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Summer Camp Counselor

The Most Popular Job at Camp!

What is a Summer Camp Counselor?

As a Summer Camp Counselor, you’ll have one of the most important jobs at camp. You’ll be in charge of making sure the campers have the BEST summer!

As a Camp Counselor, you’ll be expected to take the children around camp to different activities throughout the day, whether this is to hockey, climbing, or down to the camp beach, and take part!

You’ll be getting involved in lots of different Summer Camp activities and being paid to have fun!  You aren’t expected to have skill qualifications for the activities, you’d just be expected to teach what you know and help the children enjoy them.

Camp Counselors look after the campers and become an older brother or sister to them for the summer.  You’ll be making sure they get the best out of their camp experience, and so it’s hugely rewarding.

Where would you stay?

You’d usually stay with the children in cabins on camp. Don’t worry, there will be other Camp Counselors in the cabin with you, who’ll become your new best bunk pals!

You’ll be up with the children in the morning for breakfast and flag raising, through to evening activity (for overnight camps).

Do I have to have Specific Skills?

No, not at all. This is a role catered for people who don’t necessarily have qualifications or certificates. This way, you’ll still be able to take part, help in different areas, and have a great time with the campers.

Most of the time, you’ll be assisting specialist activity leaders deliver fun sessions to the campers and getting to play all day!  So for one session, you could be playing soccer in the field and then you could move onto a bit of wakeboarding on the lake and then onto the climbing/ropes area.

You’ll be helping campers learn new skills and overcome challenges. That means your days will be massively rewarding, you may even learn a thing or two yourself!

Camp isn’t all work though. You’ll spend plenty of time around campfire and enjoying traditional camp food! Whilst you don’t have to, camp is the ultimate environment where you let yourself go, lead songs and chants, and of course, you have to make sure your team wins Colour War!

How much fun can I have?

On a scale of 1-10, this job is 100!

Every staff member at USA Summer Camp has worked at camp, so we can vouch for how important and how much fun it is.

USA Summer Camp
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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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