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 and can earn more, all while getting the same kick ass support from our dedicated team.

Please bear in mind that there is a limit of DS forms for Returnees that our sponsor can print per year according to the Department of State. We suggest you to apply as soon as possible and secure your position at camp.

Let's get you home.

Active your new profile from your previous summer and we'll do the rest...

Returning to camp?


$1'800.000 COP

Apply before December 1st and get $200.000 COP off.
  • Negotiate your salary with your camp
  • 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 America
  • No need to have gone with us before!

Get an additional discount of $100.000 COP if you paid in full and if you must pay in installments you can pay a deposit of $700.000 COP to start your process and secure your place at camp.

Additional costs

Third 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. No additional surprises.

  • Flights - Return flights to the USA
  • Visa Application Fee - $160 USD
  • Medical Check - Discretion of the Physician

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 on the returner program you’ll need to pay either your program fee in full and get $100.000 cop discount or a deposit of $700.000 cop.

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

If you are traveling with us for the very first time your Program Fee will be as listed for First Timers.

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.

You’ll still need to head to the embassy although you’re returning as they like to issue it all in person.

Step 5 - Your flight

Heading to camp as a returner is great, you know where you’re going so you’ll be able to get the best deals early on. Wahoo.

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

Step 6 - Until we return

You’re heading home!

As you already know summer camp is the greatest place on Earth and we’re on hand to help with whatever you need, 24/7.

Go and have 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 customer service in the industry.

What should I expect returning to summer camp?

Lower fees and higher wages. That's right, if you´ve traveled with Camp Leaders before 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 (unless you apply through a different agency before) which means you should be paid the same as any American staff member. Boom.

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. Simply login in your previous profile and activate your new profile, quickly you can go through the sections and review before saving, you will finish within seconds.

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

Yes, you will still need to upload all your documents for us to request your visa documents. But we have you covered and will provide all the paperwork required. Returners must still attend an appointment at the US Embassy, but we'll do all our best to make this process nice & easy for ya'll!

How do I return to summer camp in America?

Besides following your steps listed above. Contact your camp, agree a position for your summer job, negotiate your salary directly with them and ask them for a contract. Make a full payment or a deposit so we can send your profile on review. Easy as that.

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