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Camp Preparation

How do you prepare for summer camp?

In this section, you'll find everything you need to know about going to summer camp with Camp Leaders, from departure, to your time at camp and even post-camp travelling.

Keep referring back and use the below categories to answer any questions you might have.

Here's to your summer of a lifetime.

Contacting Camp Leaders

“Who you gonna call?”. Once you’re in the States you may need to reach out to our US team or our emergency helpline. Find all the information here.

Find out how to contact us

How to prepare

From what you need to pack to sorting your bank before you go, we know the last minute check lists like the back of our hand. Check in and make sure you’re all set.

Find out how to prepare for camp

Social media

Summer camps in America have quite a few rules surrounding social media at summer camp. Make sure you’re covered and know what’s expected of you when online.

Learn more about social media at camp


“And how are planning to pay today”. Understanding how your medical insurance works is a big deal when heading out to work in America. Learn from our Jargon buster and find out exactly how to make a claim, what you’re covered for and what it should cost in our insurance section.

Find out more about insurance in America

Paperwork explained

You’re going to have quite a few pieces of paper with very different official names. Know your DS-2019 from your W-4, what they are and when to use them.

Learn more about your summer camp paperwork

J1 visa exchange visa program

As you’re taking part in a cultural exchange program, you’ll be travelling on a cultural exchange visa (J1). We work with visa sponsors to care for you and your paperwork.

The summer work cultural exchange visa

Getting to camp

There’s a few different ways you might be travelling to camp but what do you do if you’re delayed or need to contact someone to let them know you’ve arrived? Learn more about getting to camp and what to do if things don’t run smooth.

How are you getting to summer camp?

Paperwork at camp

Once you arrive at summer camp in America, there’ll be a few forms to fill in to sort your social security and to confirm you’ve arrived. Don’t worry these are all good things as it means you can now get paid.

Learn more about paperwork at camp

Life at camp

Summer camp is amazing but it is also the hardest job you’ll ever love. You’ll be up against long hours, lack of privacy and not always having your phone. So knowing how to de-stress and check in with you is a must. Find out more about life at camp and how to adjust to this crazy place we call home.

Find out more about life at summer camp

Rules and regulations

With a work hard, play hard mentality make sure you’re playing by the rules this summer. We want for you to have the summer of your life and by knowing where the line is, you can be confident in how far you go.

Learn more about the rules at summer camp

Leaving camp early

The last thing we ever want is for someone to come home early. If you need to end your contract, it’s got to be the last option and it might be an expensive choice. We want you to have your summer of a lifetime and we’re here to help at every step.

Learn what happens if you leave camp early

Getting fired

Summer camp is a lot of fun but it’s also a place of work and you’ll be caring for lots of impressionable youngsters who see you as their hero. Make sure you know the rules and that you follow them. Simple.

Find out what happens if you're fired

Travelling outside the USA

Taking the opportunity to travel far and wide is a philosophy we encourage wholeheartedly. If you do decide to go further, know what to expect and what documents you’ll need to cross the border.

Learn more about travelling outside the USA

Getting around America

Planes, trains and automobiles. Whichever you choose, you’re going to have an absolutely epic adventure. Find out a bit more about the pro’s and con’s for each and find which works best for you and your budget.

Learn more about how to get around in America

Your flight home

We offer a flight and no flight option to help make travel easy and accessible. If you need to change your return date or want to know more about how it works… ladies and gentlemen, please pay full attention as our flight attendants demonstrate the safety features of this package.

Learn more about our flight options
Lets get ready for your summer of a lifetime