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Specialist / Advanced Skills

Be a specialist. Are you an expert in an area or Qualified to Teach?

What is a Specialist / Advanced Skills Counselor?

Essentially, this role is for someone who might be qualified in a particular area or might have a lot of experience in this area.

You’ll have a really important role at camp as you’ll be expected to run an area or assist in running an area at camp. You may even be looked at to run, lead and even build a program for that area.

So if you’re a Level 2 Soccer Coach, a qualified lifeguard, boating specialist of a Grade 8 in Music or Performing, then this area could be for you.

 

Do I have to have a Qualification to be an Advanced Skills Camp Counselor?

No, you don’t but it is something that usually goes hand in hand.

Camps look further than this, so if you have experience teaching, or have the capabilities to be a specialist / advanced skill counselor, then they’d happily hire you for this.

 

Are there any restrictions?

No. If you’re qualified or capable of being a Specialist at camp, then you’ll be hired as one.  It doesn’t matter what age you are.

Nothing else changes within the role, so it’s very similar to the Camp Counselor role. You still share all the same facilities as other counselors and will live in the same cabins together with the children as well.

 

You get paid more in this role

This is important to know, you’ll be paid an additional premium for this role. So if you can get a qualification and have a passion for a particular area, this could be another reason to be certified.

 

In a nutshell…

You’ll be leading activity sessions for the campers and making sure they’re having the most fun possible.  Leading your favourite activity is amazing, you help others learn and improve as well as increasing your own expertise.

Is there a better way to spend a summer than being paid to teach your favourite hobby?

As well as running sessions, there’s also plenty of time to get involved with everything that camp has to offer. So in your free time, there’s time to score a few penalties, throw a few 3 pointers, have a relax and rest to soak up the summer!

You’ll join in plenty of other camp activities, so you won’t miss evening shows, campfires or BBQ eat-outs!

Become part of a worldwide tradition! After a week at camp, you’ll understand why we love it so much!

USA Summer Camp
4.9
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Phoebe April
Phoebe April
15:50 17 Dec 19
Been placed at a camp in NY state. Summer Camp team were very helpful, phoned regularly to check up on me. Looking... forward to this new experience. Would have liked more information on additional costs (e.g. visa) before signing up, however I'm sure it'll all be worth it. The interview process (with the camps) was surprisingly quite fun. I also wish the team would have let me know that most camps require people with more experience with children but maybe that should have been more common sense on my part. Besides those two little things, the team were supportive and enthusiastic :-)read more
Darci Harding
Darci Harding
14:16 25 Nov 19
Just been placed for camp and they are super helpful. Always calling and emailing to see how I’m getting on with my... application and making sure if I have any questions they are answered straight away. Would definitely recommend to anyone, wanting to do USA summer camp and have already mentioned it to my friends.read more
Glen Conbeer
Glen Conbeer
14:45 31 Oct 19
Such a great experience. USA Summer Camp were there to help right the way through the application process and got me... placed at a summer camp in Minnesota and I went back as a returner with them. Thank you so much! Would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to spend an amazing summer in America working at camp! 😀👌read more
Jason Yang
Jason Yang
09:13 27 Sep 19
USA summer camp made the difficult and complicated process of applying for the J1 visa super straightforward. Their... customer service is the best I've experienced in any business, they are just so enthusiastic, energetic and helpful!As well as this I had one of my best summers ever over in the US thanks to them. I will be returning and would strongly recommend USA summer camp!read more
georgia lupton
georgia lupton
19:40 18 Sep 19
Had the best summer of my life - after two days back home I was ready to go back to camp!! Staff are all very amazing... and friendly. The only reason its 4 stars is due to the wage not being as high as other agencies. Also i would recommend booking your own flights!! (You’ll save approx. £500 with both paying less and more salary)read more
Layla Shaheen
Layla Shaheen
18:35 18 Sep 19
I had an amazing experience with USA Summer Camp! I went to my camp for the first time in the summer of 2016, and... returned for the summers of 2017 and 2019. Every step of the process was clear and easy due to the service of the team, and responses were always speedy and friendly when any queries came up. They really look after their applicants and know how to put them at ease - all of the somewhat daunting parts become a joy with such constant support! It was great knowing that if anything came up during my time at camp that they were only a phone call away. Could not recommend them more for anyone who is interested in being a camp counsellor for a summer (or a few). Thank you so much for all of your help, USASC!read more
Nigel Asipa
Nigel Asipa
16:46 16 Sep 19
I've been looking forward to working with USA Summer Camp for a while now, based on the service they provided to me... when i initially applied to go on to a summer camp programme in summer 2018. They ensured i was well equipped and excited for the opportunity. Being part of the national support team allows me to brag about not just the best, but most important summer of my life. Now i get to enable others to help empower and engage with campers from USA. As a bonus, the staff are super friendly too.read more
Jessica Lucas
Jessica Lucas
13:02 12 Sep 19
Thanks USA Summer Camp for the best summers of my life! I went to camp two years in a row and both times I had great... customer service. They answered any questions I had and walked me through the process every step of the way. I couldn't recommend them enough. I had an amazing experience that I will never forget! Thanks again.read more
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