We love social media, it's a great way to stay in touch and to show what an amazing time you're having in America. However, when it comes to social media and summer camp, there are a few things you need to know.
Firstly, our big top tip is to make sure you've made all your social media accounts private. Status updates, pictures and even the different ‘pages’ you’ve liked can all have an impact on what a camp director will think of you.
Camps have dropped participants before they have even arrived in the USA based on what has been found on the new staff members' social media. We’re not saying you need to delete your profile, just be wary about how you portray yourself (you're going to be a role model to children after all.
Know your camp rules
Once you get to camp, it’s likely that you’ll receive more Facebook friend requests (just from campers) than you’ve had since having a Facebook account. While each camp will have their own particular rules on social media, child protection experts advise that you shouldn’t be accepting friend requests from campers – that goes for other social media accounts too. Be smart!