Here are some of our Top Tips for readers of Summer Camp Secrets.
Tori's Top Ten Tips for a Summery Glow- all year round!
- Drink plenty of water to help keep your skin clear and hydrated.
- Get a good night’s sleep, ideally at least 8 hours (although this can be pretty tricky when I’m at camp!)
- It’s tough, but try not to squeeze your spots as it can actually spread infection. Ick!
- Everybody gets nervous sometimes…but try not to take it out on your nails by biting them.
- If you’re out in the sun, always wear sun-cream and a hat. Yes, a tan can look cute, but it actually damages the skin.
- Eat fresh fruit, lots of veggies and wholewheat foods. A healthy camper is a happy camper. But...
- Don’t forget to treat yourself. The occasional s’more never hurt anyone!
- Floss! It helps get rid of the bacteria lurking between your teeth and is as important as brushing your teeth twice a day!
- Make-up is so much fun, but remember – less is more. A little mascara and lipgloss can go a long way! And always, always, take your make-up off before you go to bed.
- Smile – it’s easy, free and brightens your mood.
Natalie's Top 5 Things to do in New York
- Try an egg cream at The Soda Shop, Chambers Street. The name “egg cream” might sound a bit weird, but they don’t actually have any eggs or cream in them – honest! They’re basically chocolate syrup with cold milk, topped up with selzer (soda water) to make them frothy. They taste a bit like ice-cream soda – yummy!
- Take a buggy ride in Central Park. This is supposed to be one of those really romantic things for couples to do, but it’s great fun with your friends too!
- Go shopping (well, obviously!) – Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s are the best places to start.
- Eat! The food in New York is the best – bagels, frappuccinos, sushi – it’s all good. And there are restaurants serving every type of food you can imagine (and some you can’t!) from countries all over the world – go on, try something new.
- Hit the theatre – you can’t come to New York without experiencing a Broadway production, whether it’s Grease, Legally Blonde or Wicked. Try the TKTS booth in Times Square for discounted tickets.
Brynn's Top 5 Movies for a Girls' Night In
- Grease – the classic. What more can you say?
- Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Audrey Hepburn is a legend and old films are soooo cool.
- Freaky Friday – did you know the first version of this film was made in 1976?! The 2003 one with Lindsay Lohan is so much fun though!
- My Fair Lady – I love putting on a Cockney accent to sing along to the songs!
- High School Musical – feel-good musicals are just the best!
Chelsea's Holiday Checklist
If you’re going on holiday, it’s important to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything vital – like your favourite sundress. My checklist will help you out. Have you packed your…
- Swimsuit and flip-flops
- Beach towel
- Suncream and bug spray
- Magazines, books
- MP3 player and earphones
- Camera and batteries
- Dress, shoes and accessories (in case you’re invited to a fab party)
- Shorts, t-shirts and trainers
- Jeans, jumper and jacket (if it gets cold, blue skin is so not a good look)
- PJs and slippers
- Underwear and socks
- Make-up, hairbrush and hairbands
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Shampoo, conditioner and shower gel
- Sweets and drinks
Sarah’s Top 10 Things To Do on Holiday
- Make new friends
- Eat ice cream till you explode
- Get a tan
- Go to a water park and ride down the biggest flume
- Read a new book
- Have a barbeque
- Explore somewhere new – do a scavenger hunt!
- Play games – volleyball, baseball, dodgeball (I love ’em all!)
- Write postcards to your friends at home
- Sleep through the journey home – Zzzzzzz…
Jessie's Fave ReadsIf you want to start a book group like we did, why not try these cool classic stories?
- The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
- Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
- Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick
- Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
- Little Women by Louisa M. Alcott
And of course, don’t forget to read all of our Summer Camp Secrets!