Be an all round hero.
Summer camp counselor jobs in America.
General counselor is the most common role at camp, and requires no qualifications.
Try out all the activities at camp.
As a general counselor, you'll have a go at all the activities your camp has to offer.
You'll tour around with your group of campers, keeping them on schedule, and team up with the activity leaders to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience in each activity.
Your summer day-to-day will be a non-stop adventure.
From waking the campers up in the morning to tucking them in at night, you'll keep camp rolling along smoothly. You'll be a role model for your campers, and make sure they're well looked after.Learn more about your day at camp
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Become a role model.
You'll spend your summer hanging out with your group of campers, getting to know them well.
If you want a very personal experience, being a camp counselor this summer is the role for you. You'll become a trusted older sibling, a mentor, and a guide - and you'll make a lasting impression on the Leaders of tomorrow.
The camp bubble is real. You'll settle into your day-to-day routine, and camp will really feel like home after 8 weeks.
You'll make new friends with fellow staff from America and other parts of the world at camp, and you'll all come together to make the absolute most of everyone's summer.
Why you should be a camp counselor this summer:
Working with kids at camp was an amazing experience. Your campers bring an incredible amount of energy to each activity - if there's anything that will make you excited to get out of bed every day, it's working at camp.
Camp was a lot of fun, but more importantly, I learned a lot about myself. I felt like I made a big impact on my group of campers, and developed new Leadership skills as a result. I learned loads of new skills that I can bring forward to the next chapter of my life - I'm more organized and patient, and much more willing to step up and take initiative when things need to get done. If you get the chance to go to camp, you won't regret it.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I get time off as a camp counselor?
Yes, you will! Every camp's schedule different, but most days will follow a basic outline. At the end of the day, you're there for a cultural exchange experience, so you'll get days off to rest up or explore the surrounding area, and what you do is up to you.
As part of the camp counselor program, you’ll have days off written into your contract. You'll also have up to 30 days to explore the best of America after camp. Soak in the sights, sunshine and experience the real USA firsthand. Whether you fancy a DIY adventure, or one of our many discounted group road trips, the USA is yours for the taking.
Will I be trained for the camp counselor job?
We'll get you well-prepared before you even leave for the USA. Make sure to attend one of our prep days, either in-person or online, so that you're ready for your ultimate summer.
You'll also have a group orientation upon arrival with other counselors from across the world, and spend your first week of camp going through training before the campers arrive. To find out more about how we prepare you for the USA, just book in a welcome call when you apply and ask one of our team members.
How old will the campers be?
Every camp is different, and there may be varying age groups depending on the type of camp you go to. We'll work to find you a camp that suits your preferences, and your campers will generally all be around the same age. Most campers are aged from 7-16. Whatever age group you end up working with, you'll have a summer to remember, and make a lasting impression on the next generation of Leaders.
Are there any requirements?
Summer camp in America is a great way to work and travel abroad. Because of the J1 cultural exchange visa, there are some basic eligibility requirements for the Camp Leaders program. They typically include:
- Having a clean criminal background & health record.
- Summer availability between June & August.
- Being aged 18+ before camp starts.
For a full list, check out our summer camp eligibility page. If you're at all concerned about your eligibility status, just get in touch. We'll do what we can to get you to America for a summer to remember.