Our Favorite Evening Entertainments

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The highlight of camp for many campers, and staff too, are the evening entertainments. It doesn’t take long to get into the spirit of evening entertainment, where almost anything goes, and everybody gets to run around and exhaust themselves before heading to bed.
What can you expect as a staff member participating in an evening entertainment? To get dressed up, have sponges thrown at you, to arm wrestle 100 campers in one sitting – basically, anything that is fun (and probably messy!) happens. But with so many evening entertainments run in all of our different camps, which are the ones to look forward to?

1. Cluedo

Campers and staff absolutely love Cluedo. A variation of the board game, this evening sees some staff members dress up and re-enact a murder scene (PG of course), before

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hiding around camp. The campers must then go and get clues from them, in order to see who the murderer is. It deserves its place on this list because of how entertaining it is to see monitors dressed up as hula girls, old men, Cristiano Ronaldo…Not only that but it is fiercely competitive, and that only can make an evening entertainment better.

2. Capture the Flag

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Borja dressed up for intercamp

Speaking of competitiveness… Capture the Flag is the evening entertainment that will see the campers reaching new levels in order to do what they can to win for their Colour War Team. It needs careful refereeing, as even the sweetest and most angelic camper can be tempted to cheat. But, it is unbelievable fun, with campers sprinting to bring their flag back to home base whilst also trying to protect their sash and remove others from the game. Staff get a good induction to this game, as it is often played in Training Week, meaning they get a taste of how good it is before camp has even begun.

3. TECS Factor

TECS Factor is an evening entertainment that requires a lot of preparation by the staff and campers beforehand, but it is most definitely worth it. Campers practice and perfect a performance in groups before the scheduled evening, and then perform it in front of all the others, and a panel of judges. Rated out of ten by each judge, there is usually a case of somebody taking on the Simon Cowell role. The best TECS Factor events are when not only the campers perform, but the staff do too – be that by playing their guitar, ukulele, or even singing In The Jungle.

4. Natural Disasters

Exactly what it sounds like (or not!), in Natural Disasters campers are competing not only with each other, but against floods, tornados and snow storms. As they try to build a tower of cardboard boxes and other recyclable items as high as possible, by using sellotape and duct tape and also winning more materials, their structures are attacked by monitors brandishing foam, water guns and tennis balls, all of which have the potential to damage their structure. Fast paced, exciting and guaranteed to result in at least one camper in each leader group wet and covered in shaving foam, Natural Disasters is an evening entertainment campers won’t forget.

5. Casino Night

A list of the best evening entertainments would not be complete without Casino Night. A true classic, returnee campers are looking forward to it from the beginning of camp, and are eagerly explaining how it works to those who have not been to camp before. Campers compete by doing lots of different small competitions to win tokens, which allow them to nominate a staff member to be covered in gunk, a goeeey messy liquid.

Gunk Night
Gunk Night

Other honorable mentions must go to Family Fortunes, often run as part of English Day and based on the TV show, as well as Gala Night, a fancy meal for older campers, and of course It’s a Knockout, which includes some mad relay races!

Worked on camp before and got a different favourite evening entertainment? Or want to work on camp this year and have a great idea for a new event we could run? Comment and let us know!

Everything you need to know about TECS Summer Camp venues

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Our camps are located in different places, all of them distinct. But what do you need to know about each venue… and which venue is the best?! This is really a matter of opinion, and staff tend to finish the summer claiming that their site is far superior to the others, regardless of where they worked…

Having worked (or at least visited!) nearly all of our venues, I can safely argue why each camp site is great, in its own way.

Family Camp Puertotakes place in a private school, called El Centro Ingles. During the year, its numbers include 800 students and nearly 200 staff, and so it is very well equipped. Computer rooms, sports facilities, classrooms – it has it all, and on top of that it is in a town, so bars, restaurants and supermarkets are always only a short walk away. Not to mention the fact that a new building is currently being built. Being close to lots of amenities is not to be underestimated, but this is not the thing I enjoy most about working in FCP… My favourite thing about this camp’s location is how close it is to the beach! Working on summer camp is a treat when you get to go to the beach and have fun with the campers there.

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Family Camp Staff

Not far away from El Puerto and Family Camp is the site where we have Magic Village and Little Village. This location is absolutely stunning – a rural hotel, with cabins, green areas and a terrace with stunning views of the mountains. This location gives a very special feel to the camp. There is nothing like coming down to breakfast or dinner from the cabins and looking out on the Andalusian countryside. A perfect example of how beautiful is that it is a popular venue for weddings! Another great advantage of this site, aside from how stunning it is, is that it has the perfect mix between being secluded and yet being close to amenities. The town is a 15 minute walk away, so the camp has the feeling of being separate, yet civilization is still within reach.

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Little Village

Working in Family Camp Gredos has definitely been one of my favourite camp experiences, and part of this is due to the camp venue. Perhaps the most rural of all our sites, in the mountains near Madrid, it has a similar set-up to Magic and Little Village – wooden cabins, a swimming pool and grass areas. A big advantage of Family Camp Gredos is the wonderful sports facilities – tennis courts, basketball courts and a horse riding paddock! There is so much space to run a wide range of sports, meaning that working as a monitor you have lots of options for running activities. Not only that, but if you are interested in a different teaching experience, nearly all the classrooms in Gredos are outdoors. This is great for teacher and students alike, as it really helps it to not feel like a school classroom situation, and means there are endless opportunities and space for games and dynamic teaching.

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Anglo Camp is the newest and most northern of our sites, located in Palencia. The site is purpose built for camps, which naturally makes it a great location! It is also enormous – it has two residences, one for boys and one for girls, two canteens, a giant grassy field, swimming pool, basketball courts – I could go on and on! There is even a hotel on site, although we don’t use this during camp J Aside from having so many facilities, the site also benefits from being close to a river – great for a walk and a refreshing swim on your time off. Like Little Village, it has a town about a 20 minute walk away.

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Two of our camps take place in houses – TECS Land Wales (held, unsurprisingly in… Wales!) and TECS College (in El Puerto de Santa Maria). The advantages of being in a house speak for themselves – amenities of the kitchen and sitting room give a very homely feel, and the possibilities for activities and evening entertainments are plentiful! Of course, being in a house also means working with a much smaller group of campers, which really gives these camps a unique and intimate feel.

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It’s hard to summarise all the ins and outs of all the camp venues in one article – but if one thing is clear is that all of them are great, in their own and different ways. If you’re interested about seeing more pictures and information about our different camps, you can read their venue page – and if you want to work on summer camp after reading about our fabulous venues, apply here.

My Mission Statement – Camp Year-Round Coordinator

This year, I (Jenny!) have started working as the camp year round coordinator. As TECS asks all its staff to do, I’ve written a mission statement for my position and for the year ahead – and here it is! By writing this I  have a clear idea of my goals and aims for the year ahead – I also have a motivating tool, as by rereading my mission statement, I can motivate my future self.

My Mission Statement

I will dedicate myself to each part of my role to ensure I complete my tasks to the best of my ability. I will balance each role well, depending on the challenges and strains that are happening at the time – making sure that I never neglect any position, but recognizing that differing amounts of effort and focus will be needed at different times.

As a teacher in the academy, I will help my students to improve their level of English, by having well planned, fun lessons. When in the classroom, I will be focused on teaching the class to the best of my ability. I will manage my classes well, both by classroom management and by reflecting on where I can improve, in general areas, with each group that I teach and with individual students. I will be a positive member of the team, contributing and receptive to feedback and any improvements I can make. I will also believe in each of my students, and I will see improvements in all of them throughout the year.

Working on the school camps, I will make sure that the children have a great experience – inside and outside the classroom. Whilst on a school camp, I will give great energy and presence to the program, and I will also be enthusiastic and dedicated to the preparation that comes beforehand, knowing that it plays an integral part in how successful the school camp is. I will help the other people working at the school camp to do the best job possible – be that through resources, motivation, support or all of the above! I will also enjoy each school camp as much as I can.

Any work I do helping to prepare for summer camp will be informed by my experience and knowledge from previous years, and I will always think on how best I can incorporate this into my work. I will bring my passion and enthusiasm for summer camp into each task, regardless of what it is.

In all of my roles, I will be patient and self-reflective. If I am stressed, I will manage it well, and not transfer it or take it out on others. I will use my strengths to aid the people I work with, and I will continuously improve on my weaknesses, sometimes by myself and at other times by asking for others help and support. I will maintain my own personal high standards, but never allow them to be the standards to which I hold other people.

5 Challenges of Summer Camp Work (and why they are worth it!)

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Working on summer camp is a whole load of fun and new experiences, but it is not without its challenges. There are lots of things that challenge us on summer camp (the possibility of being covered in gunk is one of them!) – here are the most common challenges, how to overcome them, and why they are worth it!

Responsibility

Undoubtedly one of the biggest challenges of working on summer camp is being responsible for children. As the majority of our monitors and teachers are young people, they may never have had experience being responsible for another person before, never mind a tiny kid! Whilst supported by our coordinators, the staff are first hand responsible for looking after the campers – this can involve watching them brush their teeth, teaching them to put their clothes in the laundry basket, and making sure they are eating their breakfast, lunch and dinner.

This may be daunting, but it is definitely one of the most rewarding areas of camp. To see your group of campers, sleeping soundly, knowing that you helped them to get through all the small, complicated parts of the day, makes you truly feel like you are making a difference to their camp experience.

We help staff to cope with the responsibility of being a surrogate parent to their campers by firstly giving them a comprehensive training week, to equip them with tools and skills which will help them. When camp gets started, we also have daily meetings with the coordinators, who having been staff members themselves, once were a camper’s surrogate parent too, and are able to offer first hand advice.

Working in the heat

The south of Spain gets hot in July and August… very hot! Sometimes temperatures are in the high thirties, meaning both campers and staff can get tired and sunburnt. Of course, the positives definitely outweigh the negatives – being able to spend lots of time outside, at the beach, in the pool, is the perfect summer camp environment – nobody likes the rain!  We also make sure to have lots of water activities for our campers – water balloons and sponges are very important and are used very frequently. Nonetheless, it can be an adjustment for those of us who are used to the Irish wind and English rain to get used to constant sun. Staff are often seen carrying litre water bottles around to help with the heat, as well as constantly applying suncream – the heat can also result in monitors and teachers spending 90% of their time off in the pool or at the beach!

 

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Cabin fever

Everybody always talks about the ‘camp bubble’ – working and living on camp you tend to forget about the outside world, and your morning, noon and night revolve around camp life. Sometimes, this can be a big challenge – your brain can feel like it really needs a rest from thinking and talking about camp constantly. Luckily, this challenge is easily remedied in many different ways – taking a quick phone call from home in your break lets you briefly escape, as does making an effort to have a conversation with someone about something other than camp (sounds simple, but you wouldn’t believe how much you talk about the campers and that days antics over anything else when on camp!). Getting off site always gives some respite also – whether it be going for an ice-cream, a coffee, or some tapas on your night off, you really appreciate the outside world like you haven’t before. The funniest thing is, that after one of these breaks you find yourself looking forward to seeing the campers and other staff members again!

Tiredness

Camp is a 24/7 environment, filled with energy and excitement, and anybody who has worked with children before knows how tiring it can be. A definite challenge of summer camp work is feeling tired, and knowing you have to keep going. Different people cope with this in different ways – many staff swear by a nap in their time off to recuperate, and having a full day off on the weekend also comes in handy to catch up on some rest. We all look out for each other on summer camp too – working as a team and supporting each other only makes the work easier, and so helping out a very tired teammate can really make their day easier. But ultimately, the thing that makes the tiredness both worth it, and also helps it disappear, is the campers. Sometimes you feel ready to fall into bed, but you see the campers excited for Capture the Flag and you feed off their energy. You may feel your eyelids dropping, but then a camper asks you to sing a song and your energy lifts. Even something as simple as a hug or a smile from the campers helps you to forget about the tiredness and focus on having fun with them.

Saying goodbye to the campers (and staff) and returning to the real world

At the end of each fortnight of camp, emotional scenes are aplenty – campers and staff alike cry as they say goodbye to their new found friends, and to their monitors and teachers. It’s often difficult to find a dry eyed staff member during departures, as many hugs and tearful farewells fill the camp. It’s definitely a challenge of summer camp that after two weeks of caring and helping the camper, you say goodbye, not knowing if you’ll see them again.

Once all the campers have left and camp has finished, it’s time for another goodbye – this time to the staff with whom you have worked and spent almost every living minute with for the past two, four or even eight weeks.  Emotions always run high as staff say their goodbyes, and thank yous to those who have made a difference to their camp experience. After spending so long with the other staff members, it is a bit surreal not to see them first and last thing every day – the separation anxiety we feel after summer is a real challenge! However, it only stands to the great bonds the team has and the real friends we make.

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Making a difference

Ultimately, every challenge on summer camp is worth it because we make a difference to the campers who attend our camps. By being their surrogate parents and taking full responsibility for them, by helping them stay cool and play games in the pool, by pushing through our tiredness to make evening entertainment the best ever, we really help the campers in many different ways. There is no better reason than that to work on summer camp!

The Difference between a Monitor and a Teacher!

Here at Tecs Summer Camps we really value our staff and the development of every individual we recruit for our summer camps.

A monitor is a person who provides the well-being and welfare of the kids more or less 24 hours of the day with responsibility of 12 kids every hour of the day unless on their break of course. A monitor is FUN and OUTGOING! Monitors are enthusiastic and and loud and energetic and constantly happy and consistent. We really value our monitors because our monitors at tecs summer camps are different in every camp but everyone is looked up to by all of our campers. The campers come from all over spain and some have never been away from home longer than a night! The kids really look up to the monitors as a mother or father figure and its amazing to see the bonding that comes from a child and a monitor in a period of 2 weeks! Why not start now? Make a difference and apply as a monitor and make memories that last a lifetime!

One of our monitors with her group of girls! The fun begins here!!

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A teacher is very similar to a monitor. Loud, outgoing, friendly and a role model! We love to provide a fun English learning environment for students at our summer camps whether it be a full English immersion or pre-teen total immersion, every camp has native English teachers and gives full educational and dynamic English classes. Teachers are fun and weird and quirky!! We spend hours planning awesome classes and give it 110%!! If you think you have what it takes to be a teacher apply now! Seek to improve the education in a childs life! Work with us!

Below you can see what its like to be a Teacher! Fun!!

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The Key to ¨Staying Fit¨ on Summer Camp!

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How to stay healthy on Camp?!  ( in other words Fit with a capital F )

 

Staying healthy is a big part of our society nowadays. Some agree and some disagree but living a healthy life leads to a healthy future both mentally and physically.

 

Well we know from experience here at camp that many people find it challenging to stay healthy at camp, with strict meal plans and being vegan or non-dairy or gluten free it’s hard to accommodate all of our staff the diets they come here hoping to receive. We do our very BEST to ensure our staff are fed in some kind of very similar plate that is requested based on their diet.

 

Apart from diets we have people that come here having NO CLUE what Spanish food is! It’s not easy to transition from having all the food you want handed to you from a typical university buffet or supermarket where you can buy LITERALLY anything you want when you’re hungry. Well it’s not that easy at camp at times..

Some ways to overcome either gaining lots of weight or losing weight would be eating more often. We have supermarkets in towns nearby or walking distance. You need to consistently stay hydrated. The weather is hot and the sun is scorching and the humidity drains the energy levels, but having the right energy in your body from essential foods and water for hydration you are bound to stay one HAPPY STAFF MEMBER!

Here at camp we have countryside locations in the mountains and hills that continue to go up and up. We also have very spread out facilities with lots and lots of stairs and a lot of the time you are going up and down all day long and constantly on your feet. This is bound to keep you in the shape you expect but if you’re not getting the right sleep it really catches up to you!

 

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Some real honest but true ways to stay fit are:

 

Avoid drinking lots of soda from the vending machines! It’s great until you crash from the sugar and its very bad for your teeth!

Instead of eating crisps stick to fruit!

Many staff get the munchies throughout the day and when they get down time to relax its those hard cravings for junk food which end in picking the worst item possible from the vending machine!

You don’t always need seconds!

Food is filling in summer and often you don’t always need seconds so think of it like 4 to 5 meals a day in good proportion!! Eat enough but don’t overdo it. Especially if you have to be walking around a lot immediately after lunch!

Sleep!!

Use your time break time to sleep and get a good night’s sleep! Sleep contributes to energy and energy comes from rest and diet!

Sanitation

Wash your hands and constantly use hand sanitizer as staying clean and having good hygiene leads to good health!

Many staff will underestimate how many germs really spread around in summer camp here by touching handles and kids coming with colds it’s bound to pass on to someone else!! I highly recommend keeping a bottle of hand sanitizer in your room!

 

Late night refrigerator munchies:

Many staff find their solution to hunger after a good ol’ night out of partying to come back and raid the left overs in the fridge and canteen. Ideally this isn’t good but we all love those late night snacks after a good night of dancing!

In other words don´t be this person

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Sharing drinks with other staff:

The title says it all but the more you ¨share¨ with someone else for example a bottle of water or can of coke you´re  bound to get some kind of illness that eventually gets passed around at camp..

 

Change your bed sheets.

Often, staff will forget to change their bed sheet because the cleaning ladies will leave them on the bed and they will just toss the sheets into a corner. You contribute lots of dirty fluids or germs in your sleep and its hot and the rooms are not very aired out so trust me, it can be very healthy to sleep in clean sheets !

 

Mosquitoes:

In summer these things are everywhere and they are unforgivable when it comes to red bumps all over and many people have allergic reactions from them so bring some kind of cream!

 

Clothing:

Having the right clothing for nights off is essential, because even though the heat is insane here, some days the nights get very cold and you don’t want to wake up with a head cold or flu at camp!

Wash the Gunk out of your hair!

Gunk is good but it also can get you really ill if you’re not careful as it is truly disgusting!

Singing Camp Songs!!

Camp chants are a great way of exercise especially if you are that camp staff member that really gets into the song and goes BANANAS!!  B-A-N-A-N-A-S

 

These are just from our staff experiences and little bit of knowledge I want to share with you if you are that person that wants to stay fit like myself! 🙂 

Tecs Excursions!

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What is the first thing you think of when you think of excursions? A shore excursion from a cruise ship in the bahamas? a time to get away from the school grounds? All of these are possible ideas! I remember growing up as a kid in the states we had ¨field trips¨ which were similar but in a different name but I knew it was time to leave the classroom and be outside!

Here at tecs summer camps we have the highest feedback from our excursions! We provide transport and quality into a safe fun filled excursion, with safety and care of every one of our campers!

 

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  • Our nature park here in Cadiz where kids can ride mountain bikes and go kayaking and ride the tram and see the nature!

A super fun and education full day experience in various regions of Spain offered by our company to fulfill the child’s memory of everything they did that day on camp!

The BEST time of the camp is Saturday’s excursion departures!

Excursions are the best part of the camp because the kids get to leave the facilities and go to a new place together as a group! Excursions take place in a variety of locations all over Andalucía region of Spain and north of Spain known  as castilla y leon.

A Flash back of excursions done at our summer camps!

  • Santi Petri where water sports and sun tans come nicely!

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  • Pre-warning: If you make it to this excursion bring EXTRA sun cream because it’s very very hot and no shade!!

 

  • Crocodile park exhibits and feeding frenzy, Malaga

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Water Sports Extravaganza in the mountains of Cadiz! 

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A Piece of Gibraltar Where monkeys see monkeys do!

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Isla Magica in Seville where thrill seekers meet their makers!

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Bus Bonding time on the way to Excursions!!

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Warner Bros Theme Park!!! Madrid, Spain

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Jerez ( Cadiz ) Zoo! You can look but cant touch!

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These are just a handful of excursions we offer here at Tecs Summer Camps but we strive to make them the best experience for the kids and our staff!

What its like being a teacher on camp!

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Being a Teacher on Summer Camp:

 

Being a Camp Teacher on summer camp isn’t the same as being a teacher like we had growing up. Every single person has a memory of at least one teacher from growing up. Whether the person was particularly inspiring or encouraging or flat out challenging, everyone remembers his or her favorite teacher.

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Summer camp is a different scenario. Our teachers are taught to deliver the best to the kids and make the 2 weeks the kids have as impacting as one trimester they may have in their lifetime. We want them to challenge themselves but importantly have FUN in the class. A teacher is looked up to and learned from. Each kid is different and in more demand than the other. When you have a class of 12 kids there is always going to be a variety of different personalities and challenges that arise. One thing I can say is take a deep breath and relax. Classes aren’t meant to be a 4 hour intensive course on grammar points. They are much more interactive and involving. Classes at camp have meanings. Each day is prepped and organized to inform them about camp and teach them vocab and expression they can use at camp.

 

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Some say it’s wonderful some say it’s physically challenging. Well, let me tell you it’s something that isn’t easy and sure takes a kick start to get in the swing of!

What you do on camp?

Teachers use their evening time during evening entertainment planning awesome lessons so they can deliver a great lesson at 9am!

Do teachers get much sleep on camp?

Well, it depends on what you do after your planning time – either get a good nights sleep or make the decision to stay up late and socialize

Whats it like teaching Spanish children?

Its very fun! They love to know where you are from! Teacher bonding time is amazing and teachers really get to know their students well!

 Do we have enough stationery on camp? 

Of course we do! Sometimes things become limited when your up in the mountains or a rural area but thats when creativity sets in and open minded people brainstorm solutions!

In other words hold the questions and finish the read you will really have a general understanding of our camp teachers life..

The weather is hot in camp and teacher planning can run into sleeping time but your 9am classes are expected to be the most educational part of the day for your students! On the bright side of being a teacher at summer camp is such a great role because you are looked up to! You show them new games and class activities that they go home with new games and memories to share with their friends. You make creative projects that are taken home to show their parents and friends! You are the person that they will remember for summers ahead! Tecs teachers get to teach classes both inside a classroom and outside in the nature so you really get to use your surroundings and the kids love every minute of it. I think being a teacher has changed me for the better! I love knowing that my students walk away with new expressions and new phrases and new vocabulary that may never be learned except at tecs summer camps!

Would you like to cherish this moment? This is truly a real teaching experience at camp!

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Top 15 Gift Ideas for Summer Camp Staff!

1.) A GO PRO!  –   

 

Maybe your staring at this photo wondering why would you need this camera when I got an iphone 6s? Think twice. Want incredible photos and videos with an easy to carry lightweight grip? This is is your go to device for summer! Go pros capture EVERYTHING! This little device is powerful enough to get that extra crisp recording or photo of every detailed moment you have on camp! Who wouldn’t want a nice HD video super high tech megapixel camera to share some of the best memories from camp for friends. This is your go to camera staff members! 

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Oh and if you really don´t believe me check out this video below recorded on a go pro and click HD!

 

 

2.) Face Paint 

 

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Whats better then having all kinds of face paint for decorating yourself and the campers faces like ENGLISH DAY and ARTS AND CRAFTS time! 

 

3.) Beige Shorts 

 

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   Beige shorts are key to cleanliness and they feel so crisp once you put on a new pair! I must say these are my favorite classy uniform look in the summer! If you don´t want those tan lines just roll them up! 

4.) GUNK 

 

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What is Gunk? Its essentially a bunch of sticky and dyed liquid that is made and stirred for over 4 hours and contains smelly nasty slimy chunks of … well you just have to find out! What we do with it is even better… We throw it on our staff the last week of camp! Its our tradition! 

5.) Friendship Bracelets!

A great way to connect with staff and campers and you can wear them the rest of your summer or even longer!! 

6.) Suncream! 

 

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When we are located in a sunny beachy area like the south of Spain we have plenty of sun and you need plenty of protection! Sunblock is a great gift! 

7.) Bruise Cream

 

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When you play sports all day and your jumping up and down and rushing to meetings and wake up after crazy nights out your bound to end up with some bruises on your body so these are some top recommended gift ideas! 

8.) Throat Lozengers

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What is needed more when your are shouting all day singing songs on top of chairs or getting campers attention! These are a must to the list of gift ideas! 

9.) Ear Plugs

 

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Its been a long day on camp and some nice shut eye is just what you want and need! Ear plugs is a must for staff when you just want that extra bit of sleep! 

10.) Air Fresheners 

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Its hot. Its stuffy. The rooms will smell and you need that extra bit of freshness in the air when you are sleeping. Strongly recommended for all staff! 

11.) Fake Tan 

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Yes. You read this right. Maybe its not on your list of care package essentials but fake tan is a must for this uneven tan lines that build up from wearing polos all day and short shorts while you are on the beach. 

12.) Mosquito Repellent 

In a humid area like the south of Spain mosquito repellent is your best friend for night time because trust me THEY WILL find somewhere to bite you and it will itch constantly! 

13.) Face Wipes 

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 These keep your face nice and clean and after a sweaty day and your sun cream/face paint is stuck on your face this is exactly what you need!

14.) A Picture Frame 

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A picture frame is something everyone loves alongside their bed. Its really nice to look at a family photo or funny photo before you sleep and also show your friends! 

15.) Camp T-Shirt/ Tie Dye Shirts

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Its always nice to have a funny camp t shirt to wear round! Why not be creative and take/make one to sleep in!