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Work at a U.S. Summer Camp

Want to visit the United States? Looking for a way to travel and make money this summer? There is no better way to do both than by joining the seasonal staff at a U.S. summer camp! Through our partnership with United Studies, we are happy to bridge the gap, and connect you to the summer experience you have been waiting for! *Please note that this program is not run directly by You Travel & Teach.* Consult the FAQ page for information on program eligibility by country and general requirements.

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Read on to learn more about the program and its requirements. After reading, we encourage you to click the button below to view next steps in the application process, and apply today using the "Apply Now" box located above!


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Make Your Dream of Visiting the U.S. Possible

Program Details

This unique program offers you the opportunity to travel to the United States on a J-1 visa for a period of

11 - 13 weeks, and get paid to work at a U.S. summer camp as a camp counselor or a support staff member. As a part of the program, you will work for a period of 7 - 9 weeks at the camp, following which you will have the ability to travel around the U.S. for up to 4 weeks!

What's Included?

The program includes:

  • 7 - 9 week paid work opportunity at U.S. summer camp

    • Earn $1,950 - $2,050 USD depending on your level of experience!

  • J-1 Visa valid for 11 - 13 weeks, allowing for 1 month of travel in the U.S. after camp

  • Meals and housing included while at camp

  • Complementary medical insurance included

  • Transportation from U.S. airport to camp included


Program requirements:

  • Ability to speak and understand conversational English 

  • Availability May - September 2024

  • Age 19 - 25 (some flexibility for skilled workers)

  • Possess a skill or hobby relevant to the summer camp, including but not limited to: Arts and crafts, science and IT, sports, water sports, performing arts, circus, extreme sports, music, dance, animal related, photography, fishing, gymnastics, media, outdoor activities, culinary arts, martial arts, and archery. Experience working with adults and children with disabilities is highly desirable!

  • Must be personable, fun-loving, and interested in working with youth!

Additional Information

This program is a wonderful opportunity to improve your English and have an intercultural work experience in the United States. However, summer camps are responsible for making the final hiring decisions. You Travel & Teach will assist you in your application process, but cannot guarantee a successful placement! If you are offered a contract, you will be responsible for the following costs: 

  • All fees associated with obtaining visa, including embassy fees and medical screenings

  • Round trip flight to the U.S.

  • Program and application fee payable to You Travel & Teach 

  • Bank account balance of at least $1,000 USD or equivalent in local currency for visa issuance

United Studies

Our U.S. based partner, United Studies, has been connecting international students and young adults to U.S. summer camps since 1985. 

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