Our Story

Our AmeriCamp story and #FreeBiscuits Obsession

AmeriCamp was founded on the simple belief that you should be able to go to Camp and be paid a salary that will allow you to travel the States afterwards. It was the key to our AmeriCamp story!

We now send thousands of participants across the world to work at Camp and now have offices in Scotland, Dublin, Spain, Czech Republic, Hungary and Australia. AmeriCamp also run the hugely successful AmeriCamp Canada, which offers over 18s the chance to take part in the Summer Camp experience in Canada.

AmeriCamp are also the founding sister company of Camp Thailand, Camp Maldives, Camp South Africa, Camp.co.uk, Camp Vietnam and Camp Cambodia which collectively send over 2,000 people abroad each year to help provide an education to disadvantaged children.

AmeriCamp was a product of the personal experience of founder Lee McAteer, who attended Summer Camp through another company and (after paying more than £800 in fees) found his salary was only $550, meaning he was out of pocket. His co-counsellor was paid $1500 for doing the same job, thus AmeriCamp was born; we have reduced fees to the applicant and ensured a fair wage is paid to our applicants compared to other companies.

But what about the #FreeBiscuits?

We all know nobody can turn down a good ol’ biscuit but the real story goes something like this:

One night the founders were sitting around a table discussing the beginnings of an amazing company they would soon call AmeriCamp. As the details of the organisation were being kicked around they cracked open a pack or two of custard creams. This soon sparked a fierce ‘best biscuit’ debate, and so when AmeriCamp was finally born, the founders wanted to share the love of their favourite biscuits with all and so... #FreeBiscuits!

What does this mean for you?


What does our AmeriCamp story mean for you? Well the obvious: #FreeBiscuits whenever we see you! Events, orientations, presentations all mean #FreeBiscuits for everyone; or join in our Twitter banter and you could possibly get #FreeBiscuits delivered to your house!

Did you know?

AmeriCamp was the first organisation to become verified on Twitter and Facebook in the entire Summer Camp sector! We are on almost 100,000 likes on Facebook and 60,000 followers on Twitter. So you can trust us to give you the best Summer ever!

Oh and before we forget, you also get discounts Camp Thailand, Camp South Africa, AusJob, Camp Canada, Camp Maldives, Invasion.com Camp Vietnam and Camp Cambodia through AmeriCamp – a pretty sweet deal really, just not quite as tasty as #FreeBiscuits!

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