Summer step by step.

Application guide

Step 1 - Apply online

The first step is to hit the apply button, create your profile and application for your summer camp in America experience.

Or if you're one of our Camp Leaders returners simply reactivate your profile by logging in and clicking the 'start my next application' button.

Step 2 - Get interviewed

We'll be giving you a quick call to introduce your next steps, answer any questions and book your initial face-to-face interview.

It’s a fairly relaxed interview, usually in a coffee shop or library with one of our National Team of interviewers who've all been to camp themselves.

Read our blog on how to ace your interview

Step 3 - Attend a job fair

We host the most fairs in the industry for one simple reason. This is your chance to get hired on the spot!

Make sure you know where your closest job fair is for 2019.

Find out where this years job fairs are going to be

Step 4 - Complete your application

We will be helping and offering tips to get your application camp director ready.

It's also time to get all of your documents in, including your police check, your medical form and your references.

Learn how to write the perfect application in this blog

Step 5 - Attend a preparation day

We run high energy prep days up and down the country between the months of March and May to get you ready for your summer in the States.

It’s also a great chance for you to meet people who will be going to the same camp as you.

Step 6 - Get your visa

You’ll be going to the States on a J1 Cultural Exchange visa, so we’ll need arrange your interview with the American Embassy to get it officially printed in your passport.

We’ll be there to help you with everything in the application, as well as being with you in London on the actual day.

Learn more about the J1 Visa

Step 7 - Fly to the States

You’ve completed the application and got your place!

All you’ve gotta do now is hop on that plane and let the memories begin.

You won’t be flying alone though, because we match you on the same flight as people going to your camp, so you’ll be making best mates before you’ve even left for the States.

Read our blog on how to prepare for your flight

Ready to get started?

Frequently asked questions

Do I have to have a face to face interview?

Yes, it's a great way for you to meet us but also for us to meet you. We like to also offer support and guidance with your application, the face-to-face interview provides a great opportunity for us to also do this in person.

Can I apply if I don't live in the UK?

Yes, we have 15 offices all around the world and will be able to help you with your application. However there can be some limitations based on US visa regulations, so be sure to give the office a call before so we can advise.

When will Camp Directors be able to see my application?

Your application will go live once your sections are complete, you’ve got a green tick next to everything and you’ve paid your first instalment.

I have filled in all my application, what’s next?

Make sure you’ve paid your first instalment, and let’s get started with your documents. The easiest thing for you to get done now is your three references and upload your passport.

"Ready to start your application?"