Getting wet 'n' wild

Most of the camps we work with are based beside scenic lakes that are used for swimming, all types of water sports and even paddle boarding. As each kid’s safety is paramount we need numerous qualified lifeguards to work at camps across the US. That’s where you come in.

You’ll spend your day teaching swimming, keeping on eye on anyone near or in the water and generally making sure everyone’s having fun. Safely, of course!

Am I the right fit for this job?

If you fancy a summer by the water, spent swimming and soaking up some sunshine, this is the role for you.

When applying, make sure to highlight your ability and skill level, both in and around the water. (No modesty necessary.) You need to be a strong swimmer and if you don’t have previous lifeguarding experience, you must be keen to learn.

You need to be

A strong swimmer




Bonus points for

NPLQ / RLSS certification

ASA level 2 swimming teacher

American Red Cross (ARC)

An expired lifeguarding qualification

What does a lifeguard do at summer camp?

In short, have a lot of fun. You’ll get to work on your tan, you can jump into cool water whenever you get too toasty and your so-called office has a breathtaking view.

During the daily swimming lessons you’ll teach both young kids and more experienced teenagers. You might be posted at the lake or by the pool, balancing on a paddle board or working with inflatable toys. No two days are the same. Some even end in a pool party!

The camp directors look for enthusiasm, energy and responsibility; so although lifeguarding is lots of fun, it’s also one of the most important and safety-focused roles at camp.


What you get for your money

  • Freedom to book flights
  • J1 Camp Counselor Visa
  • SEVIS & Insurance
  • Up to $2,000 salary
  • Food & Accommodation at camp
  • Invite to hiring fairs
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • Job with Summer Camp
  • 30 days in USA

Dive into the summer of a lifetime

Teaching kids how to swim, getting a killer tan and making life-long friends while chilling by the lake all day... hello, summer!

Why Camp USA?

The summer of a lifetime

Two months working in the sunny outdoors, plus a month of US travel to go wherever the wind takes you. #livingthedream

A job that never feels like work

Get the role you're born to do - where you're appreciated, where you have fun and where your loud voice/ embarrassing laugh is actually encouraged!

The chance to learn new skills

And to remember ones you've forgotten you had. Remember when you were convinced you'd be a world-class actress? You've got the green light to wow on that stage.

Lifelong friends from all over the world

Meet your fellow counselors from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and more... handy if you ever need a place to crash while travelling!

Craic on tap

We mean banter. Of course. It's an experience fuelled by silliness, by acting like a big kid yourself and by having the time of your life. And actually getting paid for it!

No cash woes

We’ll cover your Insurance & Sevis fee. You have the freedom to book your own flights so that you can find the best deal for you. Plus we’ll give you a parting gift of up to $2,000 to fund that epic road trip.

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