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How do you prepare for summer camp?

In our guidebook you can find everything you need to know about going to summer camp with Camp Leaders, from departure, to your time at camp and even post-camp travelling.

Keep referring back and use the categories below to answer any questions you might have.

Here's to your summer of a lifetime.

Contacting Camp Leaders

“Who you gonna call?”. Once you’re in the States you may need to reach out to our US team or our emergency helpline. Find all the information here.

Find out how to contact us

Packing List

From what you need to pack to sorting your bank before you go, we know the last minute check lists like the back of our hand. Check in and make sure you’re all set.

Find out what to pack for camp

Before You Leave

Camps have quite a few rules surrounding social media at summer camp. Make sure you’re covered and know what’s expected of you when online.

Things to keep in mind before you leave

Sponsor Information

As you’re taking part in a cultural exchange program, you’ll be travelling on a cultural exchange visa (J1). We work with visa sponsors to care for you and your paperwork.

Find out your sponsor information

Insurance Information

“And how are you planning to pay today”. Understanding how your medical insurance works is important when heading out to America. Learn from our jargon buster and find out exactly how to make a claim, what you’re covered for and what it should cost in our insurance section.

Find out about your insurance


You’re going to have quite a few documents with very different purposes. Know your DS-2019 from your W-4, what they are and when to use them.

Important forms and documents explained

Travel to the United States

There’s a few different ways you might be travelling to camp but what do you do if you’re delayed or need to contact someone to let them know you’ve arrived? Learn more about getting to camp and what to do if things don’t go smoothly.

Find out about travelling to the US


Once you arrive at camp, there’ll be a few documents to fill in to sort your social security and to confirm you’ve arrived. In this section you can find out more about what to do on arrival.

Find out about arriving in the United States

Life at Camp

Summer camp is amazing but it is also the hardest job you’ll ever love. You’ll be up against long hours, lack of privacy and limited access to your phone. Knowing how to de-stress and look after yourself is a must. Find out more about life at camp and how to adjust to this crazy place we call home.

Find out more about life at summer camp

Leaving Camp Early

The last thing we ever want is for someone to come home early. If you need to end your contract, it’s got to be the last option and it might be an expensive choice. We want you to have your summer of a lifetime and we’re here to help at every step.

What to do if you need to leave camp early

After Camp

Planes, trains and automobiles. Whichever you choose, you’re going to have an absolutely epic adventure. Find out a bit more about the pro’s and con’s for each and find which works best for you and your budget.

Find out more about after camp travel

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