USA Summer Camp Counselor Jobs

Company : Camp Leaders
Location : USA
Duration: 2 months to 3 months
Approx Costs: 250 to 750 £ Pound (UK)

Work at an American Summer Camp for children in 2019. Applications Now Open!

The activities offered by camps are endless! From traditional summer camps offering a vast range of activities to specialist sport and adventure camps; from tripping programs to circus programs; and from ranch camps to scouting camps, whatever your strengths, we'll find the right camp for you! Even if you don't have lots of experience or a specialist skill, don't worry!

Camps love to hire skilled staff, but most camps also require individuals that are flexible, energetic, great with kids and with a good attitude and an open mind. Many counselors end up teaching something they never even dreamed they would be able to teach at camp, and thoroughly enjoy the experience.

Check out each job description below to see what suits you!

Cabin / Activity Counselor: Arguably the most important job on camp! Cabin Counselors assist in activities across camp as they supervise groups of campers following their daily schedule. A good cabin counselor will have strong all-round skills and ideally will be able to lead one or more specific activities too. This is so Camp Directors can ensure their staff as a whole is balanced and able to fill in when plans change! The main responsibility of all counselors is the supervision of a bunk or cabin in between their scheduled activities, at mealtimes and at night (most counselors sleep in a room with their campers). The memories you get from that session with your kids will last a lifetime.

Specialist Counselor: If you have a certification or experience teaching an in-demand skill then this role is perfect for you! A Specialist Counselor provides daily instruction in a specific activity(s) to groups of children. The types of specialist skills sought after by camps are numerous so remember to include all your interests on your online profile. Specialist Counselors will also have childcare duties and live in a cabin with campers as well as devoting a large portion of their time to their skilled activity. Specialists should also be prepared to participate in other activities during the day and evening.

Support Staff:

If you have office, maintenance, kitchen or housekeeping experience, why not consider a role as Support Staff? Every camp requires individuals to be part of the team "behind the scenes" - ensuring everyone has the equipment, facilities, and food they need to keep camp running! Support Staff roles receive a higher salary and are allocated more free time, to ensure you can get involved with the day-to-day fun of camp! To work as support staff you must be a full-time student in continuing education on your summer break.


Start Dates

Must be available to start between May 1st and June 20th and then for a minimum of 9 weeks.

Costs / Benefits

* The fees are currently from £349 and includes the placement, meals & accommodation, medical insurance, our support and much more
* At camp, you will receive pocket money of around $600-$1200 depending on age, skills and qualifications.
* At camp, you will receive pocket money of around $600-$1200 depending on age, skills and qualifications.


* You must be at least 18 years old on the 1st June in the year you wish to go to camp
* Available to travel from early/mid June through to mid/late August
* Speak fluent English
* Have a passport that is valid until the end of the year in which you wish to travel
* Be fit and healthy
* Have no criminal convictions

Booking / Enquiry

Camp Leaders USA Summer Camp Counselor Jobs Reviews

Best 3 years of my life

I've been to work in America with Camp Leaders for the last 3 years and have had an amazing time! Travelling to the states for 3 months every single summer is the best thing you could ever do! Why stay in the UK in the cold when you can be in the heat and sun of the USA. Camp Leaders also provides an opportunity to give back to you through their ambassadors team which anyone who has worked 1 summer can join! From their you can join their National team where they'll pay you and going back each summer is easier than ever!!

By: Sam Wheeler
Nationality: British
Age: 21

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