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Summer camp explained.

Summer camp

The summer you've always dreamed of

From day camps to traditional sleepaways, American summer camps provide 11 million youngsters with the chance to experience adventure. They gain independence, develop life skills and meet exciting people from all around the globe - which is where you come in.

Summer camp in the USA is the catalyst to have the summer you've always dreamed of - full of fun and excitement, and with this summer job opportunity you get to enjoy America in a really original way.

Go to summer camp, eat the food, attempt the lingo, meet incredible people and to come away with epic stories which cannot be fully explained unless you were there.

What is summer camp?

Summer camp is an experience like no other. With the opportunity to work in an awesome location, to earn spending money and a chance to travel, this isn’t your average summer job. Learn more about what camp is all about and why you should be going this summer.

Find out more about summer camp in America

Roles at summer camp

Who are you going to be this summer? Take a deeper look into our roles at summer camp and decide what works for you. Choose to coach children or work in one of our office admin roles, if you’ve got the motivation to go then we’ve got a summer job for you.

Find the perfect role for you at camp this summer

Summer camp activities

Activities are what brings camp to life. Learn more about what you could be doing or teaching at summer camp in America. With archery, basketball and even trapeze, there is something for everyone at summer camp.

Find out more about the activities on offer at camp

A day at summer camp

Take a peek at our summer camp daily schedule and get a feel for a typical day at summer camp. This may be the hardest job you’ll ever love, but with such a dynamic and fun packed schedule, you’ll be able to see why the long days are part of the package.

Find out more about life at camp

Types of summer camp

Summer camps come in all shapes and sizes. From small independent summer camps to camps which staff hundreds of people. We proudly work with a wide variety of summer camps, over 500 in total, learn more about where you could be working this summer.

Find the perfect camp for you this summer


Don’t just take our word for it. All of our reviews have been written by people who have taken part in our summer camp program. We’ve sent over 35000 people to summer camp. Find out what they thought of Camp Leaders and summer camp here.

Find out what our participants think

Returning to summer camp

Did you have the summer of your life? Cannot wait to return to your home away from home? Then what you waiting for, secure your summer placement and return again. Even if you didn’t apply through us before, we won’t hold it against you, you’ll be able to apply and take advantage of our great returner deals.

Everything you need to know about returning to camp
The best job you'll ever have.