Ready for a challenge?
Of course you are! Camp USA is your chance to explore new ground, to develop skills in a number of ways over one life-changing summer and come home with a sparkling gem to add to your CV. You’ll find yourself leading campfire stories, organising battles, manning ziplines and maybe even becoming a morning person. You’ll leave camp having made friends for life, by sharing an experience that can be difficult to put into words.
As a counselor, your main job is to make camp a fun and safe environment for campers. So basically, you have fun and make sure others do, too!
Counselors typically live in a cabin with campers and are responsible – along with their co-counselors – for their campers day-to-day wellbeing. Counselors supervise campers at activities during the day and many are hired to work exclusively in a particular activity area like sports or music. Whatever you do at camp, no two days will be quite the same and there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in activities outside of your own area.
Anyone between 18 and 30 can apply, as long as you're available from June to August and have a passion for working with young people. (You can still register if you’re 17, but you must turn 18 before 1st June, 2023.)
Participants will get $2,000 salary at the end of their placement regardless of age or if this is your first time participating in a Camp placement or which Camp you might be placed with.
The Types of Camp
We work with over 500 camps across the US. Each camp has it’s own unique qualities. Most camps fit in one of the following categories:
Traditional/All-Boys/All-Girls – The majority of camps we work with offer a wide range of activities and can be co-ed (boys and girls) or single gender camps. Many of the traditional camps we recruit for are privately owned and can often be family-run.
Specialty Camps – A camp that specializes in one particular activity area – like horse riding or Tennis or Gymnastics. Specialty camps will generally offer a range of activities, but will be attract campers (and staff) for it’s specialty.
Special Needs Summer Camps – We work with a number of camps who cater for both children and adults with additional support needs. You don’t need to have any previous experience to work at a special needs summer camp.
Day Camps – Day camps bus local kids in every morning and run activities throughout the day. Accommodation is provided to counselors.
Non-Profit Camps – We work with many camps that are not for profit and are typically run by a charity or organization. These camps vary in style and size and offer amazing opportunities for kids from low-income families to attend summer camp.
Find the perfect camp for you We match our coursellors to the camp that best fits them - here are some of the amazing camps you have to choose from:
Summit Camp Pennsylvania A Camp for youth with social and emotional learning challenges from ages from 8 to 21.
Hidden Valley Camp Maine Features the finest in arts and outdoor programs for children ages 8 to 14 and teens.
Horizons Connecticut A sleep-away camp for people with special needs where they live, learn, work and play.
Camp Chipinaw New York A co-ed sleep-away that welcome boys and girls age 7 through 16 to join us for a summer of Fun, Friends, Sports, Arts and Adventure.
Camp Carolina North Carolina An all-boys sleepaway located on a lake and surrounded by the Smokey Mountains National Park.
It’s sad when camp is over, but the adventure doesn’t have to end! All Camp USA participants are welcome to stay in the US for up to 30 days after they finish at camp.
Take selfies with the Statue of Liberty. Live on the edge at the Grand Canyon. Wave those jazz hands in New Orleans.
After 2 months of hard work, this is your chance to let loose. And don't forget to tag us in all your adventures - we love to see it!Read more at our blog