9 weeks working at summer camp in America
Earn some of the highest salaries in the industry
Travel for up to 30 days after
Apply for 2024

From New York to California, there's a camp waiting for you!

We work with over 900 incredible camps all across the States and will work with you to help you find the perfect fit based on your experience with children, skills and preferred job role!
Your average AmeriCamp placement normally lasts from mid-June to mid-August. If you are available from early June until late August, then even better! The more flexible you are with your dates, the more camps there are to view your application.
The latest start date that we can accept is June 18th so please be mindful of this when signing up!
Not available on those dates?

What's Included?

An incredible camp

A placement at one of the amazing camps that we work with in the USA


One of the best salaries in the industry with a minimum of $2000 to be earned, for anyone 18+


Program cost includes comprehensive medical insurance for your time at Camp and 30-day post-Camp travel coverage.


All meals and accommodation for the duration of your camp placement


Guidance throughout your full application from pre-interview to during your time in the USA
The sponsorship of your J-1 visa
You’ll have up to 30 days of travel available after your camp placement due to the visa obtain
24-hour emergency helpline in the USA if you ever have any problems
What's not included

What's working at camp like?

There are two roles you can apply for at camp

Camp Counsellors

Role model to the kids
Involved in daily activities
Lead an activity or sport

Support Staff

Role model to the kids
Involved in daily activities
Lead an activity or sport

Application Process

1. Application

After choosing your preferred payment option, you will complete your written application, this will take you up to 1 hour. Please provide detail on your skills, experiences with children and your preferred camp types. You’ll then select your preferred date and time for your AmeriCamp interview and we’ll be in touch to confirm this slot!

2. Post-Interview

Upon completion of a successful interview, we will provide you with all the information to get your application live to camps! You'll spend up to 10 minutes requesting references and completing your program agreement. You can spend a further 10 minutes preparing a video (optional). Camps love seeing you show your skills and personality on camera and this only has to be 2-3 minutes long! We’ll send your application off and stay in regular contact and help find your dream placement!

3. Placement

CONGRATULATIONS! Once hired by a camp, this stage should only take you 30-60 minutes to process third-party payments, upload documents as you receive them and send the relevant documents to have your police background check and visa documents processed. We’ll send you detailed instructions to follow for stage 3 and will also help you with your visa application which can take around 1 hour.


Pay in Full

Paid in full upon signing up to the program.

Pay in Stages

£49 deposit then 2 further payments spread out across the application.

Types of accommodation


Platform tents

Most camp accommodations will be cabin style or they’ll use platform tents! If you’re a Camp Counsellor you will often
share the cabins with your group of campers. If you’re working as Support Staff you may have separate
accommodation with the other Support Staff member.

Participant Reviews

I chose AmeriCamp and I would have no hesitations in encouraging others to do so; they give you a simple and cheap
way to achieve the Camp dream and make sure you’re paid fairly for your hard work! After speaking with friends who used
alternative Camp companies, they all wished they had used AmeriCamp!

– Danielle Churchill, Pequot Sherwood Day Camp  

Last Summer, I had such an incredible time; thank you AmeriCamp for supporting me the whole way, being super-organised and responding quickly to any questions I had. Speaking to others at Camp, AmeriCamp is by far the best-paid
way to go, too.

– Hannah Marshall, Summit Camp  

Wit the cheapest fees around and the highest salary, I was able to save money to travel all over America and do some
unforgettable adventure!

– Vickky Storr, Camp Jaycee

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