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Returner deals

Here at Camp America, we like to reward our participants who chose to spend their first summer at camp with us - by offering them fantastic options to return to camp. For Summer 2014, we have a fresh and exciting Returner Deal that is exceptionally friendly to not only your pocket – but also your camp’s pocket...

Going back to the same camp?

For 2014, no program fee will be charged to your camp whatsoever* and Camp America are charging only £236 to you, if you arrange your own flight and transportation to camp. This deal is also available to returning camp staff who may have previously participated with an organisation other than Camp America**. 

Should you wish Camp America to take care of your flight arrangements, then we’ll certainly do so for an additional £80 – which covers a European Airport Security Tax & Fuel Surcharge (applicable to all flights). Your flight, which is based on a London to New York return***, will then be billed to your camp. As a Camp America returner, you will have the opportunity to negotiate your own pocket money rate directly with your camp**** and if you choose the CA flight your camp will simply deduct the price of your flight directly from your final pocket money – making it super easy and economical for you to secure your return to camp!

Both of these options include Camp America’s medical insurance and our flight package to New York also includes airport collection, an overnight stay at our arrivals hotel and detailed travel to camp instructions.

  • *In both instances, a $35 US government administrative fee (SEVIS) is billed to your camp.
  • **Returners transferring to Camp America from another program will require a face-to-face interview. 
  • ***Alternative departure and arrival airports are available, on request.
  • ****Once your salary has been agreed, ask your camp to send you a contract confirming the amount you will be paid.

Fancy trying a new camp?

Applicants wishing to return with Camp America, who are seeking placement on a new camp*, will incur a £96 placement fee which covers the cost involved in finding you a new placement. Thus, the own transport option is priced at £332 and the CA flight option is priced at £412. All other conditions above apply to both of these packages.

  • *Any returning applicant seeking a new placement will require a face-to-face interview.

Additional Costs

With our duty of care as safeguarders for the protection of children and vulnerable adults, Camp America require all returning participants to re-complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (or equivalent), in order to return to camp. Police checks from 2013 or earlier will not be accepted or considered for re-placement in summer 2014. 

All Camp America participants are required to have their doctor/physician complete the Camp America Medical Form, however any applicant who has a form signed and dated from 2013 may not require a new one - as long as you are returning the same camp and your camp is satisfied with the information provided in your original medical form. If your camp allow you to re-use your medical form for 2014, you are required to inform us of this - so we can keep your record fully up to date.

All Camp America participants are required to pay for their J-1 visa which is required to work at summer camp. Participants need to re-complete the full application for the visa each year they participate on camp.

2015 Embassy Fee: £160* (as of July 30th 2013)

Optional Baggage Insurance: £72

  • *Subject to increase.

Please Note: The above prices are subject to change after October 1st 2014. 

"I have really enjoyed my time at camp and the whole experience has opened my eyes to want to try new things"

Sophie Phillips, 2012 Participant, YMCA Camp Fuller

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