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Post Camp America Blues is a Real Thing!

Post Camp America Blues is a Real Thing!

Author -  Rebecca Spikjerman

Post Camp America Blues is a Real Thing!

Post Camp America Blues is a Real Thing.

Camp America Face Paint Never to old for face paint

 

I remember talking to a guy who was coming to the camp that I was retuning to. - He didn’t quite understand why all the returners were so excited to go back.

In fact I remember clearly that he said he wouldn’t feel the same for sure once his season at camp was done. I laughed and thought to myself that I would be extremely surprised if he didn’t feel the same way we all did at the end.

 

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Smore smore's any one?

 

The end of Camp America is something I can’t really explain, it’s certainly something you have to experience for yourself.

There is a real mix of emotions, some of the children you are secretly happy that you are saying goodbye to. But there will be a few that leave footprints on your heart that you'll never quite forget. To add, it's not always the kids you first expect that you will miss the most.

For me I have a group of girls that at first glance they look super sweet but when you put them together you realize that even at the tender age of nine they all have “SUPPER SASS!" But I can’t express how much these girls mean to me. The thought of not being at camp this year is really starting to get to me.

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POST CAMP BLUES!

It’s a real thing you know and you won't get to experience it until you leave Camp America. I miss the cold showers and sometimes I try re-act them at home, but it’s just not quite the same. I have also found that singing at the dinner table isn’t as appreciated at home especially when I pair it to the cup song. 

“YOU'RE GONA MISS ME WHEN IM GONE”


  • Finger painting - while it’s enjoyable at home, its not the same when I cant wear it all day on my face without anyone judging me.
  • Living on four hours sleep at home is out of the question, and camp food... oh well never mind, I don’t miss that.
  • Camp friendships - these people understand me, the real me, the inner child and my sensitive soul. They are like my kindred spirits.
  • While at camp it’s a lot harder to connect with the outside world, but personally it’s something I love. Saying goodbye to technology and hello to new skills!
  • I took on the task of making friendship bracelets for all my girls. I miss the summer jokes and the way us counsellors had to come up with code words for things and places (although I'm sure the kids were onto us by the end of the summer)
  • I miss the way I could start developing a story to frighten my campers from escaping their beds at night and co-counsellors would help keep the story going. I have a lot of skills now that would probably be seen as useless in the real world and most importantly...

“ON WEDNESDAY WE WEAR PINK”.

I could go on and on about the things I miss but you really have to experience it for yourself.

PS. that guy I was talking about at the start cried when his campers left and is returning for another year at camp he understands now.

PPS. If you have been to camp post something you miss and share the camp blues with me!

 

Guest blog by: Rebecca Spijkerman

Rebecca is currently doing the Camp America sister program for 12 months in USA - Au Pair in America http://www.nanniesabroad.co.nz/america

Post Camp America Blues is a Real Thing!

Never to old for face paint I remember talking to a guy who was coming to the camp that I was retuning to. - He didn't quite understand why all the returners were so excited to go back.

Post Camp America Blues is a Real Thing!

Post Camp America Blues is a Real Thing.

Camp America Face Paint Never to old for face paint

 

I remember talking to a guy who was coming to the camp that I was retuning to. - He didn’t quite understand why all the returners were so excited to go back.

In fact I remember clearly that he said he wouldn’t feel the same for sure once his season at camp was done. I laughed and thought to myself that I would be extremely surprised if he didn’t feel the same way we all did at the end.

 

Smores.png 

Smore smore's any one?

 

The end of Camp America is something I can’t really explain, it’s certainly something you have to experience for yourself.

There is a real mix of emotions, some of the children you are secretly happy that you are saying goodbye to. But there will be a few that leave footprints on your heart that you'll never quite forget. To add, it's not always the kids you first expect that you will miss the most.

For me I have a group of girls that at first glance they look super sweet but when you put them together you realize that even at the tender age of nine they all have “SUPPER SASS!" But I can’t express how much these girls mean to me. The thought of not being at camp this year is really starting to get to me.

Rebecca.jpg 

 

POST CAMP BLUES!

It’s a real thing you know and you won't get to experience it until you leave Camp America. I miss the cold showers and sometimes I try re-act them at home, but it’s just not quite the same. I have also found that singing at the dinner table isn’t as appreciated at home especially when I pair it to the cup song. 

“YOU'RE GONA MISS ME WHEN IM GONE”


  • Finger painting - while it’s enjoyable at home, its not the same when I cant wear it all day on my face without anyone judging me.
  • Living on four hours sleep at home is out of the question, and camp food... oh well never mind, I don’t miss that.
  • Camp friendships - these people understand me, the real me, the inner child and my sensitive soul. They are like my kindred spirits.
  • While at camp it’s a lot harder to connect with the outside world, but personally it’s something I love. Saying goodbye to technology and hello to new skills!
  • I took on the task of making friendship bracelets for all my girls. I miss the summer jokes and the way us counsellors had to come up with code words for things and places (although I'm sure the kids were onto us by the end of the summer)
  • I miss the way I could start developing a story to frighten my campers from escaping their beds at night and co-counsellors would help keep the story going. I have a lot of skills now that would probably be seen as useless in the real world and most importantly...

“ON WEDNESDAY WE WEAR PINK”.

I could go on and on about the things I miss but you really have to experience it for yourself.

PS. that guy I was talking about at the start cried when his campers left and is returning for another year at camp he understands now.

PPS. If you have been to camp post something you miss and share the camp blues with me!

 

Guest blog by: Rebecca Spijkerman

Rebecca is currently doing the Camp America sister program for 12 months in USA - Au Pair in America http://www.nanniesabroad.co.nz/america

Post Camp America Blues is a Real Thing!

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