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Sail into summer.

Sailing and Powerboat Jobs in America

Make the water your home this summer.

There's little better feeling than taking off from a dock in the morning and carving through a glassy smooth lake, untouched by anyone since the day before.

Lakes are one of the most central pieces of summer camp, with all water-based activities being amongst the favourite.

If you've got a passion for getting out on the lake, then we've got a role for you.

What is summer camp?

Simply put; it's the summer of a lifetime.

Camp is about 10 weeks of summer sun, unforgettable moments, and experiences that will shape your life.

You'll be involved with leading groups of campers in America, each of who look forward to their time at camp for the entire year.

It's a massive part of American culture, where campers get back to their 'home away from home'. They get to experience being out in nature, trying new activities, and creating their own core memories that will last forever.

You'll have the summer of a lifetime, as will the campers you help.

What's involved with teaching sailing or driving powerboats at camp?

If you feel more at home on the water, you'll be perfect for a role at camp.

By teaching sailing at summer camp or driving powerboats, you'll have a responsbility to instill not just a fun atmosphere, but a safe one.

You'll be involved with all areas, including helping with lifejackets, safety demos, and checking the equipment.

But most importantly, you'll be out there on the water. For most of your day, you'll take groups of campers out, showing them how incredible time on the water can be.

What sailing/powerboating experience do I need?

It's always safety first when it comes to being on the water.

Some of the very best leaders are those who are passionate about an activity and want to make a difference.

If you love an activity and have proven experience/time on the water, then we can look at placing you in roles.

However, as you're operating heavy machinery, we do require a base level of training.

if you have done one of the following, be sure to include it on your application:

  • RYA Level 2; Dingy, Multihull and Small Keelboats
  • RYA Level 2 Powerboat License
  • Other relevant water education/experience
Build your CV.

Sailing or powerboat jobs are a great CV-builder, whether you're looking for a future career in football coaching or not.

Sailing and powerboat work experience at camp will help you develop your leadership skills, which will make you a great candidate for future job opportunities. sailing and powerboat jobs at camp are also a great alternative to just sailing or driving a boat at home for the summer.

Start building your skills
Develop your skills

Summer camp is the ultimate skills builder.

Not only will you learn hard skills related to your activity, but you'll develop a range of soft skills thanks to what you'll be doing in your day-to-day.

You'll build your team work, communication, problem-solving, creativity and resilience, all whilst having the summer of a lifetime.

Make an impact

It's no exaggeration to say you'll change lives.

Summer camp is a place where magic happens. Whether it's campers overcoming fears, or finding a new activity that takes them down a new path in life, moments happen on a near hourly basis.

And you'll be front and centre of it.

Experience a summer of a lifetime

Summer camp is the most fun you'll ever have being challenged.

You'll go through the whole range of emotions whilst at summer camp, and you'll come out the other side realising it's the best summer you've ever had.

The friendships, moments, and experiences you'll get are unlike any others, and there'll be very hard to get anywhere else ever again.

Let's start your American adventure.

30 days to travel after summer camp

Explore the America you want to see after summer camp.

After summer camp, you'll get 30 days to travel, allowing you the freedom to see whatever you want to see.

The friends you'll make at camp will likely all want to travel together, meaning your adventure with your new friends goes on. Or, if you want to blaze your own trail through solo travel or going on a group tour, you can.

The world is your playground.

Expand your horizons this summer.


What's Included

By going with Camp Leaders, you'll get all of the following inclusions:

  • Your summer camp job placement
  • J1 visa sponsorship and support
  • 90 days of medical insurance
  • In-depth application support
  • Food and accommodation at camp
  • 24/7 emergency support in America
  • 30 days to travel after summer camp
  • Pre-camp preparation workshop
  • SEVIS fee
  • A minimum of $1800 pocket money AFTER tax
What you'll need to sort

When working with children at summer camp in America, there are a few extra things to do:

  • Criminal background check
  • Flights to the US
  • US Visa Application Fee

Sailing and powerboat jobs FAQs

How can I apply for sailing and powerboat jobs at summer camp?

When starting your application you’ll be asked to select your top skills. Choose 'Sailing' and/or 'Powerboat'. Go into detail about what you’re going to bring to the role, your skill level and if you’re already qualified. A camp director will then be able to assess if you’re a good fit and invite you to their camp.

How can I make my application stronger without any qualifications?

The best way to make your application stronger is to have the qualifications to back it up. Sailing/powerboat jobs in America are a fantastic way to spend the summer but also very competitive. If you are serious about coaching football in the USA then take a look at courses which may give you confidence and show your skill level.

How many children will I be coaching in one session?

This depends on the role you take. With sailing, it's often 1 to 1 in terms of leaders to campers, maybe slightly more depending on the craft you're in. Powerboats can normally accommodate 5 or 6 children, their counsellor, and if there's watersports involved, then likely another specialist as a 'spotter'.

Should I pack any equipment?

You'll have everything you need to carry out your job at camp, so anything you want to bring (maybe to show the kids), is just a bonus. More often than not, you’ll be on a lake, so make sure you have the right clothing to complete your activity.

Don't miss out on a summer job on the lake in America.