FAQs

Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions!

Here we’ve put together answers to the questions that most baffle our prospective and outgoing AmeriCampers! If your question isn’t answered here, then please feel free to drop by our office or get in touch with us by phone, email or on our Twitter (@AmeriCamp) Instagram and Facebook.

Coronavirus Information (COVID-19)

We are ecstatic that travel to the USA is now open for fully vaccinated travellers from the UK and Schengen Area (EU).

The rules and restrictions around travel can cause confusion, so keep reading to find out all you need to know about travelling to the USA this Summer.
Do I need to be vaccinated to enter the USA?
Do I need to quarantine to enter the USA?
What will happen if i do get COVID 19 at Camp?
When will the US Embassy open for visa interviews?
For additional information please see here.

Program Requirements

How old must I be to apply?
Do I need to be a student to apply to AmeriCamp?
Do I need qualifications in order to apply?
When do I have to be available?

Application FAQs

How do I apply?
Is there a deadline for applications?
Where do I have to go for an interview?
What is the interview like?
Who should complete my references?
How long should my video be and what should it include?
What happens if I apply but can no longer go this year?

Fees and Figures

What is the programme fee for?
Do I need to submit a medical form, and will there be a charge for doing so?
How do I book a visa appointment?
How do I book my flights?
How much can I earn?

Getting #plACed

How does AmeriCamp place me at camp?
How long does it take to get #plACed?
Where will I be placed?
Can I choose which State I work in?
Can I get #plACed with a friend or a partner?
How will a camp get a hold of me?
How will I know I have been placed?
Do I have to accept the first job offer?
What happens if I don't get #plACed this year?

Visas and Insurance

How long will it take for my J-1 visa to be processed?
What happens if I miss my embassy appointment or am denied a visa?
Am I covered by medical insurance?
What if I need to upgrade or extend my medical insurance?
Should I get travel insurance?

Before, at and After Camp

What will I be doing at camp?
What should I pack?
Will the camps have phones and internet access?
I am in America, I have a problem and don't know who to talk to
What happens if I get fired or have to return early?
Can I travel after camp?

General/Miscellaneous

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