Are you considering AmeriCamp, but still have doubts? Check-out the points below, allay any fears and prepare for an awesome Summer in 2019:
Form Close Friendships
After spending 9 weeks or more with your fellow Campers, you form friendships that will most likely last you a lifetime. They are different to the friendships that you make at School. You live with them for the whole time you are at AmeriCamp!
Develop Life Skills
Americamp looks great on your CV! It allows you to improve the skills you already have and pick up some new ones. Teamwork is a great example, as you have to be able to work with other people and set aside your differences to accept people for who they are.
Unplug From Technology and Become Physically Active
Take a break from the TV, Mobile Phones, and the Internet and engage with the real world through meeting new people, and trying out new activities. Many people spend so much time inside and don’t exercise much. However AmeriCamp provides a wonderful opportunity to get out of your house and explore – it’s time to get active and stimulate yourself!
Develop a New Hobby
AmeriCamp allows you to try new activities and step out of your comfort zone; you might find that you have enjoyed the activity a lot more than you thought and would like to do it more often as a hobby.
Grow More Confident
You may choose to take part in AmeriCamp not knowing anyone else that is going. This may seem daunting initially, but this will allow you to step out of your comfort zone, interact with new people and engage in activities, improving your communication skills.
Grow More Independent
This may be the first time you are staying away from home for a long period of time. You are learning to do things for yourself, which you may not have ever needed to do at home at your age before.
Appreciate Life at Home
When you step into the real world, you begin to realise and appreciate your life at home. You are away from your family and friends for 9 weeks or more, when you get home you might rekindle a few lost friendships.
Explore New Cultures
AmeriCamp gives you the perfect opportunity to embrace the American culture. It’s very interesting to explore what the differences are between the American culture and British culture: food, slight change in language, sports, and more to discover.
Travel to Exciting Places
You get to travel to America and work on a camp for 9 weeks or more. This is the perfect opportunity for you to explore the local area of your camp, and when you finish Camp you can travel to any other states and enjoy the beautiful attractions.
You will never forget the experience you will have at AmeriCamp; it will stay with you for the rest of your life. After you have had your first experience of Camp you won’t want to stop there. For many, Camp is a catalyst for further travel, and you may want to carry on experiencing more places, making more memories and friends in the process.
Ready to take the first steps towards your American adventure? Submit your details HERE; we’d love you see you Stateside in 2019!