Costs and Wages

Food, Accommodation & Return Flights included.  You’ll earn a wage to spend in America!

It’s FREE to sign up.  And we break the total down into easy to pay instalments.


The best summer of your life for only €499.


** EXCLUSIVE.  Save an extra €50 again by paying your fees in full. Making the price only €449. **

Own Flights




Earn $1,625 – $2,000

The. Best. Summer. Ever.

Flights Included




Earn $900 – $1,300

The Dream Adventure!

Earn Money this Summer

At USA Summer Camp, get paid more for your 9 weeks at camp.

Use your wages to spend on travelling, shopping or even go to a ball game!

20 and under

If you are aged 20 and under you can earn up to $1775 dependant on which flight option you chose as well as your skill level.

21 and over

If you are 21 or older by the 1st of June you can earn up to $2000 dependant on your flight option as well as your skill level.

Elite Skills

We also offer an Elite Skill Wage for highly qualified roles.  Earn a minimum of $2400, with no maximum salary!


Save some great money on your USA Summer Camp fees with our discounts, or even earn yourself some dollars to spend in the States!

$50 cash

Earn $50 cash for every friend you recommend that goes onto the USA Summer Camp program.  There’s no limit to the $$ you can earn!


If you need any help, form advice or guidance on how to apply for these forms, find our more on our FAQ’s here.

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USA Summer Camp Benefits

  • Find your Summer Camp job out in the States
  • Flexible flight options
  • The highest camp salary compared to other companies
  • Food and accommodation provided while at camp
  • Free medical insurance while at camp
  • J1 Visa sponsorship and support
  • 24-hour support while in the USA
  • 30 days of travel after camp

Fee Breakdown

It’s completely free to register an application to USA Summer Camp. Your application fees are broken down into a €49 deposit (which is refundable if you aren’t accepted onto the program) followed by regular instalments of €100 payments which are usually paid monthly. We also offer a range of amazing discounts which reward you for paying in full quicker and recommending friends!

As part of your USA Summer Camp fees, we will interview you by phone to accept you on to the program and then you will meet one of our fantastic National Support Team members. Our NST will write a report on your profile for summer camp directors to see which helps further highlight your skills and experience. We help proofread your application, regularly check up on your status and help you with every step you take. Our Placement Coordinators match you to one of 700 amazing summer camps in America that we work with. We provide excellent guidance on booking your visa appointment with the US Embassy and arrange for your visa sponsorship and paperwork. If you select the Flight Option, the €350 extra fees are used to facilitate, book and arrange your travel to your US summer camp. Your fees also pay for medical insurance for your time at camp as well as our continued support and guidance from start to finish of your new and exciting summer camp experience.

Third-Party Fees

In order to work at summer camp, there are some items that we and camps require you to complete. Your Medical Health History, which needs to be completed by your doctor ranges from €0-€50. You will need your local Garda station to complete a police check which is free.

To secure your visa to work in the USA, you’ll need to book a US Embassy Appointment. The US Embassy charges $160 for this booking*. You’ll also pay €60 for your DS2019 Visa Paperwork to USA Summer Camp which is needed for your Embassy Appointment.

We’ve done the math and the total cost of getting to summer camp is:

Total to USASC – €499 or €699

Total Third-Party – €180

Total Fees –  €679 or €879

*Correct as of 1st May 2022

Hear From Our Participants

Don’t take our word for it, hear from other Irish J1s who have actually been to Summer Camp in America!

USA Summer Camp made the whole process so easy for me, really glad I chose them!

Meaghan Ní Raghlaigh

An outright outstanding level of consistency with the friendliness and assistance from their staff.

Brice Kilmurray

They make everything so easy and simple and you really do have the best summer ever.

Rí Fox

Are you ready for the
ultimate J1 summer job?