There is lots of information available about the different types of summer camps and what they involve- activities, people saying they love it and companies giving you advice, but no one really tells you what it’s actually like to be there. The good, the bad and the unexpected!
Okay so you have got yourself a job, your visa’s sorted, your flight’s booked and you are counting down the days until you leave. It then hits you that you are actually going, you may become nervous, anxious, excited and experience many more different emotions. The most important thing to remember is that this is perfectly normal! Of course you are going to have mixed emotions, you are about to undertake the trip of a lifetime, going to a different country, a completely different place, where you may not know anyone at all. Remember you are not alone, many of your co-workers will be in exactly the same position as you.
The best thing to do is to prepare yourself, many camps have Facebook pages for their staff where you can get an idea of who you will be working with, post a comment, add some people and start talking to them. A familiar face/photo will be nice for you both when you arrive.
Many camps have handbooks that they email to staff, these give you an idea of a number of things- itineraries, packing lists, daily schedules and many more useful things. Read through this carefully, it will help clear away the fear of the unknown.
Relax!!! This will be an amazing, unforgettable, unimaginable, eye-opening experience that you will never forget!