Application to Placement
So what happens to your completed Camp America application after it lands on our doorstep, here at Camp America HQ? Well...
Our guys work very hard behind the scenes on fine tuning your application - reviewing your photos, references and uploads. When all of these have been approved, and we've receive your police check form from the relevant police authority, then your application is ready to ‘circulate’. But what does this mean?
Basically, your application becomes live in a big, fancy online system that allows Camp Directors to find you; based on the attributes of your application. So if a Camp Director is looking for a male, aged 19+, who is available to depart on or before June 3rd 2013, who is able to lead in tennis and your application meets these specifications, then your application will be brought up in a list of search results (not too dissimilar to searching for a friend on Facebook). If Mr or Mrs Camp Director likes the look of your application, he or she may drop you a call or email and offer you a placement at their camp. They may even just love your application so much that they go right ahead and place you without speaking to you!
As well as Camp Directors having the ability to find your application via our online database, we also have a very hard working bunch of placement coordinators in our U.S. Stamford office who work with assigned camps to help meet their staffing needs. So, as Camp Directors are exceptionally busy planning and coordinating their summer programmes, they may send our Stamford office a list of staffing requirements and our placement guys will go and find them exactly what they are looking for. This is specifically why our application form asks what type of camps you are interested in etc - so that we can perfectly match your application to a camps specific staffing needs!
Our placement guys will endeavour to place applicants right up until the very last possible start date and they are very, very good at what they do, which is why you guys come home from camp with a big smile on your face and a suitcase full of memories and stories to tell!
Once you are placed, everything is handled online via our slick and straightforward Camp America Direct (CAD) site. Here is where your placement will be confirmed and you can keep track of your payments and messages from Camp America. We'll also prompt you about your flights and your visa and in a nut shell, we'll bend over backwards to ensure that you get to the U.S. with minimum effort from you!
Once placed, you'll also receive access to our exclusive Participants Zone where you're given information, support and advice to ensure that your summer spent in the US runs as smoothly and fantastically as possible!