how they are still buzzing a day later.

Or it's your day off the next day and you are heading out with some of your fellow counselors to a theme park an hour away from camp that you have been wanting to go to since you were 12.

Or you or someone else from NZ gets a parcel from home and you get to spend the evening (once the kids are settled) sitting on the back porch of your cabin with a loaf of bread and some much appreciated Marmite (if they are making it again!).

So yes there are some not so great days but normally a quick look at Facebook to see all your friends are doing the same old stuff in a NZ winter, a pineapple lump from your carefully guarded stash or a few deep breaths and the thought of flying down the worlds fastest rollercoaster will get you through the slump. Also a good nights sleep is sometimes exactly what the doctor ordered.

Camp America NZ-Instagram-counsellors-02.png

You will have some 'home sick' times but this is only going to account for 3% of your whole experience and do you really want to miss out on that other 97% of the best time of your life … I think not!

If you've been to camp - tell us about your ups and downs ?

Share your wisdom with those heading off now...

Is camp always a bunch of roses?

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