Published on May 11th, 2014 | by Flipside0
Edinburgh Fresher will not be working at Camp America this summer
Media sources from across Scotland flocked to Edinburgh today in an attempt to interview the one fresher who will not be working at Camp America in his first summer since starting university.
Since 2010, around 99.8 per cent of the workforce at Camp America has been made up of students from Russell Group universities, but the figure is expected to dip this year in light of this fresher’s decision.
The other 0.2 per cent, often known as ‘tokens’ after their arrival on Camp, come from a variety of other backgrounds. Some even come from former polytechnics, according to a statement on Camp America’s website.
A spokesperson from Edinburgh University’s Press Office told Flipside: “After hearing a large number of Gap Year tales once they arrive at Edinburgh, a huge proportion of our freshers feel uncouth and under-cultured compared to their peers, and Camp America is a perfect remedy for this.
“Camp America gives students a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore a country they have probably never visited before. More importantly, as an economically developed nation it has strong wi-fi signals and thus students can easily Instagram selfies to let everyone at home know that they are being cultured and having a great time.”
When contacted by Flipside for comment, EUSA President Hugh Murdoch said: “Can I actually just wait until the paperwork from the last Student Council comes in before I give you a comment? Given the usual bullshit they churn out, there’s probably some motion mandating me to oppose Camp America on ethical grounds.”