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How to Be a Camp Counselor in 10 Easy Steps

Secret Diary of a Camp Counselor author Lucy Harper gives us the lowdown. She reckons it's one of the best things you can do with your long university summers...

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Travel the wild North Coast 500 route in Scotland. Explore the most beautiful and magical locations whilst making an impact for Whales and Dolphins. This trip supports WDC, the leading global charity.

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