Camp Counsellor of the week: Taylor

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Each week we'll be showcasing our awesome camp counsellors who headed over to the USA on BUNAC's Summer Camp USA programme. We'll get the lowdown on their experience, find out what life is like at camp and why you should definitely take the plunge and apply to the programme and experience life across the pond as a counsellor next summer!

Name: Taylor

Age: 21

Name of Camp: Camp Southwoods

Position(s) at Camp: Life Guard 

1. What were your first impressions of camp when you arrived?

Warming atmosphere with such a welcoming arrival. The facilities and views of the lake/ mountains were breath-taking!

2. What is your role at camp/what are you teaching?

Life guard duties included swimming instruction, beach maintenance and life guarding the swim area. Camp roles included fun activities with the campers, pastoral care and extreme fun making memories.

3. What has been your favourite moment so far?

Every Thursday was special event day and they were my favourite days at camp. There was a different theme each week such as a circus performance, a music concert, water inflatables, colour dance etc. and we would finish the day with a 'cook out' a huge BBQ on the beach with everyone at camp!

4. What has been your biggest challenge since arriving at camp?

Being away from home but you make lifelong best friends with a family atmosphere which soon erases any homesickness!

5. Has camp met your expectations?

Exceeded them to the moon and back!

6. Do you plan to do any travelling after camp? If so, where?

Yes, I travelled along the East Coast from New York to Washington DC to Philadelphia to Boston! Incredible experience!

7. What is the best thing about being a camp counsellor?

Sharing and achieving goals with campers and fellow counsellors such as teaching a camper to swim or to ride a bike! 

8. What advice would you give to anyone thinking of applying for Summer Camp 2016?

Don't even think twice about it.... SIGN UP NOW!! It'll be the most character building, empowering and incredible experience you will ever do. It will be hard work but the amount of fun you'll have makes it all worth it!

If you want an epic summer in the USA like Taylor, give us a call on 033 3999 7516 to start your Summer Camp USA application. Regional interviews are taking place now!

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