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    I am looking to go to Camp America next summer. I was wondering if anybody had been here, or done something similar, and could give me some information or recommend any alternatives. Thanks

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    i might be doing it next summer too lol depends on my exam results this past semester

    Original Poster

    micoo;7356618

    i might be doing it next summer too lol depends on my exam results this … i might be doing it next summer too lol depends on my exam results this past semester



    haha yeah im in the same situation as you. If my exam grades aren't up to scratch I probably wont be going. This is good for motivation though, whilst i am revising :thumbsup:

    I might also do it next summer.

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    angelfairee;7356637

    I might also do it next summer.



    At this rate the place will be infested with Hukd memebers

    Which type of camp would you plan on going to??

    isn't camp america another name for guantanamo bay :w00t:

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    faevilangel;7356653

    isn't camp america another name for guantanamo bay :w00t:



    And you say im childish :roll:

    CFC_Mark;7356647

    At this rate the place will be infested with Hukd memebers :pWhich type … At this rate the place will be infested with Hukd memebers :pWhich type of camp would you plan on going to??



    Whichever kind is the total opposite to the one micoo goes to...

    I looked into this when I was at uni a couple of years ago, put me off when I found out you sleep in the same cabins as the kids, seemed a bit strange to me and I like my 'escape space'!!

    Plus you're pretty much working for pittance. you go for the experience, not the cash!! You have to pay them to get there for a start and don't really earn that money back.

    But my friends who've gone said yeh, it was hard work, but an amazing experience and looks good on their CV...still can't get jobs though...


    Anyway, yeh, go for it! but look into like CCUSA and other companies too as they all offer different perks. And for anyone fancying staying in the UK, PGA camps are great fun. x

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    angelfairee;7356664

    Whichever kind is the total opposite to the one micoo goes to...



    LOL..don't know what is going on between you to but it sounds funny

    storysacks;7356674

    I looked into this when I was at uni a couple of years ago, put me off … I looked into this when I was at uni a couple of years ago, put me off when I found out you sleep in the same cabins as the kids, seemed a bit strange to me and I like my 'escape space'!!Plus you're pretty much working for pittance. you go for the experience, not the cash!! You have to pay them to get there for a start and don't really earn that money back.But my friends who've gone said yeh, it was hard work, but an amazing experience and looks good on their CV...still can't get jobs though...Anyway, yeh, go for it! but look into like CCUSA and other companies too as they all offer different perks. And for anyone fancying staying in the UK, PGA camps are great fun. x



    Yeah the kids part seems quite strange to me too. Yeah its not a money thing for me, its all about the experience. I am also thinking of going to a soccer camp as a coach. Dont know which to go to :thinking:

    Thanks for the info btw

    Looks like a promotional brochure for cheap, semi-child labour, something that America will be needing more of in the near future.

    Good luck.

    CFC_Mark;7356684

    Yeah the kids part seems quite strange to me too. Yeah its not a money … Yeah the kids part seems quite strange to me too. Yeah its not a money thing for me, its all about the experience. I am also thinking of going to a soccer camp as a coach. Dont know which to go to :thinking:Thanks for the info btw



    I think there's so much you can get sued for these days it's a risk I didn't want to take, plus Like I said I'd need my own space to go to, not have to worry about if they're snoring or wetting the bed!!

    I think CCUSA have separate sleeping quarters, can't remember, like I say, worth looking into.

    Soccer's OK, would you ever be able to look at a footall again though after a summer of it? lol.

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    wandereragro;7356689

    Looks like a promotional brochure for cheap, semi-child labour, something … Looks like a promotional brochure for cheap, semi-child labour, something that America will be needing more of in the near future.Good luck.



    Thanks for your optimistic comments. I dont know what i would have done without you :roll:

    My gf went with BUNAC basically the same as camp america as did a friend in the summer past. Basically you dont chose what camp you go to, you are picked by the camp. Think long and hard about it though, 7-10weeks might sounds great but it is a long time to be away from home.

    bunac.org/

    CFC_Mark;7356684

    LOL..don't know what is going on between you to but it sounds funny



    Micoo is tirelessly bidding for my affection. He loves me more than he loves himself.

    Anyway. My friend did Camp America this year and loved it. For me it's between doing this or travelling Europe in the summer.

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    storysacks;7356692

    I think there's so much you can get sued for these days it's a risk I … I think there's so much you can get sued for these days it's a risk I didn't want to take, plus Like I said I'd need my own space to go to, not have to worry about if they're snoring or wetting the bed!!I think CCUSA have separate sleeping quarters, can't remember, like I say, worth looking into.Soccer's OK, would you ever be able to look at a footall again though after a summer of it? lol.



    Lol i dont think i would be doing anything that i could get sued for :giggle:...and i have had a look at CCUSA and i like the idea of it thanks :thumbsup:

    I have spent whole summers doing nothing but football before so I think I could handle it lol :thumbsup:

    myself and my lil brother were thinking about it ourselves. he'd teach guitar, i'd teach them to quit whining like little bitches down the mic on an xbox

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    cbryanp;7356702

    My gf went with BUNAC basically the same as camp america as did a friend … My gf went with BUNAC basically the same as camp america as did a friend in the summer past. Basically you dont chose what camp you go to, you are picked by the camp. Think long and hard about it though, 7-10weeks might sounds great but it is a long time to be away from home.http://www.bunac.org/



    Thanks, I am planning to go with my brother so that should ease the home sickness :thumbsup:

    angelfairee;7356704

    Micoo is tirelessly bidding for my affection. He loves me more than he … Micoo is tirelessly bidding for my affection. He loves me more than he loves himself.Anyway. My friend did Camp America this year and loved it. For me it's between doing this or travelling Europe in the summer.



    haha thanks for the update...and I was going to travel America this summer but the cost of uni has scuppered my plans

    [QUOTE=CFC_Mark;7356707]Lol i dont think i would be doing anything that i could get sued for :giggle:...and i have had a look at CCUSA and i like the idea of it thanks :thumbsup:
    [QUOTE]

    Lol, it's not something I was planning on! I just thought it was a close proximity, maybe I'm paranoid but I avoid situations like that lol, as a teacher I knew about child protection issues and the parents that will sue the ass off you for no reason.

    Anyway, we're getting off the point, I'm sure you'll have a great time. Check if your school/ college/ uni are having spokespeople in, they usually do visits around March time to sign up newbies.

    CFC_Mark;7356719

    Thanks, I am planning to go with my brother so that should ease the home … Thanks, I am planning to go with my brother so that should ease the home sickness :thumbsup:haha thanks for the update...and I was going to travel America this summer but the cost of uni has scuppered my plans



    The good thing about this is that you get the time after you've finished camp to do whatever you want before the Visa kicks you out. So I'm told. I want to go to Canada.

    CFC_Mark;7356694

    Thanks for your optimistic comments. I dont know what i would have done … Thanks for your optimistic comments. I dont know what i would have done without you :roll:



    I'm a realist, I say it as I see it. Make sure you visit Jesus camp whilst you're there.

    cbryanp;7356702

    My gf went with BUNAC basically the same as camp america as did a friend … My gf went with BUNAC basically the same as camp america as did a friend in the summer past. Basically you dont chose what camp you go to, you are picked by the camp. Think long and hard about it though, 7-10weeks might sounds great but it is a long time to be away from home.http://www.bunac.org/



    It'd be ****ing hilarious if he ended up in Jesus camp :w00t:, are they listed on there?

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    wandereragro;7356730

    I'm a realist, I say it as I see it. Make sure you visit Jesus camp … I'm a realist, I say it as I see it. Make sure you visit Jesus camp whilst you're there.



    Will do :thumbsup:

    Have fun spending your summer on your PS3 and Hukd

    CFC_Mark;7356738

    Will do :thumbsup:Have fun spending your summer on your PS3 and Hukd



    PS3 ain't got no games, iit ain't got no gaymes!!!

    I'm all about that Triple Sixty!

    angelfairee;7356704

    Micoo is tirelessly bidding for my affection. He loves me more than he … Micoo is tirelessly bidding for my affection. He loves me more than he loves himself.Anyway. My friend did Camp America this year and loved it. For me it's between doing this or travelling Europe in the summer.


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    t0mm;7356752

    5>3



    Err, what?

    I went on Camp America and when It comes down to it they do take advantage of young inexperienced Students. Imagine all the rights you have here when you work, they don't really apply on Camp america. Don't get me wrong you will have a good time BUT they will over work you. Expect to work all hours and have as little as half a day off, you can't be ill or you get sacked. I was a mountain biking instructor, I did more work than when I road professionally with no recovery time or correct diet provided. They have you in a particularly precarious position in that you are stranded there so they hold all the Cards with threat of having your visa revoked a constant possibility. (In many cases actually in the middle of no where with only what your camp offers).

    The phase take the first job offer will definately come up your 'interview' this is nonsense be choosey no religous or handicaped unless you want to and have particular experence. Don't get me wrong I was keen for any experience and all accepting but I was expecting a more even handed approach like here in the uk, you will not get this in the US. I was expected to strickly observe a religion which I did not partake in. e.g not allowed to leave on Saturdays or drink or smoke, read allowed prayers daily, the teaching of non darwinain science etc etc. Some of it deeply hard to swallow.

    Pay, don't expect to make money I spent over 1000 pounds even before I was paid a pitance of 1200 dollars for 4 months work about 800 pounds at the time. This worked out as about 50 cents an hour.

    My MAJOR recommendation is to ignore Camp America type programs and assuming you part of a university go for specific programmes. These are a lot of time offered to you when your in a team e.g Football Coaches or Hockey coaches these are smaller programmes were the kids just come to you for coaching of some sort. The set up means you are valued alot more as a individual and for your skills and are treated as such. Without the strict restrictions with having the childrens around overnight you have alot more freedom with excactly the same great expericence.

    P.S what ever you'll do you'll have a great time with kids and you'll want to go back like I did. But if you look about it objectively Camp America and other types are basically selling something that isn't worth anything , an application service, and they have done there best to make as much money as possible. You can apply yourself to the individual camps , like everyone does when you want to go back cuting camp america completely out and your wage e.g jumps from $1200 to $4000 to upwards depending on responsibilty skill etc, just go to there individual camp websites or give them a ring and ask them it's just like a normal job. Thats what the American Students do. If you ask anyone the'll just say it was great but just be smart and don't get taken for a ride.

    Hope I've helped.

    Wait, you stay in the same cabin as kids? What do you do with morning wood?

    odriscoll;7356889

    Wait, you stay in the same cabin as kids? What do you do with morning … Wait, you stay in the same cabin as kids? What do you do with morning wood?


    Teach them the ways I suppose.

    Have you tried San Francisco tourist board....way hey !!!
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