Our full-time staff doesn't just answer your phone calls and emails! Many of our staff in our offices started as participants on the summer programme and so have a wealth of travel experiences in the USA. Here are just some of our handy hints...
"If you want to maximise your time and money, ensure that you're gonna have like-minded company for your travels & see as much of the U.S. as is physically possible in one trip (within a budget) then definitely get involved in a Camp America Trek! You could spend as much money as you would on a trek, simply getting from New York to (add any American city here) and back, and maybe only spend a few days in each place..."
Alan - UK Office
"Washington DC is a great place to visit - No where will you learn more about U.S. history as the city is one giant museum and the best part is most of the sights are FREE!"
Allen - UK Office
"Boston is a great walking city and spending time discovering the Freedom Trail is well worth it. Make sure to head down to Fanheil Hall and sample New England's best clam chowder! Getting into the baseball rivalry between the Boston Redsox and NY Yankees is a good way to immerse yourself into U.S. culture!"
Darryl - Cape Town Office
"If you are going to buy a car to travel in then try to do so as early as possible in your summer. This way you will have a chance to get anything that is wrong with it fixed before you leave camp and are totally reliant on it. It will also allow time for the registration papers to arrive as without these you will have trouble selling it at the end of your travels, and if you get pulled over the police will ask for it."
Jason - UK Office
"If you're around Dallas - make sure you check out 'Billy Bob's' - a nightclub populated by Cowboys and Cowgirls, shoot some pool, watch a live rodeo and then line dance the night away under a glitter saddle - a truly unique experience!"
Kerry - UK Office
"The west coast of America is a must, from the rolling plains and the Rocky mountains in Colorado to the majestic Southern Utah. If outdoor activities are your thing there is so much on offer here you cannot go wrong"
Waz - Former Camp Counsellor
"Go to California - 'nuff said!"
Cath - UK Office
"Go to a baseball game! You'll understand and appreciate why Americans love the game and it's a huge aspect of American culture. It's also more like a day out than a sporting event... Oh, and you need to get a supersize McDonalds whilst you're there!"
Ryan - UK Office Intern