We work with more than 700 different Summer Camps in America and they’re all a bit different from each other.
As a general rule, most camps cater to children between 6 and 16-years-old. However, specialist and Special Needs Summer Camps may offer opportunities for people with a wider age range.
You can take your medical to Summer Camp, but you won’t be able to keep it on you. Instead, it’ll be kept with the Camp Nurse or at the camp’s health center.
This is to help make sure none of the campers picks up your medication by mistake.
Most Summer Camps in America will be able to accommodate dietary requirements, but you need to give them a head’s up in advance.
You’ll be able to list any dietary requirements you have on your application. It’s something you should mention to camp during an interview, too.
You probably won’t have access to WiFi most of the time while you’re at Summer Camp. Most camps promote ‘switching off’ and focusing on getting involved with all the fun and excitement on offer.
The majority of camps have a staff area where you’ll be able to access phones and computers. That’ll mean you can keep in touch with friends and family back home.
On your days and evenings off, you shouldn’t have too much of a problem finding somewhere off camp that has WiFi… like Starbucks!
Attending one of our mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation Meetings will help you get ready for camp. However, camp life is probably something new and exciting you’ve never experienced before, so just be ready for lots of fun, hard work, and be ready to just get stuck in when you arrive.
Downtime at camp is a really important part of recharging your batteries. The number of days you’ll get off over the summer will depend on which Summer Camp in America you’re working at.
In most cases though, you’ll get one full day off a week and two evenings a week off. This might not sound a lot, but it’s important to remember that you’re being paid to teach fun activities you enjoy with awesome kids!
Accommodation at most Summer Camps in America is relatively basic, though it can vary.
Most camps have wooden cabins with bunk beds inside for the staff and campers. Some will have toilets and shower rooms inside the cabin, but others have separate toilet and shower rooms.
This depends on which Summer Camp you’re working at and the age of campers that you’re working with, but there are usually around 12 children per bunk with two or three staff members.
If you have a problem while you’re at camp, we’d always advise you to speak to someone at camp as a first step.
If you have an emergency, you should call our 24-hour emergency phone number, which you can find in your guidebook. We’re here to help all throughout the summer!