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    (Original post by x_dwin_ffeimys_x)
    a cool!!
    I'm still undecided to which city to visit..
    but grand canyon is a deffinate
    what date did you leave the US?

    Yeh definately go see it!! Was actually amazing.. couldn't believe the view in front of me really! It took 2 days for us to drive there though!

    I didn't decide until I was there! So don't worry too much - you will prob make plans with people at camp!

    I left 3rd august
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    (Original post by Holamigo)
    Yeh definitely go see it!! Was actually amazing.. couldn't believe the view in front of me really! It took 2 days for us to drive there though!

    I didn't decide until I was there! So don't worry too much - you will prob make plans with people at camp!

    I left 3rd august
    wow thats mega early...so you went sight seeing and stuff on your days off?
    I was thinking of leaving around the 10th of September
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    (Original post by x_dwin_ffeimys_x)
    wow thats mega early...so you went sight seeing and stuff on your days off?
    I was thinking of leaving around the 10th of September

    Well my camp started in May.. and we had like 1 week off in between to travel... and i had run out of money when it came to the end so had to leave early! Would have loved to gone to new york with the others..but simply couldn't afford it!
    SO def go to New York!!!!
    Also wanted to be back for clearing day for Uni's! because i tried to get in for this September! but no joy lol
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    (Original post by Holamigo)
    Well my camp started in May.. and we had like 1 week off in between to travel... and i had run out of money when it came to the end so had to leave early! Would have loved to gone to new york with the others..but simply couldn't afford it!
    SO def go to New York!!!!
    Also wanted to be back for clearing day for Uni's! because i tried to get in for this September! but no joy lol
    aa ok I'm not going untill the 17th of June...I'm worried that I will not have a placement coz I can't go earlier (exams > )
    I hope I get a placement at Uni, or I'm scrwed, I'll miss clearing and everything, 2nd year out will do me fine though
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    17th of June isn't too late I wouldn't worry too much about being placed.
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    (Original post by x_dwin_ffeimys_x)
    aa ok I'm not going untill the 17th of June...I'm worried that I will not have a placement coz I can't go earlier (exams > )
    I hope I get a placement at Uni, or I'm scrwed, I'll miss clearing and everything, 2nd year out will do me fine though

    17th of june isn't too late at all! May is quite early to go! Most camps start around 13th june i'd say!
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    (Original post by Holamigo)
    17th of june isn't too late at all! May is quite early to go! Most camps start around 13th june i'd say!
    I've just been reading the forum on CA website, and people are all ready getting placed....this makes me nervous haha, but I do know there is plenty of time!!
    plus I changed my availability date from 22/5 to 17/6 but it still says 22/5 on the application form, but says 17/6 on my homepage :rolleyes:
    and I can't log in to the forum to comment...it annoys me...
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    (Original post by x_dwin_ffeimys_x)
    I've just been reading the forum on CA website, and people are all ready getting placed....this makes me nervous haha, but I do know there is plenty of time!!
    plus I changed my availability date from 22/5 to 17/6 but it still says 22/5 on the application form, but says 17/6 on my homepage :rolleyes:
    and I can't log in to the forum to comment...it annoys me...

    ahaha this bit really annoyed me - you can't leave comments for a while.. until your app is circulating or it might be a bit after that! I used to try for weeks and it never worked lol! so annoying.
    Also I lost count the amount of times a changed my availability date - so don't worry they go by what it is on your homepage.

    I waited 3 whole months until I got placed so please don't worry! ( you have applied early anyway) I was actually going to give up the day before I was placed- I was on the CA forum saying I was going to withdraw my application because i just needed to know what I was doing over the summer! next day got a phonecall from my camp director! Sooo glad I waited.

    So you just have to hang in there! Some people get placed quicker than others because they go to recruitment fairs - which they hire them on the spot.
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    I'm sure you'll do fine! Found out today I have been placed which is v exicting, don't know much at this stage as I have to email then to find out more about my role Its at Camp Anne which is for adults and chidlren with special needs... think thats why I found out so soon as it not the most popular option. Feels more real now!
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    eeeeeeee iv just confirmed my interview and im really excited and felt like telling someone so iv put it on here what sort of thing did people wear? sorry if this has already been asked a million times
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    Well June 17th better not be late because thats around the date I'm available from..... my college dont actually end till July lol...... but before i applied for my course i mentioned camp america and the woman said that if i hand in all my assignments in on time then i can leave early june...... hope shes right..... if not then i dont care im still going CA! lol

    I just want my application sent off already, but im still waiting for my annoying teacher to give me back my reference he forgot to sign, its been a week now and he still hasnt replied!! .... all i need is that reference my application is done!

    (Original post by isnt_it_ironic)
    eeeeeeee iv just confirmed my interview and im really excited and felt like telling someone so iv put it on here what sort of thing did people wear? sorry if this has already been asked a million times
    Most people just go casual..... i went smart casual though because i didnt wanna look like a slob haha, i wore black jeans with a nice top, and my coat lol... Good Luck
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    (Original post by beckillas)
    I'm sure you'll do fine! Found out today I have been placed which is v exicting, don't know much at this stage as I have to email then to find out more about my role Its at Camp Anne which is for adults and chidlren with special needs... think thats why I found out so soon as it not the most popular option. Feels more real now!
    Nice wooon!!
    it does sound that the special need camps have givena few placements out...I didn't object to work on one, but had no experience with them
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    Hey Guys! Hows application process going? I am in the process of sorting out my application for my second year at camp! Cant wait to go back? who is everyone applying through? I am going through BUNAC again They were really good first time round and second time you get a fantastic deal regarding your flights and pay!

    Has anyone been placed yet? I am going back to an all girls camp in New hampshire! Was fantastic If anyone has any questions about camp feel free to ask!

    Tasha
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    (Original post by NatashaScotland)
    Hey Guys! Hows application process going? I am in the process of sorting out my application for my second year at camp! Cant wait to go back? who is everyone applying through? I am going through BUNAC again They were really good first time round and second time you get a fantastic deal regarding your flights and pay!

    Has anyone been placed yet? I am going back to an all girls camp in New hampshire! Was fantastic If anyone has any questions about camp feel free to ask!

    Tasha
    did you have to get another cbr check? It really annoyed me having to shell out more money..
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    (Original post by NatashaScotland)
    Hey Guys! Hows application process going? I am in the process of sorting out my application for my second year at camp! Cant wait to go back? who is everyone applying through? I am going through BUNAC again They were really good first time round and second time you get a fantastic deal regarding your flights and pay!

    Has anyone been placed yet? I am going back to an all girls camp in New hampshire! Was fantastic If anyone has any questions about camp feel free to ask!

    Tasha

    Hi Tasha,

    I've recently been accepted onto BUNAC and been informed that my app has gone over to the US placement office =] Excitemnt is too much now!!

    How long did it take for you to get placed on your first year??
    What Camp did you go to on your first year??

    :woo:
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    (Original post by x_dwin_ffeimys_x)
    Nice wooon!!
    it does sound that the special need camps have givena few placements out...I didn't object to work on one, but had no experience with them

    Less people are interested in special needs camps so there are nearly always places going!
    I never had any experience either neither had most of the other counsellors who got placed there!
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    (Original post by NatashaScotland)
    Hey Guys! Hows application process going? I am in the process of sorting out my application for my second year at camp! Cant wait to go back? who is everyone applying through? I am going through BUNAC again They were really good first time round and second time you get a fantastic deal regarding your flights and pay!

    Has anyone been placed yet? I am going back to an all girls camp in New hampshire! Was fantastic If anyone has any questions about camp feel free to ask!

    Tasha
    Hi Natasha,

    Please don't take offence to this, but why are you going back through BUNAC? If you have already been through your camp can you not do it direct this time and arrange it through your camp.

    The only reason I ask is because I went to camp through Camp America in 2008, and went back this summer and am going again next summer but applied through my camp directly. They still sponsor you and my camp paid for my visa, and gave me $300 towards my flights on top of my normal salary. I'm sure this is the case for most camps. Camp America were really helpful in helping me understand everything the first time around but they make you pay to apply through them, pay for your own visa plus the money for your flights gets taken out of your salary. I assume if you've been to camp before you can speak to your camp director and just tell him you want to go back!!!

    Just an idea
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    Hey, i'm doing the application at the moment and am strugging to find pictures to put on. I'm not specialised in any sports or arts but i'm willing to give everything a try..is this a problem if you don't have a specific hobby that you're great at? I really have no idea what photos to upload I literally don't have any pics of any hobbies that I do or did. I have photos of me swimming on holiday etc but really stuck..any advice would be great thanku!! xxx
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    Yeah, this is what baffles me; do we have to be specialised in sports or another activity? Because tbh, I haven't had hobbies for few years now, so don't know what to put in :dontknow: I've just done volunteering couple of times and that's it.
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    On my app I put down Horse Riding, Arts and Crafts, Swimming, Cycling and Orineteering & those last three were hobbies ive not really done for years... You could always put something general like swimming/cycling down. Im really hoping my 14 years exprience of horse riding will secure me a place.
    Im so nervous ;( Ive got my interview on the 3rd of December, what sort of things do they ask etc?
 
 
 
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