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Meet our summer camp experts.

The Team

Each of us have been to summer camp so we can vouch, first hand, how awesome a summer you're going to have.

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.

We're here to make your summer of a lifetime.

Full support for your best summer.

Who are we?

We're here to help you have the summer of your life doing what you love.

We've spent hundreds of summers in America all together, 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.

Check out the job fair locations
Camp Kinder Ring

Camp Leaders Ireland- Team Lead

Favorite camp song: "This is the hope"- Rick Recht.

George is the (self-proclaimed) comedy king of the office. Summer camp veteran, he’s completed 9 summers at camp with this being his decade year! Recently made "torch-bearer" at Kinder Ring, George received the highest honour possible at his camp. Overall we don’t think there is anyone who knows camp quite like our GHUT!

Camp Kinder Ring

Camp Leaders Ireland- Travel Advisor

Favourite activity: Dizzy bat kickball!!

Tom is the third funniest person in the office & is an amazing addition to the Ireland team. Coming from a strong acting background he has starred in many big pantos, but his acting career is behind him (OH NO IT ISNT)! Tom’s energy and love for camp cannot be rivalled, make sure to ask him about that time he won colour war….

Echo Lake

Favourite camp weather: Epic thunderstorms, followed by glorious sunshine.

Amy brightens up even the most miserable of English days, she is a key member of the Camp Leaders leadership team, always helping people with a smile and great advice. On the weekends you'll find her running new PB’s, shutting out the opposition in netball or busy being mum of the year!

Camp Zeke

Favourite American Food: Disney’s Mickey Waffles

Becki is our flight wizard who makes sure that everyone gets to camp. She is also a Disney fan so sooner or later we will have our own Disney-themed plane.

Camp Echo Lake

Favourite camp outfit: Slides, white socks, shorts and a Patagonia jumper. (Other jumpers brands available)

Frankie is the office nice guy. You'll never see him without a hat on his head and a huge smile on his face. Be sure to make him giggle, his laugh is a treat for the ears and wonderfully infectious.

YMCA Santa Maria

Spirit animal: Custard Creams (...we're not convinced this is an animal Guy)

Guy is a gem. Nothing is ever too much trouble and he's always willing to help (even when you've gone through 10 keyboards and need another one). We don't know anybody that he doesn't put a smile on their face each and every day. A truly inspiring captain. Plus he makes a cracking cup of tea.

Camp Kamaji

Ice cream or froyo: Ice cream all the way. Fell in love with Choc Chip, cookie dough at camp. My first experience of this flavour. Opened up a whole new world of ice creams.

Helen has a heart of gold. Shes our office queen who's willing to step in at any time to help others. There's nothing she doesn't know and nothing she cannot do. Be sure to turn up with a can of coke and a chocolate bar, if anyone deserves a treat, it's our Helen.

New York YMCA

Favourite camp song: I'm A Lumberjack

Meet Ian. Our token tough guy. With a wicked sense of humour, he's always one to go to for a sharp joke. He's also a very calm person. He takes things in his stride and never passes judgment. He listens to both side of the story before responding in an empathic and fair way. A good all rounder.

YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles

Favourite camp meal: Grilled cheese

Hardworking, dedicated with a great sense of humour, John is a rare breed. Always there to help everyone in the office, you can rely on John to be the man with the plan. He's also a huge fan of wing Wednesdays, Joan and the Dodgers.

Camp Kinder Ring

Favourite camp meal: Mac and cheese!!

This Guy could blind the sun with his Smile, his positivity is infectious. We'll admit he’s a bit clumsy, especially with passports, although, like a well-trained pigeon, he always finds his way home. He lives the camp leaders values and he’s only just started! We know Matt is destined for big things.

Birch Trail Camp for Girls & Camp Walden

Favourite American food: Strawberry fruit roll-ups and Cheez- its, oh and the powdered mini donuts!

Natalie is the most excitable and friendliest northern lass you’ll ever chat to. She loves camp, her daily fruit salads and a good old natter... about anything and EVERYTHING! She'll never cease to keep you entertained!

New York YMCA

Favourite camp weather: Sun sun sunnnnnnn.

Meet Ollie, a super laid back "Chap". He keeps us healthy and well fed on delicious homemade protein balls and although he pretends to avoid junk food, we all know he enjoys it just as much as we do. If you meet Ollie on the phones, you'll be charmed by his positive outlook and caring attitude.

Boulder Ridge

Favourite food: Texas BBQ.

Rich's ability to help you achieve the summer of a lifetime is as strong as the curls in his hair. You'll never find him short on knowledge about camp or stories to inspire you!

YMCA Camp Kanata

Favourite all-American sports team: Carolina Panthers.

Ryan is the office nice guy. Leading the helm for our National Team, this good egg will always go above and beyond to get the job done. A huge Liverpool fan, team player and all round cool kid, the only time we've ever seen him look unsettled is on a horse.

Camp Lindenmere

Favourite camp meal: Grilled Cheese, all day every day!

Sian is a style queen in the office and probably the friendliest person around, bringing out smile out of everyone on a Monday morning. We may call her a shark but she’s got a heart of gold. She can also throw a mean ‘Woah’ dance move out, but don’t ask her to do the Dab!

Our US team of experts are here to support you throughout the summer:

Head of Operations

Favourite place in the States: Austin, Texas

Communications and Events Coordinator

I lead marketing in the US office. I design any printed and digital media that we send to our camp directors.

CHI/Camp Leaders Program Manager

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.

Relationship Manager

Favourite place in the States: Topsail Island, North Carolina

My role involves connecting certain camps with incredible new staff for the summer.

CHI Camp Leaders Operations Manager

Favourite place in the States: Sanbridge Beach, VA

Operations Manager

Favourite place in the States: Rocky Mountains, Colorado

I work behind the scenes to ensure our camps are receiving the best customer experience. I work on projects like the Directors’ Fairs and Summer Visits.

Team Lead

Favourite place in the States: Zion National Park, Utah

I work directly with the Relationship Managers to ensure we are staying on top of our communication with camp directors and that we are achieving our program goals.

Relationship Manager

Favourite place in the States: Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

I liaise with a sample of our camps, helping them find people like yourself that will be a perfect fit for their camp.

Relationship Manager

Favourite place in the States: Adirondacks, Upstate New York

I work with a set of camps on a day to day basis to pair them with amazing participants like yourselves.

Our Values

All across the world we’re connected, inspired and motivated by our strong values.

Our purpose is to inspire people to go further, and our international offices are filled with staff who do just that.

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Proud to be part of Smaller Earth

At Smaller Earth, we are the work and travel experts. We inspire people to go further.

From our 15 international offices, we send thousands of young people on work and travel programs, all around the world.

Camp Leaders is just one of the awesome opportunities that Smaller Earth has to offer around the world.

Connecting people with the world through unforgettable experiences.