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Camp America (Summer Camp)

Camp America recruits international staff for American summer camps. Established in 1969, we are the biggest international summer camp staff provider recruiting thousands of young people each year to work on hundreds of summer camps across the USA! 

Every summer we send over 7,000 people from all around the world to work on over 800 summer camps across the USA. We're the oldest in the business with 48 Years of Camp Experience so you can trust us to give you the summer of a lifetime.


Degree Discipline


Website URL


United States

Work Style



Type of Placement


Level of Study

Undergraduate, Postgraduate


1-4 weeks, 1-3 months, 3-6 months

Duration - More Information

To be able to apply for the programme applicants need to be available to fly to camp between the dates of 1st May and 30th June. This is due to when the majority of camps start and being able to arrive in time complete staff training and orientation. You can enter the earliest date you can depart on your application.

Although all of the camps that we work with have varying programmes and dates, we do ask that all applicants are available to be at camp for a minimum of 9 weeks. This is the typical placement length for most camps but it can be slightly more or less. The longer you’re available the better but you can expect to be on camp for around 9 weeks from your camp’s start date once hired. By giving us your earliest start date, we will match you to a camp that has their staff on or after that date so you could depart later than your earliest available date.

  • You must be 18 years or over before the 15th June of the summer you want to take part in. This is due to visa and insurance regulations that we must strictly follow. You can still start your application and be interviewed before you turn 18 though!
  • You need to be able to depart for camp at some point between 1st May and 20th June. All of the camps we work with have different start dates, so we will only match your application to those camps that fit in with your availability date. The earlier you are available from though the better!
  • If you’re applying for the Campower programme you must be in full time education. This is because a different type of visa is required for the Campower role. For the Counsellor programme, you DON’T have to be a student.
  • You must complete and pass the relevant Police Check for the country in which your applying from. As you’re going to be working in an environment with children and vulnerable adults, it’s essential that you have a clear background check.
  • You need to be fit and healthy enough to spend a whole summer working on a camp. We therefore require all participants to submit a Camp America medical form. This has to be completed by your doctor and will include a brief physical check up as well as your medical history.
  • As you’re going to be working in America, you will need a J-1 Visa. This will mean completing online forms and attending a face to face interview at your nearest US Embassy. Camp America will give you all of the documents and support you need to get your visa., so we make it as easy as we possibly can for you.

How to Apply

Information on how to apply, as well as the application form, can be found on Camp America's website. As part of the application there will be an interview.

Further Information

Does it Cost?


Cost Details

There are 2 application choices:

  • No Flights Camp America Programme £459
  • Flights Included Camp America Programme £659

Camp America estimate additional Non Camp America Fees (Police Check, Medical Form and Visa) to be £194

With headquarters in London and America, offices in Australia, Germany and Poland, plus agents in countries all across the world - we have Camp America experts to help you every step of the way! In the UK we have over 200 interviewers spread all across the country - so you shouldn't have to travel too far for your face-to-face interview. We also have a team of over 150 brand managers based on university and college campuses, so if you're studying it's likely there will be a fellow student for you to chat to about how amazing Camp America is! Everyone that works for Camp America has done Camp America - so you know you'll get real and honest advice from people who have been there themselves.

As a reward, you do get paid for your time at camp. The amount will vary depending on your role and experience, but as a first time staff member you can expect to earn between $850 to $1950 for the summer.