We also offer a flexible booking guarantee, so that in the unlikely event that your camp placement is affected by COVID, you’re able to transfer your application to 2022 or 2023! This means you won’t miss out on doing AmeriCamp and gaining that summer camp experience!

Alternatively, if you aren’t available for the 8-10 weeks that AmeriCamp requires in a future summer, we will transfer your application to one of our sister Camp.co.uk brands that run from 10 days to 21 days.

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.

Sadly, we cannot accept anyone after a June 21st start date, but don’t worry we have other amazing Summer options for you such as AmeriCamp Canada, Camp Thailand, Camp Bali or other programs featured on Camp.co.uk.

Email us at [email protected] with the subject ‘Other Summer Options’ and we will give you a discount off these other programs!

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 $1600 for 18+ years old (21+ years old earn a minimum of $1750 USD)


Comprehensive medical insurance for the full duration of your camp contract


All meals and accommodation for the duration of your camp placement


  • Flights: £350-£500 (this range is a guide but out flights partner can help find you the best deal!)
  • The Embassy Fee for booking your J-1 visa appointment: $160
  • Visa Documentation Fee: £45
  • Medical Check: £0-£60 (varies based on GP discretion)
  • Criminal Background Check (DBS): £54.86

What's working at camp like?

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There are two roles you can apply for at camp

Camp Counsellors

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Support Staff

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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.


Or pay in full, 3 stages or choose our monthly payment plan, here’s our 2 payment options:

Pay in full


The cheapest and easiest way of doing things! One payment of the whole balance at the beginning.


£49 + £150 + £80

Pay as you progress through your application! Payments will be at application landmarks. Total cost is £279

Monthly Stages

£29 + Monthly Payment

Budget for your payments and take the hassle out of making payments! Final payment is due May 1st 2021. Total Cost £299

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


£50 off AmeriCamp fees plus a free t-shirt!