「 バイトのお金で何を買う？」 (Baito no Okane de Nani o Kau?)
“What Are You Buying With Your Temp Job Money?”
Following the first major camping trip of the New Year, Nadeshiko’s return to the Outclub sets the tone for Episode 03 of Yuru Camp as she plans ahead for her next trek. But with the other girls mentioning what they want to use their paychecks on, it gives Nadeshiko the idea to try to fund a solo camping trip of her own.
While it wasn’t a camping episode, it was refreshing to be able to check up on how the characters in the Outclub are doing, particularly with what their motivations are with regards to their part-time jobs.
It gives each of the girls some depth to their personalities to have their camping trips partially funded by having to work a job. While Chiaki bought a tarp to try out after their Christmas trip, her sights are set on having a hammock that could help her or Chikuwa relax. Meanwhile, Aoi wants to get a chair with her paycheck. But Nadeshiko’s interest in getting a job comes from her desire to afford a lantern she could use for a solo camping trip.
Although she can no longer burn massive piles of wood as Chiaki did in the one camping location by the hot springs, Nadeshiko wants to stop by a newly renovated campsite on her own that has a number of valuable delicacies nearby such as the beloved deep-fried soft-boiled onsen egg. But with the help of her family, part-time work at a nearby tempura shop was brought to her attention.
This episode’s greatest strength was giving us a better glimpse at Nadeshiko’s family. Her mother and father are very supportive of her hobby with her mom encouraging her to hit the pavement for any work opportunities to come by to fund her hobby.
This second season has been kind to her sister Sakura, who previously had some funny moments such as when she put a chubby Nadeshiko through a boot camp to lose weight. But in this episode, she tries to reach out to her sister by inviting her to a tempura shop that happens to be hiring for a part-time job. Her compassion also inspires Nadeshiko to use part of her paycheck on a heater for Sakura.
It’s not 100% expected to have sisterly love as a part of Yuru Camp’s storyline, but it was a pleasant sight to see that Sakura and Nadeshiko’s sibling relationship is stronger than ever after so many instances when the eldest sister was only present to chaperone Nadeshiko to campsites.