The summer camp experts
Meet the team
Every one of our expert team members has worked a job at summer camp in America. On top of that, every year we get your honest feedback on our camps to make sure we work with only the best camps America has to offer.
We believe summer camp can change your life... well, it did for all of us. And we will go the extra mile to make your journey as easy, fun and smooth as possible.
Full support for your summer camp experience.
Who are we?
We're here to help you have the summer of your life doing what you love.
Together we've spent hundreds of summers in America, so you can turn to us with any questions you may have.
We provide you full support from the moment you decide to apply.
To make the first steps easier, we created an application guide, so after you get through that, you can start planning your summer.
If you want to meet the Camp Directors and get hired on the spot you can register for the job fairs, and to give you an idea about post-camp travelling, you can check out our travel tips and the after camp perks.
Our UK team are here to support you on your journey to the US.
Camp: URJ Crane Lake Camp
Hey I'm Jess! I spent 3 summers at URJ Crane Lake Camp in Massachusetts where I worked as a nature specialist, then as the staff engagement coordinator on the leadership team. Working closely with the staff ensuring a smooth transition to summer camp life and helping them become the best counselors they could be for the children was a really rewarding role. My favourite thing about America is it's different landscapes. Some of my favourites are the rolling hills of the Berkshires, the mountains of Yosemite and the red stone of Sedona.
Camp: Camp Kinder Ring
I went to Camp Kinder Ring in New York for 6 unforgettable summers and it became my home away from home. I worked as a group leader, where I was in charge of one age group of children for the whole summer. The role was extremely rewarding and it was incredible to see how much the children grew each summer at camp. Some of my highlights from going to camp were the evening activities by the lake, the bbq's and of course, the sunsets. Camp turned me into the person I am today and I am so grateful to be given the opportunity to send our amazing participants to America each summer!
Camp: New York YMCA Camp
Camp: YMCA Camp Kanata
I spent 6 summers at YMCA Camp Kanata in North Carolina. I started as a general Counselor in 2013, then moved to the leadership team working with our Day Camp. I loved spending time in the Boone mountains and also exploring the South, eating some of the best barbecue and listening to country music. I would also recommend The Grand Canyon as I must for your bucket list!
I’ve spent two summers working at camp. My first summer I was a general counselor on the West Coast in the Rocky Mountains at a rustic camp (where it was normal to see a bear whilst having breakfast!) My second camp was a Special Needs camp where I was in my dream role as Head of Horse Riding. Being at camp I feel like I’m the best version of myself and there is nothing more rewarding then being able to teach something I’m so passionate about, in the most amazing place.
Camp: Camp Kinder Ring
Hey everyone, I'm George! I'm looking ahead to summer 2022 where I'll be heading back to Camp Kinder Ring for my 11th summer, working as a Group Leader. My favourite thing about America is their spelling of favorite... and Buffalo Wild Wings.
*Camp: Summer 2022! *
I'll be going to camp for the first time in summer 2022, and I cannot wait to have my own experience after hearing everyones amazing camp stories! I have travelled to America before, New York and California were my favourite places so far, I even got to experience camp as a camper. My role at Camp Leaders is to help all returning staff and people who find their own placements with the application
Camp: Camp Starlight
I spent 4 summers at Camp Starlight in Pennsylvania as a Swimming Specialist and Lifeguard. I met the most amazing people, made friends for life at camp and was being able to teach what I love in the most incredible scenery. My favourite things about the USA are New York style Pizza and the music scene in Nashville!
Our US team are here to support you throughout the summer in America.
Favourite place in the States: Austin, Texas
Favourite place in the States: New Orleans, Louisiana
I manage the Camp Leaders team here in the US and work to strengthen our relationships with camps. I act as the bridge of communication between our recruiting offices and our team here in Austin.
Favourite place in the States: Sanbridge Beach, VA
As a CHI Camp Leaders Operations Manager, I am passionate about the journey of the participant from start to finish! I do everything I can to ensure a smooth process for both participants and camps starting with placements and going all the way through post-camp travel.
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