Camp America
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Summer Camp Counsellor

Job description

As a Summer Camp Instructor, also known as Camp Counsellor, you will supervise campers on a summer camp and join in with whatever they're doing and make each day more fun than the one before!

As a Camp Counsellor, you will never be working alone. You'll be part of a strong team of Counsellors and together you will have the responsibility of supervising your bunk of kids throughout the day, during meal times and in the evenings, whilst ensuring their safety and well-being at all times. As a group you will be committed to making sure the campers enjoy their summer at camp and make it an unforgettable experience for them!

This role is an incredibly rewarding as you get to have a huge impact on the campers' lives by forming strong connections with them and acting as a positive role model. To truly make the most of your experience, we encourage you to get involved with everything happening on camp from all the daily activities, to entertaining the campers (and other staff) round the a camp fire at night!

What we are looking for

You need a J-1 visa to do the programme, which also allow you up to 30 days after camp to travel and explore the USA.

You must be 18 years or over before the 1st June of the summer you want to take part in.

You need to be able to depart for camp at some point between 1st May and 20th June. If you’re applying for the Campower programme you must be in full time education. You must complete and pass the relevant Police Check for the country in which your applying from. You need to be fit and healthy enough to spend a whole summer working on a camp. As you’re going to be working in America, you will need a J-1 Visa. This will mean completing online forms and attending a face to face interview at your nearest US Embassy. Camp America will give you all of the documents and support you need to get your visa.

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

Number of vacancies
Competitive salary

Contract, dates and working times
Fixed term


How to apply

You want to make sure your application is the best it can possibly be!

You need to list at least three skills in your application (which you can select from a list) however the more skills you enter the stronger your application will look. Camps love to hire staff that have lots to offer, so select any skills that you have personal experience in along with any that you feel confident enough to be able to teach or assist children in at camp. Don't forget to add any certificates/qualifications you have as well! You need to get across how excited and unique you are and why a camp should hire you over everyone else. Big yourself up and tell the camps why they need to hire you this summer.

Each stage of the qualification should be pretty straightforward but don't forget we're always here to help and support you if you have any questions.

Make sure you consider all camp types, put your earliest availability dates and be open to any camp offer you may get. The more flexible your application is then the more camps we can match you

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 31 October 2023

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Closing date:  31 October 2023

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