Sports Camps

Summer Sports Camps

While sport is a big part of every summer camp in America, sports-based camps are those that specifically focus on sports programmes for the campers. Camp Leaders recruits for a number of sports coaching jobs in a variety of areas. So whether you’re interests are in archery, tennis, football, lacrosse, outdoor adventure or even water sports, life as a summer camp counselor is diverse and we’ll be able to find the perfect job for you. If you’re a qualified instructor or have a lot of skill and experience then there are a large number of summer camps ready to snap you up.

What to Expect

Sports. And a lot of it. Some summer camps will be sport-specific, for example a soccer camp in America, but most will run a wide variety of sports programmes.

Top Tip

Competition is high for these camps and roles, so ensure that you have strong experience coaching sports to children. Ideally you will be qualified in whatever sport you’re looking to teach.

What Not to Expect

Some elements of other camps experiences won't feature at sports camps. You’ll still do other traditional summer camp activities, such as campfires and pool parties, but the predominant focus of the sessions will be based around sports.

You’ll Love

Getting paid to do what you love whilst making a positive impact at the same time. It's win win win.

Facilities and Accommodation

Sports camps are typically very well equipped with modern and advanced facilities. While more traditional and rounded camps will build in sports as part of the camp programmes, sports camps are specifically for sports, which means that they really go all out when it comes to the quality of the programme and facilities. 

The Campers

Campers will range in ages and predominantly come from more affluent backgrounds. Again, because the sports camps are very sports focused, the ability of the campers will be fairly high compared to other camps. For some camps, both the parents and the campers will take the quality of the sports programmes very seriously and many campers will be looking for a professional or semi-professional career in sports in the future, so the level of coaching you can offer will need to be fairly high. 

Applying for a Sports Camp

As part of your Camp Leaders application, you will specify what kind of camp you’re interested in working in and we will then look to match you with your preferred camp. If you’re highly skilled in sports, which you will highlight in your application, then we’ll automatically send your profile to the sports camps we work with. Remember that being more open to working at different camp types increases your chances of placement.

Placement Opportunities with Camp Leaders

Camp Leaders works with over 500 hundred of the best camps in America, giving you some of the highest placement chances in the industry. Camps over in the US use a number of UK-based agencies to recruit staff and Camp Leaders has been one of the key providers for  nearly 20 years, giving you the security of finding that summer job in America.