2013-02-07 06:03:20 -
/EINPresswire.com/ The tradition of summer camps for young people has long been an American one. Want to attend a summer camp? America is the place to be! Camp Leaders offer a variety of different summer camps, yet nearly all have a strong patriotic American feel as the backbone.
So what sort of things can be expected on a summer camp in America? Well, for starters, there's a significant time difference, so staff should be prepared to wake up rather early for the first few mornings until they have adjusted. The time difference is between five and nine
hours behind the UK. Luckily, staff will find their days are so action packed and busy, it shouldn't be difficult to get a good night of sleep - they'll need it!
Most summer camp days will start at around 8am with a ceremonial flag raising, where the Pledge of Allegiance is recited. This is an important tradition, so whether staff decide to join in with it or not, it must be respected.
Breakfast will follow, with chants and singing games to get everyone revved up for the day of activities ahead. An American breakfast often contains a wider variety of foods - it's not just cereal and toast here! Make sure to sample as much as possible - pancakes with bacon and syrup are truly scrumptious!
The day of activities will then commence. This consists of around four different activity periods worked around an extended lunch and rest break. Of the many offering a summer camp America has some states with extremely hot climates. It is extremely hot during the summer months, so a rest period in the middle of the day, when the sun is at it's hottest, is a great idea. It will also allow staff and campers to recharge, ready to give the afternoon activities their all too.
'Down time' between activities and lunch or dinner is a great time to settle down and write letters to family and friends back home. It's also a good opportunity to chat candidly to your campers and learn lots about their individual personalities and home lives. You'll find it interesting learning more about the different states. With America such a large country, differences in accent and culture can vary massively from one state to another.
Camp staff should learn as much as they can about America on your next summer camp - it's a very interesting country!
Camp Leaders provide fantastic opportunities work in summer camps throughout America.
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