#1
Hiya guys, I'm going to America next summer to be a counsellor at a summer camp, and as Summer Camp is a traditional American thing - i just wondered if anybody can tell me what its like, what to expect in terms of the reaction of American kids to a British counsellor?

Thanks
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#2
Depending on your accent, if you have one, how heavy it is, while your back is turned, kids may be imitating your accent in a joking manner.
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#4
They might make fun of your accent if you have one(?).
It happened to this Latin American counselor guy I knew at camp.


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#5
I have a Scouse (from Liverpool) accent so i sound like one of the Beatles, but the typical British accent that you get on TV shows - i don't speak like the Queen or anything.

These kids are from ages 6 up to about 16 i think
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#6
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Depending on your accent, if you have one, how heavy it is, while your back is turned, kids may be imitating your accent in a joking manner.


This, and acting out all the british stereotypes. Tea and crumpets, etc.
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#7
Kids are kids, they will mock you just as English kids would mock an American. Nothing really to expect, kids everywhere are generally the same.
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#8
yeah your accent may be made fun of a bit depending on how old the kids are, but in general being a camp counselor is pretty fun, unless you have to work with really young kids.
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#9
I'm quite an easy going guy, i don't really care if they imitate my accent, in fact i was planning on teaching them all the weird British things i say, and i'll probably be joking about tea and crumpets myself.

I'm more concerned that they just won't even want to talk to me and its important that they trust me and stuff
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#12
Act totally like a stereotype when you get there. "Would you like a tea or crumpet? Pip pip cheerio!" And pull **** out of a small purse like a coat rack. Then when they're making fun of you, sneak up, and stab one. It'll be like 'Nam.
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#13
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I'm quite an easy going guy, i don't really care if they imitate my accent, in fact i was planning on teaching them all the weird British things i say, and i'll probably be joking about tea and crumpets myself.

I'm more concerned that they just won't even want to talk to me and its important that they trust me and stuff



Well younger kids are naturally very shy so they most likely wont talk to you for about 3-4 days. Just dont do anything to that makes you look extremely mean and they would trust you by the end of the first week (i'm guessing this is a multiple week thing?)
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#15
Yea i'm there for like 9 weeks, i dunno its just i have no idea what the relationship between counsellors and campers is whether i should treat them like friends which seems too close or to be like a teacher/student thing which seems too distant. What did you guys prefer when at camp, did you prefer to have a teacher or a friend.
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#16
just expect to deal with alot of immature drama over he said this to her and she likes him but this other girl is talking to him and omg like did u hear that bobby is like totally talking rachael but she doesnt even like him, shes just leadin him on, like lol

just put a bullet in ur brain now.
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Yea i'm there for like 9 weeks, i dunno its just i have no idea what the relationship between counsellors and campers is whether i should treat them like friends which seems too close or to be like a teacher/student thing which seems too distant. What did you guys prefer when at camp, did you prefer to have a teacher or a friend.


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#18
Girls here get wet over British accents.
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#19
Haha that doesn't help ... there's a lot of warnings about not being able to hug them and stuff in case it misconstrued, we also can't be alone with individual campers etc.
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#20
Well my "camp" isn't the nice nice summer camp thing. The "summer camp" I went through and am now a "counsler" of is a JROTC (junior military) boot camp. So most of my advice would be FUBAR seeing as how these kids don't want to do pushups and run miles at 5 am.

We Americans aren't as bad as we sound, our politicians are, just be yourself. It would most likely be a more casual Teacher/Student thing. NOT A FRIENDSHIP! Don't get too close because then you'd start to look weird ya dig?
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#21
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#22
Ok, cool - is there any specific American things i should know about - a lot of camps do a flag raising before breakfast, would foreigners need to the pledge of allegiance or anything like that?
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#23
If you play guitar, play good songs. Don't go all campfire song **** all over them. I had a guy do that to me once. Unless you're Johnny Cash, I don't really care if you sat by your campfire with your cowboys and discussed the night sky. Play death metal.

EDIT: ^ No, you'll learn it because everyone says it together. Everyone will understand because you're foreign. Also, what type of camp? What activities?
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#24
lol most americans dont even take part in the pledge of allegiance and everything.

Youll find we as a whole are a very lazy people.
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Hiya guys, I'm going to America next summer to be a counsellor at a summer camp, and as Summer Camp is a traditional American thing - i just wondered if anybody can tell me what its like, what to expect in terms of the reaction of American kids to a British counsellor?

Thanks

what part of america are you going to??? americas a ****ing huge place and a very diverse place, we have all kinds of idiots, specify a region and ill give you the rundown on the types of morons, douche-bags, and ignorami you might face
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Ok, cool - is there any specific American things i should know about - a lot of camps do a flag raising before breakfast, would foreigners need to the pledge of allegiance or anything like that?


no, generally foreigners are exempt from saying the pledge or anything like that.
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Well the most likely regions to go are New England and mid-atlantic. Although some of the Pacific states are possible too ... barring Alaska and Hawaii i could go anywhere.

In terms of music I think I'm going to be a guitar teacher for some of the time so I'll be breeding the next generation of shred fiends.... after i've taught them simple I-IV-V progressions of course.

EDIT: I actually know the Pledge just from general knowledge and stuff so thats not a problem, just didn't know if i was supposed to know more or anything.
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#28
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Ok, cool - is there any specific American things i should know about - a lot of camps do a flag raising before breakfast, would foreigners need to the pledge of allegiance or anything like that?


You can show respect by standing silently but you don't have to pledge. Most of the time the counselors would do it. We have patriotism but we arent going to have a big ceremony every time we raise and lower a flag.

You want to set a good example, you are representing your age group and in your case, your country. Get a SITREP (schedule of events) from the organizer and see what you can do good and what you need to improve on. You'd look like a douche if you made them do something you can't.
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#29
Quote by WheresTheBass?
I'm quite an easy going guy, i don't really care if they imitate my accent, in fact i was planning on teaching them all the weird British things i say, and i'll probably be joking about tea and crumpets myself.

I'm more concerned that they just won't even want to talk to me and its important that they trust me and stuff

u seem like a cool guy, they might actually want to learn ****, i went to summer camp one year and i was interested in the british people hell probably the one reason i go here is so i can communicate with people from foreign countries.
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2)make obvious punk puns, possibly related to food
3)make fun of Rancid and NOFX again
4)??????
5)PROFIT (and an army of internet fanboys)
#30
Quote by WheresTheBass?
Hiya guys, I'm going to America next summer to be a counsellor at a summer camp, and as Summer Camp is a traditional American thing - i just wondered if anybody can tell me what its like, what to expect in terms of the reaction of American kids to a British counsellor?

Thanks

There was a scottish kid as a councilor at a camp i knew about. Just act like your country is really cool, and people will think
A. you're interesting
B. want to sleep with you/ be you

thats how it works usually.
#31
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Act totally like a stereotype when you get there. "Would you like a tea or crumpet? Pip pip cheerio!" And pull **** out of a small purse like a coat rack. Then when they're making fun of you, sneak up, and stab one. It'll be like 'Nam.

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#32
Yea, they told us to take souvenirs from wherever we're from to show peoples because they'd probably be interested, i might take a load of pictures of Liverpool and stuff.
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Another time I was watching lesbian porn and masterbating, when my mom walks in. Like, right as I climax. She's just standing there with her mouth wide open and I'm like "I was curious...go gay rights!" Fu.cking awkward...
#33
Quote by WheresTheBass?
Well the most likely regions to go are New England and mid-atlantic. Although some of the Pacific states are possible too ... barring Alaska and Hawaii i could go anywhere.

In terms of music I think I'm going to be a guitar teacher for some of the time so I'll be breeding the next generation of shred fiends.... after i've taught them simple I-IV-V progressions of course.

EDIT: I actually know the Pledge just from general knowledge and stuff so thats not a problem, just didn't know if i was supposed to know more or anything.

Patriotism isnt such a big issue now after whats happened in the last 8 years i dont think youll get any **** for not saying the pledge, i think youll be suprised to find many americans share the british view on the american government.
The Mitch Clem formula
1)make jokes about rancid and NOFX (as if they dont already make fun of themselves)
2)make obvious punk puns, possibly related to food
3)make fun of Rancid and NOFX again
4)??????
5)PROFIT (and an army of internet fanboys)
#34
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Yea, they told us to take souvenirs from wherever we're from to show peoples because they'd probably be interested, i might take a load of pictures of Liverpool and stuff.

what dont you have in england that we have im trying to think, i mean when most people i know go to england they bring back candy because English Candy>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>****>>>>american candy.
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2)make obvious punk puns, possibly related to food
3)make fun of Rancid and NOFX again
4)??????
5)PROFIT (and an army of internet fanboys)
#35
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Act totally like a stereotype when you get there. "Would you like a tea or crumpet? Pip pip cheerio!" And pull **** out of a small purse like a coat rack. Then when they're making fun of you, sneak up, and stab one. It'll be like 'Nam.

Its either the lack of sleep or the manic depression but i literally have tears running down my face from laughter.
#36
Well I'm not going till May or later so it'll be 4/5 months into Obama's administration so who knows what people will think of the government.

I do feel a lot better going to a country that actually elected Barack Obama seeing as i come from a country which polls suggest would have elected him with 89% of the popular vote.


RE: Candy ... i heard American candy is poor, so i'm going to take a few boxes of Galaxy or Dairy Milk - unless i get put in a fat camp.
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#37
Seriously, kids who go to summer camp are used to foreign accents. They will not only make fun of your accent occasionally, but they will also ask you to make fun of their accent. Here's a hint: When you do try to make fun of them, don't say "dude" a lot. It just pisses them off and makes them feel like you're not even trying to do an American accent. It's a great experience working at a summer camp. I'll be working at one this summer, too. Which one are you going to?

EDIT:
- Flag raising- Just take your hat off and look at the flag. You don't need to say the pledge.
- Religion- If you're at a camp in Wisconsin, Michigan, etc., you better not have anything against Jews, because it's likely that well over half of the campers will be Jewish.
- Nights out = Drinking nonstop. When I was a CIT this summer, I was woken up by another drunk counselor and then he started doing push-ups while leaning against someone else's bunk bed.
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#38
Don't know where I'll be yet, but i'll refrain from saying dude ... unless i get placed at a camp in the valley lol. I'll substitute "cah" and "parlah" if i'm near Boston though.
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