Private Camps

Private Summer Camps

When you think of summer camp jobs at private camps, you will be naturally inclined to picture The Parent Trap. You're not entirely wrong, but there is so much more to it than that. Generally, a private usa summer camp means a privately-owned camp who generate a substantial income. The majority of these camps have been running for generations and so they are very traditional within their values. Often, you will live in a cabin with campers whose grandparents and great-grandparents attended the same camp many years before. The traditions at camp are one of the most important features of the summer. Respect them, embrace them and take part where you can; where else will you get to sing happy birthday to the entire staff body, so that the winter babies get to feel special too?!

What to Expect

A mixture of the traditional outdoors with a good dose of the modern thrown in. Think log cabins and camp fires with power boats, radio studios and circus facilities.

Top Tip

No matter what camp you’re looking to work at, we’ll automatically send your application to all of the private camps we work with, giving you the ultimate opportunity to get placed.

What Not to Expect

A summer of scratching your head wondering what to do with your day. You’re going to be kept extremely busy with long, but enormously fun days working with children in America.

You’ll Love

The endless amounts of things to do, all day every day. If you’re a fan of trying out new things, then private camps will give you the chance to try your hand at all kinds of activities, whether you’re teaching them or not.

Facilities and Accommodation

Many camps will have very modern and advanced facilities. The range of activities at these camps will be vast; waterfront activities, arts, performance, horse-riding and special events such as Olympics or Color War. Alongside these activities you will most likely be living with the same set of campers for the whole summer, most likely in cabins or bunks with a private staff area.

The Campers

Often, private camps are split by gender, so all-boys or all-girls. The beauty of this is that the campers don't feel pressure to look or act a certain way. Some camps may still be co-ed, so you can gain experience teaching both boys and girls.

The majority of the campers that attend these camps tend to come from more affluent areas so camp is like an escape for them. They get to have shaving foam parties, spend time away from their beloved smart phones and just generally act like kids.

Applying for a Private Camp

As part of your Camp Leaders application, you will specify what kind of camp you’re interested in working in and we will then look to match you with your preferred camp. As the majority of camps are private camps, we’ll automatically send your application to all of the camps we work with.

Placement Opportunities with Camp Leaders

Camp Leaders works with over 500 hundred of the best camps in America, giving you some of the highest placement chances in the industry. Camps over in the US use a number of UK-based agencies to recruit staff and Camp Leaders has been one of the key providers for  nearly 20 years, giving you the security of finding that summer job in America.