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What is the IYLA programme?

We've partnered with the Girl Scouts of the USA to offer you a specially designed course that will provide you with new skills to prepare you for your summer at a Girl Scout camp.

Why apply for IYLA?

This programme has been tailor made to train Camp America applicants for an amazing summer at a Girl Scout camp in the USA. We understand that applying, having an interview and spending your first summer at camp may seem daunting so we want to share our personal experiences and resources with you, to allow you to realise your potential, present your best self and make the most out of your time at camp. As an IYLA applicant, you will get exlcusive benefits such as access to an invite only recruitment fair, pre-fair pep and prep rally, members only toolkit and a guranteed placement*!!  

What will I gain?

To date, 100% of our IYLA participants have gone on to spend their summer at camp after completing the course. By adding the award to your Camp America application, camps will know you have the leadership skills that they need! At the end of the programme, you will be awarded a certificate of participation that will be a great addition for your CV and your future!

Members only toolkit

Applicants on the IYLA programme will be given access to a 'members only' toolkit, which is packed full of resources designed by our office staff, past IYLA participants and our US camp directors - people who are experienced in working on a Girl Scout camp and want to help prepare you to be the best possible counsellor at camp! Through your time on the programme, you'll be asked to submit ONE resource into the toolkit (whether it be a game/activity/song) so you can share ideas amongst all IYLA participants.

Exclusive recrutiment fair

On Saturday 25th January 2020 we'll be holding an EXCLUSIVE event for our IYLA participants. This invite only fair will allow you to come and meet over 40 different Girl Scout camps so you can come and chat to them and get hired on the spot. This means in a single day you can get your summer at a Girl Scout camp sorted. You'll also receive a nights accomodation, pre-fair pep and prep rally, and free pizza before the fair on Friday 24th January - this is included in the cost for the IYLA course!  

Pep and prep rally

This has been designed for you to meet fellow IYLA participants, meet the Camp America team (who have worked on a Girl Scout camp before) and get yourself fully prepared for the recruitment fair the next day. During the session, we will present you with our personal experiences on our Girl Scout camps, share our top tips for interviews with the directors, teach you some games/activities that you can take to camp, and spend time with you on your application to ensure you can present your best self at the recruitment fair and get yourself hired! 

What are the requirements to apply?

To apply for our IYLA programme and be eligible for a guranteed placement you must be:

  • Available to depart sometime between the 1st May and 25th June
  • Willing to work on a Girl Scout camp
  • Able to pass our background checks (police, medical and references)

*If you do not get hired at the Girl Scout recruitment fair, we will still find you a placement online (subject to the above T's&C's, however you may be required to accept a placement late in the season)

Interested? Sign up now!

Places for our International Youth Leadership Award are extremely limited so if you would like to sign up for this exclusive programme, contact us TODAY! The cost of the IYLA course is £40 and this will be added to your Camp America payments.

To confirm your place and to find out more info email Arianna at: [email protected]



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