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Summer Camp USA

Summer Camp USA

Want to do something different this summer? Looking to boost your CV and get that much sought-after work experience? American summer camps are a fantastic way to spend your holidays, teaching children aged 6-16. You could be looking forward to beautiful lakeside settings, every activity under the sun and maybe a Glee-style sing-song round the camp fire. It’s not all work and no play - travel around the USA after camp! With 50 states to choose from, your options are endless…


Applications for 2019 are currently closed but keep your eyes peeled for summer camp 2020! 


The Basics

Summer Camp USA offers you the opportunity to do something different and totally unique with your summer. You’ll be spending 8-10 weeks living and working with campers, teaching fun activities and experiencing the real America first hand. It’s going to be an epic summer; you’ll be living in the most awesome of locations, have no two days the same and work with people from all over the world. Not only that but you’ll get 30 days after camp to let loose and travel wherever you want. Become part of the legacy and join the other 250,000 people who’ve taken part in the Summer Camp USA programme.

Summer Camp USA

What is a Summer Camp?

BUNAC Key Info

Summer Camp USA is a huge American tradition where kids head to camp year after year for the summer of their lives. With thousands of camps spread across the USA and with various types of camps to choose from you can be sure to find your own unique but perfect fit at camp this summer with BUNAC. Camps love to hire staff from all over the world which is where your J1 visa comes into play. Not only will you have the opportunity to bring your own traditions to camp this summer, but you’ll live, breath and work camp life for up to 10 weeks and get 30 days to travel once you’ve finished! The perfect way to spend all that hard earned dollar.

Camp Life

What's Included

From £289

• Your first night in either New York or Boston included
• Placement at a camp in the USA
• Food and accommodation while at camp
• Pocket money of up to $1,000 depending on your age and experience
• Assistance securing your J-1 visa
• SEVIS - US government fee
• Medical insurance
• Pre-departure orientation day in the UK to help you get ready for camp life
• Access to camp facilities during time off
• Up to 30 extra days to travel around the USA after camp!

Include all of the above and a return transatlantic flight from £529*!

Your Experience at Summer Camp

There isn’t just one type of camp in the USA there are thousands!

- Private camps
- Traditional camps
- Faith based camps
- Special needs camps
- Sports camps
- Non-profit camps

The general term used for first time members of staff is ‘Camp Counsellor’ and this is exactly what you’ll be when you head to one of these camps this summer. As a camp counsellor it will be your responsibility to look after the kids and get involved in a variety of activities day to day… sounds fun, right? However, if you have expert skill levels in one of our in demand activities you could be an activity specialist, running sessions all day every day, just get in touch to find out more.

Have you got what it takes?

Working at camp is fun, but it is still work. For that reason, there are some requirements that will be expected:

  •  You've got to be 18 or over
  •  Experience working with children and the enthusiasm to live and work in a fast-paced outdoors environment over the summer
  •  The early bird gets the worm! Book early to have better access to in demand jobs and hiring events

How to get a Summer Camp job... and get hired on the spot

You can get hired on the spot at one of our Summer Camp Recruitment Fairs. You can only tell so much from an application form, so come along and let Camp Directors meet the real you! If you complete the initial application form and book a regional interview before the fair, you can gain priority entry - think of it as a fast-track to spending your summer the all-American way.

How To Apply

Get your adventure started!

Booking Details

It’s really easy to get your Summer Camp USA experience underway:

• First you need to register and sign up to the programme with a £39 deposit. Along with a few personal details this will give you instant access to all of BUNAC’s expert support.
• After your initial sign up you’ll gain access to your online account and the application process will officially begin which includes interviews, camp fairs, visa days and orientations!
• Applications are now open for 2020 programmes, and will close in March
• Early booking is better for in demand jobs and access to 2020 hiring events

Job fairs

Camp recruitment fairs

- Dublin - 17th January 2020
- London – 19th January 2020
- Glasgow – 21st January 2020
- London 22nd February 2020


Virtual job fairs

11th March 2020

Ready to go?

Feeling excited? Ready to send in your application? Check out this video and learn more about BUNAC and their Summer Camp programme!