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Camp Leaders Guidebook

How do you prepare for summer camp?

In our guidebook, you'll find everything you need to know about going to summer camp with Camp Leaders.

Keep referring back and use the categories below to answer any questions you might have about your departure, time at camp, post-camp travelling, or anything else.

Contacting Camp Leaders

We provide 24/7 support, all summer long.

Phone: 1-866-803–7643

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Contacting Camp Leaders

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Sponsor Information

Know who your J1 visa sponsor is.

You’ll be travelling on a cultural exchange visa (J1). It's vital that you know who your sponsor is and how to contact them.

Find out your sponsor information


Spending a summer in America won't happen without your documents.

We'll help you understand all about your paperwork - what each form is, and when to use them.

Important forms and documents explained

Packing List

We've done this all before.

Our ultimate summer camp packing list will help you sort everything out before you leave, so your summer is smooth from start to finish.

Find out what to pack for camp

Before You Leave

Know what to expect at camp.

We'll get you sorted with details about your spending money, banking, and rules and regulations at camp in America.

Things to keep in mind before you leave

Insurance Information

You're covered for medical care in the USA.

Being safe this summer starts with understanding how your medical insurance works. Use our jargon buster, find out how to make a claim, and what you’re covered for.

Find out about your insurance

Travel to the United States

Read this section and get to camp without a hitch.

When travelling to camp, you may experience delays or other unexpected disruptions. This section will make sure you know what to do when faced with the unexpected.

Find out about travelling to the US


You've made it to the USA! Make sure to have your instructions for getting to camp on hand.

When you arrive in the USA, you'll need to know what to do before you get settled in to your new home at camp.

Find out about arriving in the United States

Life at Camp

Make sure to take care of yourself at camp this summer.

You'll be telling stories about summer camp for years afterwards. But like all good stories, it'll have it's ups and downs. This section will help you deal with them properly.

Find out more about life at summer camp

Leaving Camp Early

The last thing we want is for someone to leave early.

If you need to end your contract, it should be your last option, and it might be an expensive choice.

What to do if you need to leave camp early

After Camp

Make the most of your summer in the land of the free.

After-camp travel is an annual tradition for international camp counselors in the USA. Our support continues until you arrive home - so keep in touch!

Find out more about after camp travel

Download the Camp Leaders guidebook and be prepared for anything.