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The Original Summer Camp Experience

How It Works

There’s a lot that needs to happen to get you to camp – this is where we come in. Since 1969 we’ve sent thousands of participants to hundreds of camps across the USA, supporting every single one every step of the way.

The Summer of a Lifetime

Working at an American summer camp is one of the most rewarding jobs you’ll have. It’s a totally unique environment, where kids and young people can truly be themselves. We will be with you every step of the way, from helping you through the requirements of your application to 24/7 on the ground support once you’re at camp. We’ll also help take care of your flights and sponsor your J-1 visa to make sure you can enjoy the summer of a lifetime with minimal hassle.

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Our Camps

We’re the original summer camp organisation, placing thousands of summer camp staff at hundreds of camps across the USA since 1969. Our Camps start between 1st May and 20th June and run for 9-12 weeks.

01/05/25

First Camp Start Date

18

Minimum Age

684

Total Number of Camps

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Find your role

There’s a job at camp for every skillset – let us know yours so we can help you land the perfect position.

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Find your camp

We work with hundreds of camps across the USA, each with its own personality to match yours.

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Find yourself

Camp is the ultimate safe space to be yourself, discover new talents, confidence, and leadership skills.

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Real Experiences

Don't take our word for it - this is just a snapshot of the amazing summers our participants have had, and the reasons they keep going back year after year.

The application process is so easy and Camp America are there to guide you through it every step of the way. The team are all so helpful.

Colm, Camp Walden NY

Colm, Camp Walden NY

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Taking the campers out on the lake, doing things they'd never usually have the opportunity or support to do, was the greatest feeling. Seeing them feel like they can do anything was the best!

Lucy, Camp Northwood NY

Lucy, Camp Northwood NY

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You join this bubble of people who are extremely caring and supportive, they help you grow as a person and unlock new confidence. I would recommend Camp America to anyone!

Alex, YMCA Camp Copneconic MI

Alex, YMCA Camp Copneconic MI

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Camp America was a life changing experience for me. I didn’t think I would have the experience and confidence to be a certified lifeguard. but the training I received was thorough and I had a lot of support.

Harrison, River Way Ranch Camp CA

Harrison, River Way Ranch Camp CA

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Camp is the great place to try new activities and make amazing memories as everyone is supportive and happy to help you grow out of your comfort zone while finding your favourite hobbies and interests.

Emily, Jamestown 4-H Educational Center VA

Emily, Jamestown 4-H Educational Center VA

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Staff started camp with a mix of experience but none of that mattered. You are well trained and everyone supports each other creating a close-knit community like no other.

Katie, Camp Lee Mar PA

Katie, Camp Lee Mar PA

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Ready for the experience?

Start your application today and prepare for an entire summer working abroad, travelling the USA, and becoming a positive role model for children and young adults. Embrace the challenge and enjoy the adventure.