As some of you might know, I have been working at a summer camp for the past two months. I got the job after I decided I wanted to move up to New York for the summer to be closer to my boyfriend Ryan as he worked on a project up here. I’m working with kids ages 3.5-4.5 this summer and while it’s super fun, it’s also super exhausting.
I thought it might be fun to share what a summer day looked like for me this year and encourage you all to share what your days look like in the comments below!
Alarm goes off. I probably hit snooze or lay in bed and catch up on any notifications I missed while I was asleep.
Shower, get dressed (t-shirt or athletic tank and shorts were my go to all summer long!), and do my makeup (I only wore eyeliner and mascara to camp all summer. Some days I didn’t wear anything at all!)
Leave for camp
Arrive at camp, park my car, head to the bunk and prepare for the kids to arrive!
Morning announcements with the entire camp, greet the kids when they come off the bus!
Circle time, take attendance, go over everyone’s names!
Depending on the day, we will either go to mini golf or to hockey where we can play hockey or games like dodgeball or red light green light!
Again, depending on the day, we will either go to Nature where we get to touch and learn about live animals or Gymnastics where we work on our tumbling skills!
Snack time, get the children dressed into dry swimsuits for swimming later in the day
“Rest” which usually doesn’t involve much resting
Since rest time doesn’t usually work out too well for us, we will take the group up to the “water park” which is just a few misters and a contraption that you crank to fill up a bucket with water and then it dumps on you. The kids love it.
Snack time #2, change the kids into dry street clothes to go home for the day!
Arts and crafts
Dismissal. We walk the kids to the bench that their bus meets on and they head home for the day!
I head back to the bunk to help clean up and organize it for the next day!
Head to my car to drive home!
Arrive back home, usually will change and/or take a shower depending on how hot and sweaty I got that day…
Make some dinner, watch That 70’s Show on Netflix, work on the blog, read a book!
FaceTime Ryan, watch the Olympics
Get ready for bed, browse social media, mentally prepare to do everything all over again!