Monday, May 23, 2011

I'm leeeavin on a jet plane, don't know if I'll be back again

No, I'm not leaving on a jet plane, nor do I really like that song, but nevertheless I am leaving for Summer Camp in... EIGHT DAYS!  You're probably thinking I'm being a big baby because you're leaving soon too but I am freaking out because I'll be gone for eleven weeks. What was I thinking signing up for that long?! I haven't ever been away from the family for EVEN ONE WHOLE WEEK. I know I'll have so so much fun, it's just a little stressful realizing how much more I have to get done/get in the next week before leaving. So many things left to order! But this weekend, I pulled out my brothers camp trunk {he was a counselor at Seagull, the boys "brother" camp to the all girls Camp Seafarer, where I'll be} and started packing! Here are some pictures so you can get an idea of what packing for ELEVEN WEEKS feels like. Sorry for all the caps tonight but I'M A LITTLE STRESSED/EXCITED/ANXIOUS IF YOU CAN'T TELL.
HALF of my norts collection-I only wear these to workout, not for school otherwise I'd probably have even more because I love them so much!

Monogrammed towel wrap/cosmetic case that came in the mail Saturday!!!! LOVE love love love. Came in like three days, and great customer service, can be ordered here. ($45 for the set)


I'm bringing the easy throw on ones because they pack so well.

You'd never know where I want to go to college...haha

think I have enough tee shirts?
Favorite shirt!!! (not really because it's so bright red, but I love the idea the most!)

mug from Preppy Paper Girl! (it's an Etsy site)

I am forreal going to need way more bathingsuits than this, there are a few coming in the mail now so that should help!

Stationary/Journal/Books for "naptime"

See that blue spot on the carpet to the right? That is the result of clumsy feet and an open jar of body scrub. Whoops

At least my room smells like lime coconut now.. Bought it at ULTA Saturday and it's wonderful!! Price tag's a little hefty at $25 for body lotion, but it should last a long time and it smells heavenly!

Think I've got enough toiletries?! This is like 3/4 of it hahaha..what can I say, I'm a girl.

Any Camp Essentials suggestions for this camp n00b?!
Love you all!
XO, Virginia


Alexandria said...

Wowwwww! Your bag is going to be HUGE! I can't wait to hear alll about the trip :)


cAc said...

Oh my gosh this post made me so happy! I love packing and I'm so jealous you get to pack for camp! I never went to camp :( buuuuut I can say that I have that EXACT same array of college t-shirts- no one would ever know where I went! When I met my man he thought I was somehow enrolled in multiple colleges because I wore so many! I guess it comes with the east coast/va/nc/sc territory! Have a great time!

LC said...

This post makes me so jealous. I worked at a summer camp for years and I'm so sad I'm not going this year. Just make sure to bring a lot of bug spray and sun tan lotion. A little tip, if you get bug spray on nail polish it will ruin it even if it's dry so you gotta watch out :)

Annica Benning said...

Wow I hope you have a great time! I went to camp for usually 2-3 months every summer and I definitely have a few tips for you! Hope these help!

1. Stock up on face wipes. They are so refreshing and they are also perfect for those late nights when you don't feel like washing your face.

2. Bring at least 2 Nalgenes. You will lose one!

3. Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen! It goes by FAST especially because once you whip open a tube everyone wants to use some haha.

4. Make sure to bring a good pair of tennis shoes. Converse/keds are cute, I know. But your feet will thank you when you go on that 8 mile hike.

5. If you have space, bring one of those folding chairs. They are perfect for sitting around the campfire or overnight trips.

Sydney said...

First, Love your blog! Its soo adorable! the tagline in perfect!

I've been going to camp since 3rd grade, and my best suggestion is be careful with all those things you use at home that smell good. Every good smelling shampoo, conditioner, lotion, ect. attracts more bugs!

Have fun and take every chance you get to do something new!

Taylor Bartik said...

this entire post is SO fun! I love love love your stationary!

Iblizkecil said...

yea... SO fun!