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The Camp America Experience

The Camp America Experience

Date:Saturday, 2 February 2019

Some days are tough, some days are tougher, and some days make you wish you could never leave, that every season could be summer. ...

One of my proudest moments!

One of my proudest moments!

Date:Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Graduating from University I wasn’t ready to step straight into a job, I wanted to experience what was out there in the world before settling down. I had heard of Camp America and went along to an information evening. It was there I learnt that IWH doesn’t just run Camp America NZ but there are some amazing trips/projects they oversee as well. I started researching all the different programs IWH had to offer and I originally wanted to go to Camp ...

And that’s just one kid

And that’s just one kid

Date:Monday, 19 November 2018

Going to a special needs camp is such a crazy opportunity, not one that you should pass up ♥️ when you go and meet the campers you can see how much small things mean to people! ...

The what have I got myself into moment!

The what have I got myself into moment!

Date:Saturday, 6 October 2018

My first year with Camp America was also my first time travelling overseas by myself. Having just finished college and completed a course at polytech, I found myself with no real plans for the future and the desire to “get out of town” Camp America sounded like my ticket out. ...

A once in a lifetime experience where else do you get paid to take a nap in the middle of the day

A once in a lifetime experience where else do you get paid to take a nap in the middle of the day

Date:Friday, 28 September 2018

I decided to do Camp America after I graduated from university. I was still working in the same job I had had throughout high school and it was not going anywhere. My family was pushing me to start a career, a “real job”, and I did not feel ready for that. I felt too young to join the rat race, working a 9-5 office job is my worst nightmare! I wanted to do something different, fun and exciting. I heard about Camp America through several friends ...

You Can Make a Difference! - Jakob's Camp America Experience.

You Can Make a Difference! - Jakob's Camp America Experience.

Date:Tuesday, 28 November 2017

I spent the summer of 2017 at Happiness Is Camping, a camp for kids with cancer. We had an awesome time!! The camp was fully funded for the campers and we did all different kinds of things from ropes to sports to arts and crafts and even colour wars! In this time I had to look after a camper called Jack. ...

Working on a special needs camp! - Connors Camp America Experience!

Working on a special needs camp! - Connors Camp America Experience!

Date:Thursday, 16 November 2017

When i first saw that there where special needs summer camps as well as "normal" summer camps i thought i would never ever in my life spend 9 weeks working at one of them!!! or so i thought...... ...

But what If I’m a more reserved, quiet person? - Tegan's Camp America Experience

But what If I’m a more reserved, quiet person? - Tegan's Camp America Experience

Date:Thursday, 16 November 2017

In the videos of people at camp you see everyone being daring, outgoing and crazy. During the application process I found this somewhat intimidating. All these people appeared to be extroverted, sporty and like they loved being in front of large groups of people.

That is not me. ...

Who do you want to be when you grow up? - Josie's Camp America Experience.

Who do you want to be when you grow up? - Josie's Camp America Experience.

Date:Thursday, 16 November 2017

Before I went to camp I didn’t really have a clue. ...

A Day in The Life at Camp!

A Day in The Life at Camp!

Date:Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Here's what a day at camp is like!

So you have just signed up for the best summer of your life with Camp America and you are wondering just what exactly you just signed up for...

You have arrived at camp. You have been through a long few weeks of staff training. You are ready to meet your first ever group of campers. They are just minutes away from arriving. You are nervous and excited at the same time. ...

Camp America's response to the Wall Street Journal Article re J1 Visa reviews

Camp America's response to the Wall Street Journal Article re J1 Visa reviews

Date:Thursday, 31 August 2017

Camp America's official response to the Wall Street Journal's article re Trumps review of the J1 Visa on 27 August 2017
For the past 49 years, the Camp America programme has been at the forefront of cultural exchange with the US. Many politicians have spoken of the ‘special relationship’ between the UK and US, we are lucky enough to see this in practice at ground-level every summer. ...

Where the Camp America Experience Can Take You

Where the Camp America Experience Can Take You

Date:Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Some people may have the misconception that working at a summer camp in America is just a gap year thing and that it wouldn’t contribute to someone’s future. Boy are they wrong!

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The Highs and Lows of the Camp America Experience

The Highs and Lows of the Camp America Experience

Date:Tuesday, 18 July 2017

There’s just so much that goes on within those unforgettable few months its really quite incomprehensible for those unlucky enough to find themselves outside the camp ‘bubble’. ...

My Camp America Experience

My Camp America Experience

Date:Thursday, 29 June 2017

Beth Cochrane shares her amazing Camp America experience at a special needs camp.

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Make the Most of your time at Camp America

Make the Most of your time at Camp America

Date:Thursday, 4 May 2017

For those about to head off, or for those thinking of going over next season, this ones for you... ...

What Skills do I have to offer Camp America?

What Skills do I have to offer Camp America?

Date:Tuesday, 2 May 2017

When I began my application for Camp America I read that there was over 200 skills wanted by camps, I had a brief look through the most sought after skills and was slightly disheartened as there was nothing listed in those skill sets that I had much experience with or that I was passionate about. ...

Murphy’s Law

Murphy’s Law

Date:Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Whether you call it Murphy’s Law or Sod’s Law, either way, when I think about my time with Camp America there’s no better way to describe it; that “if something can go wrong, it will” and I wouldn’t change it for the world. ...

The Token Kiwi

The Token Kiwi

Date:Friday, 16 September 2016

You might be thinking am I the only New Zealander going to my camp? Freaking out that you’re going overseas by yourself and then won’t have anyone from home with you for the summer. ...

What's a "Faith-based" or "Religious Camp America Experience like?

What's a "Faith-based" or "Religious Camp America Experience like?

Date:Thursday, 15 September 2016

Don't let it freak you out! - We created a questionnaire for our Camp America brand managers who have been to a variety of Camps which have some element of religion or faith. A lot of you will choose a preference to not work at a religious camp, but it might not be what you're expecting... ...

Post Camp America Blues is a Real Thing!

Post Camp America Blues is a Real Thing!

Date:Sunday, 6 December 2015

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. ...

 

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The Camp America Experience

The Camp America Experience

Date:Saturday, 2 February 2019

Some days are tough, some days are tougher, and some days make you wish you could never leave, that ...

One of my proudest moments!

One of my proudest moments!

Date:Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Graduating from University I wasn’t ready to step straight into a job, I wanted to experience what ...

And that’s just one kid

And that’s just one kid

Date:Monday, 19 November 2018

Going to a special needs camp is such a crazy opportunity, not one that you should pass up ♥️ when ...

 
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