FAQ - General Questions

How much will I get paid?

You will get paid between $1450 and $1550 depending on your job role at camp.

Where will I work?

Your summer placement will be found based on your skills, experience and motivation. You can choose which type of camp you’d like to work with and from your application we’ll make sure you are matched with a camp which is perfect for you.

Can I get placed with a friend?

Travelling with friends is always the best, but when applying for summer camp we’d say just apply for yourself.

If you really want to go to the same camp as a friend, then coming to our job fairs together will give you the opportunity to speak to camps directly. And even if you do go to different summer camps, then you still have 30 days after camp to travel and share stories.

Can I choose where about in America I go?

We work with over 500 camps in the USA (at least one in every state other than Hawaii), and every single one offers something special. You can choose which type of camp you can go to but not the location.

Many camps hire based on personality, so we like to let the camp directors choose as it will ensure you have the best summer for all the right reasons.

Will I receive training?

Yes. Alongside our prep days, when you arrive at your summer camp, you’ll have specific training for your role and for camp.

Training can be anything from a few days to a couple of weeks long.

Will I get time off?

Yes. Each camp is different in the way they structure their time off, so check in with your camp about the specifics. Most people will have one day off a week plus evenings.

You’re going to need your down time.

Do I need to have qualifications?

Nope, we are just looking for enthusiasm. If you’re applying to work in a more specialised role, it helps if you have qualifications and experience.

Where are your camps?

We work with over 500 camps all across the US. We have at least once camp in every state of America (other than Hawaii).

Do I need to have experience working with kids?

Any experience will be a bonus, no matter how small. If you don't have experience with children, then why not volunteer before you go? All experience will be beneficial, even if it’s just looking after younger family members, it all counts.

When do I have to pay?

Your first instalment is due within 14 days post your National Team Skype Interview and your second instalment is due within 60 days of your Camp Leaders placement confirmation.

What camp will I go to?

We work with a range of camps, every one different and unique. We work with traditional camps, Christian, Jewish, special needs camps, specialty camps the lot. On your application there is a preferences section, to help find the camp best suited to you.

Can I go to New York/California/Florida etc

We work with over 500 camps in the USA (at least one in every state other than Hawaii), and every single one offers something special. You can choose which type of camp you can go to but not the location. But fear not, you’ll still have your 30 days of travel after camp to go and explore the rest. Wherever you end up going to camp, it’s going to be amazing.

How long does it last?

Usually camp is a 9-week placement, or 10 weeks. You’ll be able to specify your availability dates in your application and let us know what works for you.

What do you do at camp?


Summer camps we’re designed to offer the best summers ever for campers and staff alike. From waterslides, rock climbing and amphitheaters, you’re never short of something to do. Work as a general counselor, activity leader or behind the scenes as support staff.

Can I travel after?

Yes, one of the best things about working at a summer camp is that you can travel for 30 days after your contract.

How many camps are there?

We work with over 500 camps all over the USA.

Do I have to have a specific skill as I don't have any?

It’s always good to say a few things you have experience in (but it doesn't mean you have to be necessarily skilled). Summer camps are always looking for big personalities to fill their camps with energy and spirit. So as long as you’re yourself you’ll be great.

Do I have to be a student to apply?

No, not at all, the Camp Leaders program is for anyone that is 18+.

Applying with us is just the beginning of a long-lasting relationship. If you’d like to know more please reach out, we’re always here to help.