Every year, camps look for staff from all over the world to come and work at one of their camps for 9-12 weeks over the summer. There’s hundreds of different USA Summer Camp jobs available for you to get hired for! From sports to outdoor adventure, there’s a perfect role for everyone. If you’re not the sporty type, don’t worry! There’s plenty of roles such as Photography, Music, Arts and Crafts and much more. Believe us when we say, this really is the BEST summer job out there.
Interested in finding out more about the USA Summer Camp Jobs available? Keep reading!
Every camp has a pool and/or a lake which is used nearly everyday of the summer. To protect campers and staff, it is crucial that camps have Lifeguards on duty! If you’re a confident swimmer, you could land a Lifeguard job in the US.
As you need to have a Red Cross Lifeguard Qualification to be able to work as a Lifeguard, you will be PAID to fly out a week early to complete the Lifeguard qualification while at camp. Sounds great, right!? This qualification normally lasts 2 years after completion so you will be able to take your new skills and certificate home with you. If you already have a similar qualification, that’s great! You will be able to start work straight away. Spend your summer at the water and topping up that tan!
Calling all Superstars! Do you have a passion in theatre? Are you studying Performing Arts at University or College? Take a look at the Camp Performing Arts job roles in the US! The Performing Arts role covers a variety of different areas such as singing, acting and dance. There’s also backstage crew roles available to get involved with such as directing, lights and stage tech. It will be down to you to make sure the campers are having fun, but also coming out of their shells and progressing with their skills. Private lessons are also part of your role and are held for talented campers who want to specialise in Performing Arts!
Sports is a massive part of camp. One of the most popular activities for campers has to be Soccer (aka Football). To be able to be hired as a Football Coach at camp, you need previous experience coaching Football or have had played in a local Football team back in the UK/Ireland. It is also beneficial if you have a FA Level 1/2 Football or UEFA coaching qualification.
As part of this role, you will be expected to hold matches for the campers and make sure they are learning new tactics and techniques in your sessions. You could also be asked to take campers to soccer tournaments and help referee at other camps near by. This is a very competitive job role so make sure to sign up to the program as soon as you can to have a chance in getting hired as a Football Coach at camp!
Have you got a creative eye? Are you studying Photography or Video at University? Every year, Photographers and Videographers are hired to capture the magic of camp.
With this job role, you will get to see and experience every aspect of camp! This is your time to experiment and get your creative juices flowing. You are expected to capture events such as Colour War and Camp Fire, but also daily activities such as Ropes and Swimming. At the end of the day, all photos and videos are send to the camper’s parents. Photos are also used on the camp’s social media and website which will look great on your CV! This is a great role for anyone looking to head into the creative field for their career.
If you’re adventurous and want to spend your summer in the tree tops, Ropes Specialist is the perfect job for you. A Ropes Specialist’s job is to make sure the campers are overcoming their fears. It’s your job to make sure they are having fun on the courses, but also are safe. You’ll be in charge of teaching campers how to rock climb, zip wire, abseil and even use Tarzan swings. It is not essential to have a qualification in this area, but it does help. If you love spending your time outdoors and have a CWAA or SPA Award, this will help with your Summer Camp application.
We have amazing opportunities for all the musicians out there! Fancy becoming a Music Teacher in the US? Music departments at Summer Camp offer a variety of different genres as well as skill levels to make sure every camper fits in. If you’re able to play an instrument such as Guitar, Piano, Tuba and much more, there’s a job at camp that will suit your skill set and ability. We work closely with camps that specialise in Music and Performing Arts. You could be heading to a camp like this next summer!
Why such the long face? If your passion is Horse Riding, this is the job for you! Spend 9-12 weeks working in the camp’s ranch, closely with the horses. It will be your job to make sure the campers are safe and learning the different techniques it requires to ride a horse. If you already have experience teaching Horse Riding and hold a BHS Stage 1/2 award, this will make your Summer Camp profile very strong! This is an amazing opportunity for anyone looking to work abroad and gain extra experience within Horse Riding.
Is there really a better way to spend your summer than on the court!? Tennis is a big part of most Summer Camp’s activity schedules. Majority of camps will run an Advanced Tennis Coaching program for certain campers as well as general activity sessions. We also work closely with plenty of specialist coaching camps that aim to develop and challenge campers tennis skills. You don’t have to have loads of previous experience to become a Tennis Coach, but if you’re LTA qualified, this will look great on your Summer Camp profile.
If you have previous Swimming Instructor experience or qualifications, becoming a Swimming Instructor in the US would be a great role for you. You will be asked to teach campers techniques such as Free-Style, Back Stoke, Butterfly and much more. It’s your job to get the campers comfortable in the water and swimming confidently towards the end of summer. you might also get the chance to receive training and the official certificate at camp too. It’s time to pack your swimming costume and head out to the US!
If you don’t want to specialise in a certain area at camp, we also have the Camp Counselor job role. This role is essential in making sure camp runs smoothly and safely! It is your duty to make sure the campers are up and ready for the day as well as taking them to their different scheduled activities. Being a Camp Counselor is a very rewarding job. You get to see your campers grow and succeed throughout the summer. The best part is that you also can get involved with the activities! Encourage your campers to have fun and challenge themselves by climbing up the rock wall or swimming that extra length in the pool yourself. You don’t need to have any qualifications to be a Camp Counselor, but if you do have some previous experience with children, that will look great on your application.
Prefer being behind the scenes? Check out the Support Staff role! As part of this role, you could be helping in the kitchen, making camp look beautiful with maintenance or in the office dealing with admin. You also get paid more for this role. If you’re interested in becoming a Support Staff, check out Becky’s blog on her experience as Kitchen Staff.
These job roles are just a few examples of what camp has to offer. If you want to find out more about the other job roles available and see which one suits you best, head over to our Activities page. If one of the USA Summer Camp Jobs have caught your eye or you’re are just interested in finding out more about camp, apply here to get your Summer Camp application started!