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This summer

This summer

Author -  Ashleigh Geddes

This summer

THIS SUMMER...

Ashleigh's Part Two Guest Camp America Blog post... read Part 1 here

Every summer has a story...

For 2014 I will live in a world of infinite summers. I have been hired by my dream summer camp to live in a world of endless fun, opportunities, face paint and fireworks.

Let's go back to how I got here...

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I walked into the interview room filled with young people trying to make their best first impressions. I stood in line for the camp I knew I would be great for, the camp I knew would be great for me. They were looking for an Arts and Crafts specialist teacher. I knew this had me written all over it.

When I got to the front of the line, the interviewer (camp director) looked at me and said "your the teacher aren't you?" At that moment my heart did a little jump for joy- I was hoping I was just the person she had been looking for to fill that role.

Everything after that is somewhat of a blur of questions about my teaching experiences, what I could bring to their camp and what kinds of activities I would do with the campers.

In my head I kept telling myself- SMILE ( not that much you creep), show them how enthusiastic you are (calm down camp leader) and show them how much experience you have with children (stop showing off Mary Poppins).

Then I heard the words I had been dying to hear all day... " we would love to have you at camp for the summer- welcome to the team."

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This (northern hemisphere) summer I will spend 3 months in the beautiful Maine, USA. I will be teaching Arts and Crafts to 7-16 year olds, in the oldest private premier Jewish summer camp in the state. My back yard will be a beautiful lake, I will make life time friends from all over the world. I will be taking my favorite parts about being a teacher- being a role model, team work and being unashamedly goofy and putting them into over drive x100 every day of the week. I will be in my dream world.

Every summer has a story, this will sure be one absolutely amazing chapter to add to the pages of my life's.

This summer

For 2014 I will live in a world of infinite summers. I have been hired by my dream summer camp to live in a world of endless fun, opportunities, face paint and fireworks.

This summer

THIS SUMMER...

Ashleigh's Part Two Guest Camp America Blog post... read Part 1 here

Every summer has a story...

For 2014 I will live in a world of infinite summers. I have been hired by my dream summer camp to live in a world of endless fun, opportunities, face paint and fireworks.

Let's go back to how I got here...

IMG_1911.jpg

I walked into the interview room filled with young people trying to make their best first impressions. I stood in line for the camp I knew I would be great for, the camp I knew would be great for me. They were looking for an Arts and Crafts specialist teacher. I knew this had me written all over it.

When I got to the front of the line, the interviewer (camp director) looked at me and said "your the teacher aren't you?" At that moment my heart did a little jump for joy- I was hoping I was just the person she had been looking for to fill that role.

Everything after that is somewhat of a blur of questions about my teaching experiences, what I could bring to their camp and what kinds of activities I would do with the campers.

In my head I kept telling myself- SMILE ( not that much you creep), show them how enthusiastic you are (calm down camp leader) and show them how much experience you have with children (stop showing off Mary Poppins).

Then I heard the words I had been dying to hear all day... " we would love to have you at camp for the summer- welcome to the team."

Ashleigh Geddes Camp America.jpg

This (northern hemisphere) summer I will spend 3 months in the beautiful Maine, USA. I will be teaching Arts and Crafts to 7-16 year olds, in the oldest private premier Jewish summer camp in the state. My back yard will be a beautiful lake, I will make life time friends from all over the world. I will be taking my favorite parts about being a teacher- being a role model, team work and being unashamedly goofy and putting them into over drive x100 every day of the week. I will be in my dream world.

Every summer has a story, this will sure be one absolutely amazing chapter to add to the pages of my life's.

This summer

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