Camp Leaders

Overall rating: 6 based on 2 reviews

Program Description

Get paid to work with children for 9 weeks at an American summer camp!

The program comes with visa assistance, accommodation, your food and more.

Throughout your application, we offer full support through our award winning customer service as a Camp Leader.

After camp you can explore the USA with your new friends as you travel throughout the US for 30 days after being done at camp.

You will be responsible for the daily care of your campers as well as leading activities in the camp as a camp counselor. Participate in horseback riding, the waterfront, arts and crafts, sports and much more.

There are also support staff roles available, where you will not directly work with children. Help with maintenance, office work, cleaning, and kitchen work. Be a part of making the camp run as you have time to explore and earn a higher wage.

Highlights

Camp Leaders – The Best Job You Will Ever Have
Paid work & travel opportunity in the US
You can upgrade to get return Atlantic flights for just £250

Qualifications

Any activity qualifications or experience will help you secure a position at camp.

What`s Included

Camp Leaders' role in finding you a placement at a summer camp in America
Up to 90 days' medical insurance
Visa sponsorship and paperwork (DS2019 Form)
Award winning customer service to guide you through the application process
A UK based preparation day to get you ready for summer camp
Camp Leaders Guidebook for quick reference of all things Camp Leaders
Assistance with your J-1 visa (required to attend camp)
24-hour support whilst in the USA
Pocket money between $800-£1500
Time to travel in the USA after camp
The option to upgrade and get your flights included

Program Locations

New York, United States

Overall rating 
6
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Program Administration
6
Living Conditions
6
Cultural Immersion
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Social Life
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Program Details

Provider:
Camp Leaders
Location
  • United States: New York
Language:
English
Duration:
3-6 months
Program Type:
Work & Travel/Gap Year Jobs
Participants:
Worldwide
Cost:
From £299

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  • Dear applicants, we encourage you to leave a personal review if you have ever taken part in this program. Leaving a review will help fellow travelers to decide where to go and which program to go with as they plan their trip abroad.
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    The basic fee of approx. 600, - USD. In the agreement it says student gets 1.200, - USD and Camp Leaders 1300, -USD. Student from the camp throws (the reason may be petty - proven in more excluded). Student makes no money, but Camp Leaders him requiring payment of 1.300, - USD + reimbursement changes in route 190, - USD. Will you be the lucky ones? Or lose 2.090, - USD? It can happen to you.
    Avatar Jelly

    how much you pay?

    Review by: Jelly , On: 16 Jul 2015, Changed On: 16 Jul 2015 | No, I would not recommend this program
    The basic fee of approx. 600, - USD. In the agreement it says student gets 1.200, - USD and Camp Leaders 1300, -USD. Student from the camp throws (the reason may be petty - proven in more excluded). Student makes no money, but Camp Leaders him requiring payment of 1.300, - USD + reimbursement changes in route 190, - USD. Will you be the lucky ones? Or lose 2.090, - USD? It can happen to you.
    Camp Leaders avatar
    Response from Camp Leaders to Jelly On: 27 Oct 2015
    Thanks for your feedback. The upfront fees are lower than the cost of the program, as the camps that we work with subsidise the program. This means that in your home country we make the fees as low as possible, opening the experience up to as many people as possible.

    It is important to note that this program comes with pocket money - not a wage. If someone is looking for a higher income I would look at other programs. Summer camp is about positively impacting the lives of children.

    The camps that we work with sign a program agreement guaranteeing a minimum wage for our participants, our participants sign a program agreement which guarantees a minimum wage and every participant has a contract directly with the camp that they work with, again guaranteeing a minimum wage. All of this information is available on our site before a participant signs up.

    I hope that this explains why we have chosen this pricing structure, and how we ensure our participants are both aware of the pocket money they will receive and how we ensure it happens.

    If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask, Mark Hodgson.
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    I had the best support during the process, got a great job and spend a greta summer in the US.
    Learned a lot from the summer camp experience, improve my English and also my personal skills.
    Avatar Lina Villamil

    The best summer of my life!!!

    Review by: Lina Villamil , On: 12 Feb 2015, Changed On: 12 Feb 2015 | Yes, I would recommend this program
    I had the best support during the process, got a great job and spend a greta summer in the US.
    Learned a lot from the summer camp experience, improve my English and also my personal skills.
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    10

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