Parents and Supporters
What is summer camp?
Each year, more than 10 million children attend summer camps in America. Camp staff are hired to look out for the youngsters and teach them new skills - which makes it an ideal place for young adults to develop skills and confidence in a new environment. Summer camps hire international staff to introduce campers to people from all around the world.
Yes, summer camp is fun, but your young person will come back more worldly, more confident, and more responsible.
The benefits of working at summer camp:
A job at summer camp is a great way to build a CV and boost employability.
Working at summer camp develops responsibility, independence, and drive. Employers around the world will easily recognize these valuable traits.
Working at summer camp can be tough work. Developing traits like grit and determination will ensure a successful summer.
Camp staff are held accountable for their daily responsibilities, keeping to the camp schedule, and remaining professional throughout the summer.
If we wouldn't send our own kids there, we wouldn't send yours, either. We pride ourselves on providing a high-quality experience, every step of the way.
When partnering with camps, we make sure that they're fully accredited, and place a high value on providing a safe environment for campers and staff.
Summer camps hire people from all over the world. International staff learn about new cultures and build a network of relationships across the globe.
Most people head to summer camp by themselves, so staff at camp form genuine friendships as they share an incredible travel experience.
After camp, the J1 visa allows participants to travel for up to 30 days. It's a great opportunity to explore America in a way that works for them.
They'll be paid for their time at camp, so they can experience America without needing to save heaps of money beforehand. We've also partnered with Trek America to help make after camp travel even easier.
Why choose Camp Leaders?
They'll be in good hands.
Our Melbourne-based customer service team is here to help - and we've also got a team in the USA. We've all been to camp ourselves, so we're passionate about what we do. We're also:
Choose Camp Leaders. We build Leaders for life.
Pay in 3 easy installments.
We make it easy to get to summer camp in the USA. Rather than paying in one go, our standard payment plan breaks down the cost into 3 easy installments.
If this isn't ideal, we are happy to build a personalized payment plan that works for the individual.Learn more about Camp Leaders prices
The Camp Leaders program includes 90 days medical insurance. If a participant's camp program is longer than 90 days and/or they are staying and travelling after the 90 days they will need to extend their insurance.
It is the participant's responsibility to extend their own insurance. This can be done through the Secutive account that we will help them create.Learn more about Camp Leaders insurance
Camp Leaders program timeline:
If you think Camp Leaders might be right for your young person, you can read about the full program timeline in our application guide. We'll help prepare them before they leave, and offer full support throughout the summer.
Whether your young person has travelled before, or they're thinking about going abroad for the first time, you'll feel secure with Camp Leaders.
Key pre-departure events:
With Camp Leaders, you'll get the chance to meet American summer camp directors at in-person events. They're eager to hire people, in person, right there and then. Our job fairs are a great way to get hired on the spot.Find out more about our Job Fairs
Our business is personal. Camp directors love to meet their staff before the summer, and often arrange a Skype interview with potential candidates.Check out our top interviewing tips
We run free, in-person events all over the country. If you can't make one of those, you can sign up for an online event! Events include information sessions, job fairs, and pre-departure preparation sessions.Find out more about Camp Leaders events
To obtain their J1 visa, participants will need to attend an appointment at the nearest US embassy. We will send a step-by-step guide when they reach this stage of their application.See the ultimate application guide