So you’re heading to camp this summer, and even though
you’re actin’ like you’re cool as a cucumber, we know you’ve got some
butterflies. Not to worry, chica! Keep our top tips in mind and you’ll be queen
of the cabin all summer long.
From the minute you step on the bus, it’s show time. We
don’t want you to be fake, but being more outgoing than you usually are under
ordinary circumstances will help you meet new people. Hello, insta-friend!
Show ‘n’ tell
Pack a few things you can share with your cabin crew, like a
deck of cards or Uno, or something that’s guaranteed to spark a conversation,
like the crazy lookin’ stuffed animal you and your bestie stitched up during
the school year. Got munchies? Bring enough so ya can pass ‘em around your
first night there.
Wondering how a chica managed such a fab waterfall braid?
Dying to score one darlin’s tips on building the ultimate popsicle stick
mansion? Don’t hesitate—ask away! Your newfound friends will love that you
noticed and appreciated what they do, and they’ll be happy to show you how.
So you’re awesome at beach volleyball—that’s great. But just
‘cause you’re the superstar of the spike set doesn’t mean you can’t dabble in
other areas, too. Sign up for activities you’ve always wanted to try but
haven’t, even if you think you might be truly terrible. Even if you start at
the bottom of the heap, you’ll get better and better with practice…and we bet
you’ll meet lotsa new buds along the way.
Put a smile on
No one wants to get chummy with a Debby Downer, so perk up
that pout, why don’t ya?! Slapping a smile on your face, even if you’re feelin’
a little homesick, will show strangers that you’re approachable and friendly.
How’s that for easy?
No camper left behind
Cliques at school are a major bummer, but leaving a chica in
the dust at camp? Now that’s unforgivable. If you see one sweetie flyin’ solo,
stride on over and see if she wants to buddy up. You’ve got nothing to lose…and
a new BFF to gain.
Laugh it off
Embarrassing moments happen, hun, so don’t sweat it. Pick
yourself up, take a bow and move on—but don’t forget to yuk it up. After all,
everyone loves a lady who can laugh at herself.
OK, summer camp pros!
What are your best survival secrets?
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 6/14/2012 3:20:00 PM
POSTED IN summer camp survival guide, summer camp fears busted, how to make camp friends