Sunday, January 17, 2010

Apply early!

Very sorry about that last post!! Clearly wasn't thinking very straight at all!!!
So, I've just seen on the Camp America Facebook page ( that people are starting to be declined from applying for Camp America, which must mean that the quota for certain skills has been reached, already! So I just wanted to say to YOU that it is SO important to apply early! Don't leave it till now, or you could very well end up being declined because the skill quota has already been met. Also, be aware that the application stage takes a good few weeks, and that your application can't be circulated around camps until everything is done. Applications open in August/September, but no one's application will start circulating until November, when the previous season has finished. Apply as soon as applications open, then you have a good 2 months to get all your stuff together and make your application really amazing for when circulation starts in November! That's what I did, and I was placed within a day (or maybe it was 2?) of the applications being circulated, so it really can be worth it! Good luck, make yourself shine, because you are amazing and any camp will be lucky to have you!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Long time, No see...

Whoops, sorry!! So much has happened since early December! I should be sent to the principals office for this...! Anyway...
Merry Christmas! and Happy New Year! Hope everyone had a good one? I did :) I went away with the family to Taupo for Christmas, which was nice, although very quiet. On the Friday before we left (which was Sunday), I finally recieved my package from CSB! It wasn't quite as exciting as I hoped though, just several forms to fill in for things like payment authorisation, and other ones with random names like I-9 and W-4. What does that mean, anyway?! And there was also a lovely green form that needed to be taken to the doctors. But I was freaking out for a little bit, because it said on the letter that they needed all the forms sent back within 2 weeks, otherwise the position might go to someone else. How on earth they expected me to pull that off, I don't know! Especially considering Christmas and the piles and piles of mail that clog the mailing system, slowing everything down! So I emailed my director and said that I couldn't it back until after New Years, and it was all cool :)
I also got my Visa papers from CA the day before I went on holiday, which was also exciting. Although the capitilised "IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS-DO NOT LOSE" made them quite daunting! It was lots of fun filling in the forms online, some of the questions are very amusing! "Do you seek to enter the United States to engage in exprt control violations, subversive or terrorist activities?" Because I would say 'yes' to that if I was!
This week has probably been another very Camp-ish week, which is definately cool :) I went to the doctors finally and got both my medical forms filled in. It was very relieving to know that there's nothing wrong with me! I was really worried that they might pick up that I had some terminal disease or something and I wouldn't be able to go to Camp! haha, I let my mind get away from me a lot of the time, can you tell?
And... I got a pack today!!!!!!!! I met my parents in Wellington for lunch and we went pack shopping! It was very cool, although those things are expensive!! Apart from mine, coz it was on sale :):) I like it very much. It's a macpac Gemini 75, and is blueish, and has lots and lots of little hidey places and funny nooks and crannies on the bag coz you can take stuff off, and hide away the straps, and a whole lot of other stuff. I havn't had a look on the inside yet coz I decided to keep it a surprise till my birthday (coz it's my birthday present), so that I can still be really excited about it for another few days =D.
Have an awesome week, and I'll write again soon!!!