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Random musings about food, tech and life



I’ve already started making preparations by buying things which I’ll need for camp. Hopefully getting things done now will mean not needing to stress nearer the time. Olivia suggested I wait until the January sales to get some of the stuff (mostly the warm clothing I’ll need for the evenings). The list I have so far consists of:

  • Flashlight (I bought the LED Lenser Police Tech Focus Torch)
  • Swim wear and shorts
  • Cap
  • Hoodies and warm clothes
  • Flag of Great Britain (for people to sign)
  • Plug convertor
  • iPod (unsure whether to get a shuffle or nano)
  • Prescription swimming goggles
  • Towel
  • Pyjamas
  • Trainers and sandals
  • Extra memory cards
  • Wellington boots (might buy these in America)
  • Sleeping bag (I like the Lippi Selk Bag)
  • Rubber chicken, or I might take my PGTips monkey

I still need to pay the mandatory medical insurance (£165), travel surcharges (£178), baggage insurance (£62), VISA costs ($131) and the cost of the American Red Cross Lifeguard qualification which will set me back a further £90.

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I finally puckered up the courage and applied for Camp America for Summer 2009. I got the wonderful news yesterday that I’ll be off to Camp Burgess on June 20th, right up until August 28th.

Camp Burgess is on the east coast of Massachusetts, and a stones throw away (relatively) from New York. It’s also near the infamous Cape Cod. I’ve opted to be a general counsellor, which means I’ll get to try lots of different and interesting things!

I’m also preparing for my American Red Cross Lifeguard qualification, and trying my best to perfect my front crawl. At the camp I’ll be teaching and assisting with Arts & Crafts (Origami), Photography, Multimedia (Video/Photo editing), Cooking, Swimming and Nature.

I’ll try my best to keep the journal updated as frequently as I can over the next couple of months – I don’t think I’ll get much of an opportunity once I’m there!


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