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

Let's get you home.

Let us know what role you'll be returning as and we'll do the rest...

Returning to Camp?

Apply now.

€420

  • Negotiate your salary with your camp
  • Return to the same camp you attended in previous years, or go to a new one
  • 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
  • Opportunity to travel after camp (up to 30 days)
  • No need to have gone with us before!

Return to your camp If you've been working with a J-1 visa as a camp counselor in the US in the past few years and you just can not get enough of summer camp, then join us as a returnee and return to your old camp next summer!

Back to camp, but new to Camp Leaders? 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 deal for you.

Tip: Apply early! Every year we receive more registrations than visas are available. For this reason, we advise you to apply early. The sooner you sign up, the better are the chances of getting a J1 visa!

Welcome to the next level. Chances are, this year will feature plenty of new challenges and triumphs. Thankfully, you're back for another round. Whichever camp you choose, we know they'll appreciate having experienced hands like yours to help steady the ship.

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, varies dependent on cost
  • Visa Application Fee - $160 USD payable to the US Embassy
  • Police Check - Depends on local authorities
  • Travel to US Embassy

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 - Pay the Program Fee

To secure your place on the returner program you’ll need to pay your Program Fee.

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

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.

Returner FAQ's

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