Here is an exererpt from the Manchester Evening News Article:
"Camp America attracts hundreds desperate to bag a summer in the States"
The fair opened at Manchester Town Hall 1pm, but by 10.30am hundreds of people were already braving the cold for their place in line, with the queue snaking all the way around Albert Square.
Once inside people had the chance to consider the camps and roles on offer, interview and get hired on the spot, and they had travelled from all over the north west for the opportunity.
Huma Ahmed, 20, is from Manchester and is currently studying at Staffordshire University – she found out about Camp America through her students' union.
She said: “I'd like to be based in a city, and I'd also like to do something with kids. It is something completely different from what
I'd usually do. Ideally I'd like to go to New York.”
Connor Adams, 19, from Lymm had been queueing alongside Huma for around an hour and 40 minutes.
He found out about Camp America through a friend, and had decided to come down and see what it is all about. He said: “I don't mind where I go, as long as it's somewhere hot!”
Edward Reid, 17, travelled from his home in Wallasey, Merseyside, for the event and queued for around an hour and a half to get in.
He said: “A friend of my dad's did it 30 years ago, so my dad is always going on about it. I thought I'd give it a look and it sounds brilliant – what better way to spend the summer?
“There are quite a few camps I'm interested in. My dad is really into sailing, so I can do that, but I'm also quite artistic and I play
rugby, so I'm into lots of different things.”
Amy Taylor and Shannon McCafnrey are both 19 and travelled from Liverpool, where they go to university. They had been queueing for around half an hour.
Amy said: “I signed up because I wanted to do something different, and I like working with kids. It sounds like a brilliant experience.”
Ryan Moorhouse, 19, travelled from Chester and is interested in going on a football camp, while Ed Wright, 18, from Derby is hoping to do something involving watersports.
“I am quite into extreme sports, so something like that would be really good,” he said. “I want to do it for the experience really, and you can do something you're interested in.”