What. A. Summer.
I can’t quite believe that my time in the Hamptons has come to an end, well sort of. Where did the time go? I can’t begin to explain what a summer I’ve had. From trips to NYC, celebrating 4th July, camp life and meeting friends for life. What an experience!
Reading my previous post I was only a week in and knew what an amazing summer I was going to have and boy was I right. For anyone who is considering working at an American summer camp I couldn’t recommend it anymore, especially Hampton Country Day Camp. There are so many organisations out there and multiple companies that employ international workers for summer camps but HCDC truly stands out from the crowd. Not to sound biased, from the staff to the kids; everyone has been a absolute pleasure to work with and I’ve had the time of my life alongside it all!
I won’t bore you with the details of daily camp life but even through the exhaustion and lack of sleep I can honestly say I enjoyed every working day – all 10 weeks of it! Not only did I love the kids I was working with, I was also lucky enough to have met friends for life, they got me through the days and carried me home at the end of the night. I am so fortunate to have met a group of people who I can now call some of my best friends.
I spent weekends either bathing it up on the beach, in NYC, or eating out at the local restaurants. We celebrated 4th July the classic way; enjoying too much wine on the beach in Montauk (my memory is slightly blurred from this – I’ll blame it on the heat!), I visited NYC with close friends, shopping, sight seeing and of course enjoying the best food NYC has to offer! My highlights have to be walking the Highline and enjoying Bubby’s famous pancakes (they’re a challenge!), watching Jersey Boys – although this was off Broadway it’s still a must see, dining out at TAO – enjoying the incredible food and even better atmosphere, soaking up the sun in Central Park and Brooklyn Heights Social Club rooftop bar – the views are something else and Ground Zero; the 9/11 memorial. Everyday has brought new memories and laughter, never to be forgotten.
What am I doing now? I’ve been fortunate enough throughout the summer to take care of some children from camp who were looking for some extra help in the City. So now you find me living in central Manhattan, nannying for a family and living the New York lifestyle.
I will be in New York until the end of September, I plan to spend my free time exploring the City, shopping and of course tasting the good food and wine NYC has to offer! I’m already a week in and can honestly say this is an experience of a lifetime.
If you have visited New York or live here yourself, please send me your recommendations, I am eager to squeeze in as much as possible over the next 3 weeks before I head back to the real world. (That’s something I don’t want to think about!)
Thanks for taking the time to read me rambling on about myself. Hopefully some new posts will be coming soon! Until next time, M x