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Welcome home.

Returning to camp

Returning to summer camp doesn’t just mean another epic year of, in our opinion, the best USA summer job out there.

You also pay less, can earn more, all while getting the same kick ass support from our dedicated team.

Let's get you home.

Let us know what role you'll be returning in and we'll do the rest...

Returning counselors
  • Negotiate your salary with your camp
  • Pay in instalments or lump sum
  • Return to the same camp you attended in previous years, or go to a new one
  • Speedier application process
  • Accommodation & Meals
  • 90 day medical insurance policy
  • J1 VISA support and guidance
  • $35 USD US Government SEVIS Fee
  • 24-hour emergency/support in the United States
Starting at USD 470
* After Christmas, price will become full price

Additional costs

3rd party fees are exactly the same, no matter which company you go with. We always like to be open and honest when it comes to costs involved, so there are no additional surprises.

  • Flights
  • Visa Application Fee - $160 USD
  • Police Check
  • SEVIS- USD 35

Welcome to the next level.

Chances are, this year will feature plenty of new challenges and triumphs. Thankfully, you're back for another round. Whichever camp you choose, we know they'll appreciate having experienced hands like yours to help steady the ship.

Negotiate your salary with your camp as a returner.

Ready to get started?

Step 1 - Log in

Welcome back.

If you’ve been with us to camp before, log in. All your information will carry over and you’ll have your new jazzy application to complete.

If you haven’t been with us before, no problem - start a new application, let us know and one of our team will take it from there.

Step 2 - Your deposit

To secure your place as a returner, you’ll need to pay your deposit.

We’d recommend doing this as soon as possible, as visa paperwork is limited and we don’t want you to miss out.

Step 3 - The contract

Uploading your contract is an important step in the returner application. We need this before we can start getting your visa paperwork sorted.

It’s best to let your Camp Directors know asap that you plan to head back to camp. The sooner you can get that very special contract to us, the better.

Step 4 - Your visa

Adding another visa to your passport is all part of the fun.

We’ll help get your visa paperwork sorted and will order that all important DS-2019.

Although you’re returning, you’ll still need to head to the embassy as they like to issue paperwork in person.

Step 5 - Your flight

This time around, you know where you're heading early - so you’ll have access to the best flight deals. Wahoo.

Please note - the embassy recommends waiting to book your flight until you have your visa back, just in case.

Step 6 - Camp inbound

You’re heading home!

Just like the first time around, we’re on hand to help with whatever you need, 24/7.

Now get out there and have some fun.

Frequently asked questions

Am I eligible to go with Camp Leaders if I used a different agency before?

Anyone who has been a camp counselor before is eligible - whether you went to camp with another agency, you can still return with us at Camp Leaders and get the best deal for you.

What should I expect returning to summer camp?

Lower fees and higher wages. That's right, you pay less in program fees for your summer travel job and because your camp won't be paying an agency fee, you can negotiate your salary directly with your summer camp in America!

How do I get a higher wage as a returner?

Your camp will pay the $35 SEVIS fee directly to Camp Leaders. They will pay nothing placement/administration fee to Camp Leaders which means you should be paid the same as any American staff member. Boom.

Why is the support staff price higher?

We want to give you the absolute best value, the visa forms needed for support staff are slightly higher than a counselor - which is what is reflected in the price.

How difficult is the returner application?

We know how much you sacrifice to head back each year and work in America. So, we’ve made it our priority to help make the process as simple and easy as possible. As you already have your job we need less information from you - it's super quick, easy and hassle free.

Do I have to do all the paperwork for my Visa?

We have you covered and will provide all the paperwork required. Returners must still attend an appointment at the US Embassy, but we'll be holding group appointments to make this nice & easy for ya'll!

How do I return to summer camp in America?

Login to your Camp Leaders account. Contact your camp, agree a position for your summer job, negotiate your salary directly with them and ask them for a contract. Easy as that.

Pay less & earn more, all with full support from our dedicated team.