Blog & Stories

Ollie’s Story

By American Summers Team

Ciro’s Story

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First Days at Camp

This is your summer to make a positive impact and create lifelong memories.

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Juan

Watch Juan's story as told directly by him.

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Josh

"It's been the most enjoyable nine weeks of my life." Josh, Melbourne, Australia

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Rachel

"Camp to me has been amazing! It's made me a better person." Rachel, Liverpool

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Frankie

"The camp experience is one of the best things I've done in my entire life." Frankie, London, England

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Communication

The word communication is thrown around a lot at school and as we grow up. Communication is one of...

By Rachael Ross

5 Traits of a Great Camp Counselor!

Becoming a camp counselor will be one of the toughest jobs you will ever love! As a camp counselor...

By Rachael Ross

Ruben Marquez Banos

J1 program has been one of the most incredible experiences in my life.

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James Summertime Shenanigans

James is from the South Yorkshire area and grew up spending time outdoors hiking and playing sports. This past...

By Rachael Ross

Caitriona’s Adventure Abroad!

Going to summer camp was the best decision I have ever made. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of my...

By Rachael Ross

Interview Tips

Being in an interview can be a scary and intimidating thing to be a part of. Especially if you...

By Rachael Ross

Harriet’s Adventure to the USA

Harriet is from the Greater Manchester area and was placed at a camp in Wisconsin working with children with...

By Rachael Ross

Taking the leap of faith, in yourself!

If you are from anywhere but America and haven’t been to camp in the USA before it is hard...

By Rachael Ross

George’s Journey

My decision to spend my summer of 2016 in the United States was arguably one of the best I...

By Rachael Ross

The Smell of Sunscreen

It’s the middle of the summer and for the life of me I cannot get the smell of sunscreen...

By Rachael Ross

Battle Homesickness

Being away from home can be a very traumatic experience for a child, and every camp has ways of...

By Rachael Ross

25 Thoughts Every Counselor Has On Arrival Day

Arrival day can be stressful time for almost everyone on site, from the parents leaving their children, campers leaving...

By Rachael Ross

Marshmallow roasting, the next olympic sport

At my camp we had “cabin night” once a week. During these “cabin nights” the counselors were in charge...

By Rachael Ross

On with the show!

It’s Thursday night here at my camp, which normally means a talent show for the entire camp to watch...

By Rachael Ross

A camper

You will find out at camp that there are people who were born to run around playing capture the...

By Rachael Ross

A very wise person

America is huge, with its rolling plains in the midwest, it’s mountains in the east coast, and vast amount...

By Rachael Ross

No Boys Allowed

Going to a all girls camp was something that I never thought would be an experience that I would...

By Rachael Ross

My First Plane Ride

This was my first experience going to America, I had never been on a plane before, never been anywhere...

By Rachael Ross

Classic Camp

Everyday at camp is full of surprises be it, shaving foam fights, random dance competitions, who can do the...

By Rachael Ross

The Little Things

There is no more revelry to wake me up, no more bells to tell me when an activity period...

By Rachael Ross

Things Only Camp Staff Will Get

It might be the middle of December and the warmth of summer camp is a memory that you try...

By Rachael Ross

What Is The Blob?

Most summer camps have a special activity or part of an activity that is high up on the campers...

By Rachael Ross

This One Time At Camp

Summer camp time is full of stories and memories that you will spout out to anyone who is interested...

By Rachael Ross

A camp counselor

I wanted to air out some of the top “bad” parts about being a counselor to make sure that...

By Rachael Ross

What Should I Bring?

Every summer camp will have its own packing list that they will give out to the counselors before arrival....

By Rachael Ross

How to Tie-Dye like a Champ

At summer camp there are so many great things happening all at once during the day that when you...

By Rachael Ross

My East Coast Exploration

After camp ended I didn’t need to go straight back to university so I took advantage of what America...

By Rachael Ross

Words that mean something else in the USA

Although Americans and the British both speak the English language, apparently the Americans wanted to change up some of...

By Rachael Ross

Staying Healthy at Camp

Summer camp is known for a lot of things; friendship, laughter, tan lines, water balloon fights, and deciding if...

By American Summers Team

The Man Cave

To the administration and parents our bunk is called 5B, but to the men that live inside, we are...

By Rachael Ross

Jacquelin Marquez Banos

Thanks to J1 program I got the chance to improve my English! Meet awesome people, discover new places, but...

By American Summers Team