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Re: After Camp Travel

Beitrag von melody » 05 Feb 2008 08:21

600 international staff! Geeez what camp you heading to?!
I didnt ask how many staff work where i'm going, but I was told there are several other girls from aussie who are going there too, but Im the only one from adelaide....
Hows everyones after travel plans going? I havent really gotten anywhere with mine!

 
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Re: After Camp Travel

Beitrag von shayshay » 05 Feb 2008 08:30

no plans just yet!
Just flying over to new york a week before I leave then over to london

 
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Re: After Camp Travel

Beitrag von Leon in Brisbane » 05 Feb 2008 11:42

yeah apparently 400 US staff, 600 International staff. Seems too much to me, that would give more than a 1:1 staff to camper ratio. Probably more like 400-500 all up Id say. I'm not sure, I guess it depends if all staff work the full program, I know I am. I guess its a huge camp so there might be a heap fo camp power staff too.

Its Camp Frenchwoods in NY State, rich kids camp. Apparently Will Smith;s kids went there last year. Its a performing arts camp, but I'm hired as a sportsperson. Apparently kids show up in helicopters and sea planes on the lake n stuff.

Crazy...

It's gonna be funnnn

I was kinda ohping for a small rustic kinda camp, but got the opposite extreme. All good though, I'm stoked!

 
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Re: After Camp Travel

Beitrag von shayshay » 06 Feb 2008 00:54

LEON PLEASE SWAP!!!!
I WANTED TO GO TO THAT CAMP!!!!

Ive got a small rustic camp lol

I so wanted to go to frenchwoods =(

 
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Re: After Camp Travel

Beitrag von Leon in Brisbane » 06 Feb 2008 04:39

Really?

No deal!

Did you go to any of the recruitment fairs? They seemed to hire anybody at those things. Every camp at the Brisbane one offered me a position. So I had free choice.

Apparently as a 21/22 year male I am a valuable commodity (according to one of the directors) :D

 
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Re: After Camp Travel

Beitrag von shayshay » 06 Feb 2008 05:51

Hahahah acomodity explain?!?!?!

Nah didn't go to any of the camp fairs I wanted to be placed!
Should of gone lol

 
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Re: After Camp Travel

Beitrag von Leon in Brisbane » 06 Feb 2008 07:12

Well apparently there are precisely 3957123957130* 18 year old girls that want to go to camp, and almost as many 18 year old guys. But older, more experienced, skilled and responsible guys are harder to come by and in much greater demand.

Or so this director was telling me.

Either way, I got to pick and choose :) I too wouldve liked to have bene placed, I had been contacted by several camps prior, but I was keen to just know where I was going. Really glad I went now.



*approximation

 
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Re: After Camp Travel

Beitrag von shayshay » 06 Feb 2008 07:34

well then!!!!!
at my interview they sed I was lucky to have so much experience as an 18 yr old =)

 
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Re: After Camp Travel

Beitrag von melody » 06 Feb 2008 07:53

Thats heaps great Shayshay :D I got placed like three weeks before those job fairs came to SA, but I'm still happy with my camp.
Camp French Woods looks awesome though! Who wouldn't wanna go there!! :shock: You'll have a great summer anyways. Maybe you can try to get a placement there another time?

 
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Re: After Camp Travel

Beitrag von shayshay » 06 Feb 2008 07:56

Yeha thats what I was thinking aswell!!!!!!
I would love to go there even as a camper! lol
I know I'll love no matter what tho!

 
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Re: After Camp Travel

Beitrag von Leon in Brisbane » 18 Feb 2008 04:44

Appears I was mislead about my camp!

There are 600 campers and 250 staff!

Not sure what the guy at the job fair was on about. Oh well, sounds much more my style.. apparently they are very interested in my "martial arts skills"

This should be interesting indeed...

 
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Re: After Camp Travel

Beitrag von shayshay » 18 Feb 2008 04:46

hahahaha so where are you going after camp leon?!?!?!?!?!?

 
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Re: After Camp Travel

Beitrag von shayshay » 18 Feb 2008 04:46

hahahaha so where are you going after camp leon?!?!?!?!?!?
where is your camp situated?

 
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Re: After Camp Travel

Beitrag von Leon in Brisbane » 19 Feb 2008 04:35

My camp is in Upstate New York :)

As for after camp.. No idea.. whereever I want :) I'm not planning anything until the end of camp. Once my visa is up ill stumble into Canada and follow my nose around in there for 2 years. (may even return to camp the following year)

 
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Re: After Camp Travel

Beitrag von shayshay » 19 Feb 2008 04:39

OOOO upstate new york fancy!

Have you sold your bike yet?
How much have you got saved now?!?!?!??!

 
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Re: After Camp Travel

Beitrag von Leon in Brisbane » 19 Feb 2008 09:46

Nono not selling the bike for a few months yet, I still need transport to get around!

Got umm.. about $6500 sitting there earning my interest at the moment. It's not been going up much because I keep spending money on travel stuff. Bloody expensive this travel business.. gonna tick past the $2000 mark in the next couple of weeks.

I still aim to have oh.. say.. $10,000 when I leave Aus,thats after airfares and all others costs are paid. Fingers crossed.

 
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Re: After Camp Travel

Beitrag von shayshay » 20 Feb 2008 01:04

You are going to be working in Canada aren't you?
$10,000 isn't that much to be taking over for a couple of yrs!
Wow wish I had like $10,000 before I left!!!!

 
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Re: After Camp Travel

Beitrag von Leon in Brisbane » 20 Feb 2008 04:44

Haha yeah $10,000 (plus the ~$2000US I get from camp) wouldn't last all that long! I'llbe working in Canada, its why I'm there for 2 years. Basically just living there, rather than holidaying. Will probably limited myself to no more than 3 months in any one city or something, I don't want to fall into the same rut I am in here in Aus. Working and not much else!

 
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Re: After Camp Travel

Beitrag von shayshay » 20 Feb 2008 07:12

hahahah I would H8 to go work in a country where i'd be doing the same thing as i would be here......there would be no point in travelling!

 
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Re: After Camp Travel

Beitrag von drewvictor » 20 Feb 2008 16:21

Leon, Im pretty sure one of the WA Interviewers is heading back to Camp this year, and Im sure he mentioned Frenchwoods.. I know its a while down the track, but keep an eye out for a Perth bloke called Liam, big guy into writing and directing movies. Top bloke, really funny and great to talk to, so if he ends up at Frenchwoods, you will have a great summer...

Thats one thing that Camp America participants don't fully realise, that camps in America are a BIG tradition, so the rich kid camps that you mite get placed at also attract rich kids parents, including celebrities. Many, many stories of celebrities rocking up on parent-teacher day.. As on my camp, we had the French President Sarkozy's son at our camp for a few weeks. Nothing says fun like going for a midnight stumble to find a toilet and running into French Secret Service...

But do be mindful at the rich camps that you may well end up with some famous sport star or movie star's kids. Heck, they might need one camp just to accommodate all of Brangelina's kids...
"It's the kid inside of us that keeps us all from going crazy..."
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