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// 06/09/18

Top Tips

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!

  1. Drink plenty of water to help keep your skin clear and hydrated.
  2. Get a good night’s sleep, ideally at least 8 hours (although this can be pretty tricky when I’m at camp!)
  3. It’s tough, but try not to squeeze your spots as it can actually spread infection. Ick!
  4. Everybody gets nervous sometimes…but try not to take it out on your nails by biting them.
  5. 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.
  6. Eat fresh fruit, lots of veggies and wholewheat foods. A healthy camper is a happy camper. But...
  7. Don’t forget to treat yourself. The occasional s’more never hurt anyone!
  8. Floss! It helps get rid of the bacteria lurking between your teeth and is as important as brushing your teeth twice a day!
  9. 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.
  10. Smile – it’s easy, free and brightens your mood.
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Natalie's Top 5 Things to do in New York

  1. 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!
  2. 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!
  3. Go shopping (well, obviously!) – Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s are the best places to start.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
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Brynn's Top 5 Movies for a Girls' Night In

  1. Grease – the classic. What more can you say?
  2. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Audrey Hepburn is a legend and old films are soooo cool.
  3. 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!
  4. My Fair Lady – I love putting on a Cockney accent to sing along to the songs!
  5. 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
  • Sunglasses
  • 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
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Sarah’s Top 10 Things To Do on Holiday

  1. Make new friends
  2. Eat ice cream till you explode
  3. Get a tan
  4. Go to a water park and ride down the biggest flume
  5. Read a new book
  6. Have a barbeque
  7. Explore somewhere new – do a scavenger hunt!
  8. Play games – volleyball, baseball, dodgeball (I love ’em all!)
  9. Write postcards to your friends at home
  10. Sleep through the journey home – Zzzzzzz…

Jessie's Fave Reads

If 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!