AmeriCamp

Soar to the States for your fix of fun with AmeriCamp! Whether you’re coaching netball in New York, tennis in Texas or water sports in Wisconsin, once the stranglehold of Camp life takes hold, it’s tough to resist its temptation!

With a range of incredible roles available at some of America’s most-celebrated Camps, we continue to satisfy the wishes of thousands of applicants each year. Coach a range of sports and activities as a Sports Counsellor, supervise Campers and provide essential in-Camp assistance as a General Camp Counsellor or even embrace a role as a Special Needs Counsellor. Rather take on a less ‘hands-on’ approach? Our Support Roles offer the amazing opportunity to take a step back from the limelight, while still experiencing Camp lifestyle.

Embark on an enviable post-Camp adventure and experience some of the most iconic sites in America, including luminous Las Vegas, magical Manhattan and fun-filled Florida! The possibilities are endless with AmeriCamp – we even hold a captivating trip to cap-off your travels in New York City, home to our famous New York After Party!

Crowned Best Summer Camp Organisation seven years in succession, AmeriCamp has established itself as the King of UK-based Camp companies in recent years; we’re devoted to the delivery, and execution of, the illusive Summer of a Lifetime.

Meet friends for life and inject a sense of excitement amongst Campers during your sun-kissed Summer with AmeriCamp!

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Testimonials

Louis B 5

Honestly have nothing but good things to say regarding my AmeriCamp experience. From the start all the way through to placement the team where excellent and found me the very best Camp. The whole experience of working in Camp was magical and I would recommend it to everyone. Summer 2016 was truly a year to remember! 

Andrew Brown 5

AmeriCamp pushed me to challenge and better myself with an incredibly supportive office behind me every step of the way. You fall in love with Camp amd can’t imagine a single Summer without it! The most rewarding experience I’ve ever had.

Danielle Churchill 5

AmeriCamp changed my life! Going to Camp made me more independent, adventurous and creative… I gained so many amazing skills that I can use back in the real world. And most importantly, AmeriCamp has given me a huge Camp family all over the world. Thank you, AmeriCamp! 

Itinerary

Application
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Get full support from our amazing AmeriCamp Team from the moment you apply.

Process
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Complete your application with the support of our staff.

Placement
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Get plACed at an amazing Summer Camp.

Camp
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Have an incredible Summer at Camp.

Payment
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Get paid an amazing $1850!

Post Camp Travel
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Enjoy your 30 days travelling the states or attending our Post Camp Travel Program.

Positions

General Camp Counsellors

General camp counsellors are the lifeblood of any camp and one of the main roles at AmeriCamp. As a Camp counsellor, you will be responsible for waking your Campers in the morning (and ensuring they go to bed), making sure they get to meals on time, getting involved with all the crazy activities and to be an all-round great role model. For general Camp counsellor roles you do not need any specific experience or skill set in any given activity. However, you must be a charismatic all-rounder that loves working with children. Experience of working with children is definitely a bonus in this role!

 

Activity Counsellors

Activity counsellors are usually skilled and experienced in a particular activity and will directly instruct or assist with the Campers. You will usually teach in your field during the day, so if you are a sailor expect plenty of time on the water and a wicked tan! In the evening you will join in with the Camp activities, be it a rowdy Campfire or activity night. Some of the skills we look for are listed below, however if you skill isn’t listed give us a call! Camps love new and exciting skill sets.

 

Support Staff

Support staff are instrumental in the upkeep and day-to-day running of each Camp. Typically responsible for all important ‘behind the scenes’ activities, you will be tasked with all manner of maintenance duties, from painting, gardening to any other necessary practical work. You may also apply for an office-based support staff role, where you would be assisting the Camp management with administrative tasks such as filing, word processing and other miscellaneous tasks. Housekeeping and catering roles are also available, in which you would assist in cleaning or catering work. If you already have experience in any of the above or similar fields, then this could be the perfect role for you!

 

Special Needs Counsellors

Special needs counsellors work in the same way as general Camp counsellors, though specifically with Campers who have either learning/physical difficulties or specific requirements (e.g. behavioural/emotional disorders). In this role, it helps to be open-minded, patient and most importantly both kind-natured and caring. Whilst this may appear a challenging role, no previous experience is required and all necessary training will be provided. In addition to looking great on any CV, we guarantee that fulfilling this role will not only prove to be a rewarding and heartfelt experience – you’ll be making friends for life! In the words of one of our returning Special Needs Counsellors: ‘It’s Campers we lead and teach each day, but in reality it’s they who teach us so much about ourselves!’

FAQ's
How old must I be?

You must be 18 by June 1st, 2018 in order to apply for AmeriCamp 2018. Unfortunately, this is non-negotiable. So, if you are 17 years of age, you can apply for AmeriCamp provided you turn 18 before June 1st, 2018.

If you are under 18 and are interested in heading to Camp please do get in touch, as we have other programs that would be suitable for you.

Is there a deadline?

We will be taking applications up to mid-March 2018. If you wish to apply after this date please contact the office to discuss your options. Please be aware that applying after the deadline may reduce your chances of placement.

Where will I be placed?

Whilst each and every Camp that we work with offers an amazing and unique experience, your placement actually depends primarily on you, the applicant! All Camps will require individuals with certain skills, and so you will more than likely be #plACed according to the skills listed on your AmeriCamp application.

For example, if your AmeriCamp application outlines that you are an accomplished rock climber, then you will naturally be considered by Camps who are hiring for a Climbing Instructor role. Because of this, it may not always be possible to place you at a specific Camp of your choosing.

However, we work with hundreds of Camps all across the US, and while most of them are located on the East coast we guarantee that wherever you may be #plACed, your Camp will be just as special as any other! Ultimately Camp is Camp: the place you’ll make lifelong friends, the place you’ll long for once you’re back home and most importantly where you’ll be having your Summer of a Lifetime along with your fellow Campers!

In summary, you could well be placed anywhere in the US – but this is what makes the AmeriCamp experience so worthwhile. Think of it as an adventure!

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