GUARANTEED CAMP JOBS IN AMERICA
We’ve been sending Kiwis to work at camps in America for over 20 years, so we know exactly what it takes to become a camp counsellor. We guarantee you a camp job in America or your money back! From the very start of your camp application you are supported by our expert team. You will have a dedicated camp team member (who has been to camp – multiple times) that will help you secure your dream camp job! They will answer your questions and guide you through the entire process.
Low program fees
We offer lowest program fees in New Zealand. You will pay-less with Summer Camp USA than with any other summer camp company – simple. Why are our fees lower than other camp companies? We aim to keep the fees as low as possible to make this opportunity available for more Kiwis. We encourage you to do a bit of research, as you will find that we are up to $225 cheaper than other camp organizations. Doing a 5 min Google search could end up saving you money!
Great Camp Salary
We know it’s not about the money, but we do feel you should be paid fairly! That is why we offer one of the highest camp salaries in NZ! Working as a camp counsellor is tough work and we want you to be paid fairly for your hard work. Once again, do your research and you will find we pay more than any other camp organization.
- If you are aged 18 years; up to US$1300
- If you are 19-20 years: up to US$1,600
- If you are aged 21+ years: up to US$1,750
*Work at a special needs camp and earn an additional US$100
If you are a returning counsellor you are free to negotiate your own salary with the camp directly, salaries are typically US$2,200 or more.
Our goal is to find not just any camp – but the perfect camp for you. Unlike other camp companies that require you to make a video to be placed, we do not require that. If you want to include a video that’s great, but it is not mandatory. We want to get to know you and then find a camp that will utilise the amazing skill you have. It’s all about personal placement with us. You are more than a number with Summer Camp USA you become part of our extended camp family.
J1 Visa for Summer Camp
To be eligible to work at a camp in America you will need to obtain a J1 visa. We work with the largest J1 visa sponsor in the USA and will walk you through the entire process making it easy!
Our program fees include your medical insurance – no extra costs! As you may know, health care is expensive in the US. Our program includes medical insurance so you can rest easy when on the program. We make sure you are looked after while in America.
FREE Food & Accommodation
The entire time you are working at summer camp you will get free food and accommodation. You don’t have to budget for meals or your accommodation on Summer Camp USA – it’s all included. Most camps also offer free laundry too!
1 FREE Night Accommodation in NYC or Boston
If New York City or Boston is your designated arrival destination, you will receive a FREE night accommodation as part of the program. This awesome perk will let you save some money, meet other summer campers, check out the city and attend your meet and greet together.
Attend Camp Fair for FREE
Every year we bring camp directors from America to NZ to meet you! There is no extra cost to attend our camp fairs and you could get a job on the day. They are a great way to learn more about the camps and meet other camp counsellors. Register your interest for our camp fair now.
Access to 1000’s of camps
There is over 12,000 camps in America and they need over 1 million staff. We work with 1000’s of camps from sport specific, general, special needs, day camps and more! So whether you are looking to work on waterfront, teach gymnastics or are keen to be a general counsellor; we have you covered!
Pre departure Orientation
Before you leave for camp in America we provide an orientation which covers everything you need to know about being a camp counsellor. We will cover what to expect when you arrive, team building, expectations of camp directors, camp responsibilities, social media at camp, deal with difficult situations and much more. It is important to us that you are prepared for camp before you even leave NZ!
Our Expert Summer Camp Guides
We provide you with our expert summer camp guides and travel materials that will assist you in your application as well as prepare you for your trip!
Group flights and discounted airfares
We work with STA Travel who can offer some great deals on flights & tours. Our in-house STA Travel Expert, Katrina, will sort you out with great flight and could even arrange for you to fly with other camp counsellors on the program. Contact her on 0800 55 66 90 or email email@example.com
Travel after Camp
The J1 visa you will travel to camp on allows you to spend up to 30 days travelling around the US. Whether you are wanting to chill with your fellow counsellors after camp or meet up with some mates back home to check out America’s amazing sites… we have you covered.