What Is Summer Camp?
Summer Camps in the USA are hugely popular and are a classic representation of American culture. For over 100 years, American families have been sending their children, ages 6-17, to over 12,000 summer camps spread all throughout the United States. Today, children from all corners of the globe travel to the US for camp and camp is now a truly international environment. The American Camp Association estimate that 11 million children and adults attend summer camp every summer - so that gives you an understand of just how popular camp has become. Every summer, children look forward to spending anywhere between 1-9 weeks at camp and, for many, this is their time to break loose from every-day life, try new activities and really enjoy themselves. The very best friendships are built on camp and the children rely on Counsellors and Support Staff to make sure they have the best possible summer. International counsellors are often the most popular on camp - because they bring weird and wonderful accents and a whole host of cultural differences that American children absolutely love. We always say that if you wonder what it feels like to be a celebrity then to be a Camp Counsellor. Life at camp is intense and it's hard, tiring work - but the reward factor is unrivalled and very quickly summer camp becomes part of who you are. The fantastic thing about summer camp is that there really is something and somewhere for everyone - as Camp America work with a whole host of different types of camp which are detailed below.