J1 Camp Counselors Program

It's a cultural experience like no other!

This is your chance to spend your summer doing something totally different, experiencing the real America with people from all over the world.


What is a summer camp?

Summer Camps in the USA are a big part of American culture and it's traditional for kids to go to camp each year. There are thousands of summer camps spread all throughout the United States. They each offer a unique experience and will cater to different types of campers.

Why summer camps want you!

Although summer camp is very much an American tradition, the majority of camps love to have hire staff from all across the world Camps use Camp America to find the very best international staff to who can bring their own culture and traditions to the USA!


What can I expect to gain from working on a summer camp?

It's a very different kind of place to work! Working on an American summer camp offers so much more than just a job - it's an experience like no other and the benefits are endless...

New mates from all across the world!

The bonds formed between the staff on camp means you become like family! You'll rely on each other, you'll work hard together, you'll laugh together, you'll learn together and ultimately you'll share the summer together. There'll no doubt be a mixture of personalities, backgrounds and nationalities which is what makes camp so great, however you will all have one thing in common - the desire to do this type of experience!

Most people are nervous about doing Camp America on their own, but as soon as you get to camp you're never alone! So whilst you might arrive not knowing anyone, you'll leave with a group of new best mates!

Employability Skills

The great thing about working on a summer camp is that whilst you're having an amazing summer doing something  fun and exciting, you'll also be benefiting your future at the same time! Camp America is recognised by employers and academic institutions across the world, so it will be a great addition to your CV and make you a stand out applicant. Not only will it demonstrate that you had the drive to do something different with your summer, but it will also show independence, responsibility and ambition. Camp enables you to become a role model, a leader and a team player - perhaps without you even noticing! You couldn't gain all of these skills in a normal summer job, so by taking part in the programme you're not only going to have an amazing time, you're also helping your future too!

Travel Opportunities

You get to spend the summer living and working in the USA, so by the end of it you'll feel like a local! You can make the most of your days off at camp and check out the local area and nearby towns and cities. Then once camp is finished, you can stay in America for a further 30 days to travel! The USA is a great country to explore on any budget and is by far the best country to do a road trip! If you've not travelled much before, the USA is the perfect place to start as there's such a variety of things to see and do. From big buzzing cities to stunning national parks, chilled out beaches to classic American towns - there's something for everyone!

A Unique Experience

Where else are you going to be able to try your hand at water skiing, teach a football class, jump off a flying trapeze, have a pool party, cook over a campfire and watch the sunset over the lake all in one day? Working on a summer camp will give you the chance to try endless new activities, in a stunning location and join in with fun American summer camp traditions, which you wouldn't find anywhere else in the world. So along with the friendships, you'll make with the staff and the bonds you'll build with the campers - you've got one amazing and unique summer to look forward to!