There are a few things to consider before setting a foot in your newfound summer camp. So here I am to break down a handful of things to decide upon before working at summer camp.

Things to Decide Before Volunteering at Summer Camp

  1. How much money to bring – While you are paid to volunteer out in the world of American Summer Camp, it isn’t going to last for the travels afterward. You will need to decide how much money you are taking with you to make this truly once in a lifetime experience. Not only will this come in handy for the travels, but also while at camp too. The Walmart trips will be a heck of a lot better when you whip out a Caxton card to help you on your way.
  2. What cellular network to use – In this day and age, you need your phone so you can get by day to day. And it is often an oversight not to think how your phone will work out there. So do some research and find which packages could work the best for you for those two months. There are some providers in the UK that allow you to use your allowance while abroad and its also worth checking out the deals on offer in America itself. Bear in mind, it will be only a few months you are out there so perhaps it’s not necessary to sign up for a full years contract!
  3. The length of time you want to travel after camp comes to an end – The application process through such agencies like Camp America mean that you will need to decide upon a date you wish to return home. It will mean they can book your return flight for you as well as having your stay going swimmingly too. So pick a date that means you get to experience everything that you wish to. And pick a date that your budget can cater for. Oh, and bear in mind anything you have going back on in the ‘real world’.
  4. Consider a trek – A few of the people I went to camp with did a trek. These are the packages that agencies offer the likes of you folk. It means that you get to travel on these organised trips to some of the coolest places in the U.S. They are expensive, but are so cool too. You will meet new people who have also finished volunteering at their camp so it can be worth checking out if you wish.

And that draws an end to this week’s blog post. If you haven’t already, check out my podcast! It’s called There’s No Place Like Summer Camp and it’s available here on iTunes. In next week’s episode, we’re going over the essentials to take on the plane.

 

See you then,

A.