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Application & Documents

When’s the application deadline?

Applications to work at Summer Camp in America close around the 1st May each year – though there’s sometimes some flexibility in this. The closing dates for applications are announced on our Facebook profile and our Twitter feed.

The earlier you apply, the more positions that are available. Applying early also means you’ve got more time to get your documents all sorted and submitted, and your program fees paid off.

To apply for Summer Camp, head over to our application form and fill out your details.

Is there an application fee?

We don’t charge an application fee, but there are fees that all participants on the Summer Camp program pay. These fees cover your visa sponsorship, medical insurance, and much, much more.

More information about the program fees can be found on our Summer Camp Pricingpage.

What information should I put in my application?

Thousands of people apply to work at Summer Camp every year, so you need to do everything you can to help get your application standing out.

To start with though, you only need to put in your basic details on our application form, then one of the team will give you a call to open up the full online profile. They’ll guide you through filling it out.

What’s a profile review?

When you fill out your application, you’ll build an online profile that highlights all your skills and experience. This information is used by Summer Camps to help them decide if they can offer you a job for the summer.

To help your profile stand out from the crowd, you’ll meet one of our National Support Team. They’re a dedicated group of people who have all been to Summer Camp in the past and they’ll work with you to improve your profile. They’re also there to help answer any questions you’ve got.

What documents do I need?

You’ll need a few different documents in order to get out to Summer Camp, but we’ll guide you through how to get each one after you apply – you don’t need them all before making an application.

  • A valid passport
  • A completed Medical Form
  • An Enhanced DBS or ICPC
  • Certificates highlighting your skills
  • 3 completed references
  • A J1 visa to enter America

How do I apply for the documents?

After completing your application, you’ll see the USA Summer Camp profile has guidebooks that’ll walk you through how to apply for each document.

These guidebooks don’t become visible until you upload a copy of your passport, so don’t worry if you can’t see them straight away.

If you’ve uploaded your passport but still can’t see the guidebooks, give the office a call on 0121 411 9165.

How long does my passport need to be valid for?

Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after you intend to return home from America. This requirement is set by the USA’s government and is not something that’s negotiable.

Is there a deadline to submit my documents?

Yes, but the deadline to submit your documents will depend on when you apply to join our Summer Camp program.

We’ll set you a deadline in your initial phone call after you’ve applied, and we’ll be there to support you to make sure you’ve got everything you need.

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