Basically when you are placed, a few things happen. There will be a link on your Camp America website giving you details of your camp: Camp Director, websites, email address, phone numbers etc. It also will give you some basic info, might say what you need to bring, things like that. But once you have this info, and have had a look at the Camps website, you should make an effort to contact your Camp Director. Some camps will contact you, tho some wont. Mine didn't, I dropped my Camp Director an email, and spoke to the lady who did all the hiring. Its good to touch base, just introduce yourself a little more personally, ask if there is anything specific you need to bring, as some camps have special festival days etc, you can ask what they provide (ie bedding, uniforms). Also its good to discuss transport to the camp; most camps will pick you up from the airport or bus/train station closest to that camp. Sometimes you will have to get to camp directly. If you havnt met anyone on the forum, or know of anyone going to your camp, do what I did. I asked for a few people's email addresses of those going to camp, so you can Facebook/Myspace them before you meet them in America. Also useful to see if there is anyone going from your state, so you could possibly organise flights and such together.
But once you have been placed, you know exactly when and where you are going, you can start thinking of booking flights. Hopefully you have already been shopping around, but now is the time to hit up your parents for that awesome Christmas present.
"It's the kid inside of us that keeps us all from going crazy..."