AmeriCamp

Duration

7-9 weeks

Runs from

June to September

Cost

£299.00

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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.

$1750

Work in amongst stunning stateside backdrops, and get paid up to $1750!

Awesome Camps

Get placed at one of our gorgeous Camps in America.

Accommodation

Throughout your AmeriCamp placement, snug accommodation is included; the ideal rest stop after a full day of activities!

Meals

With meals included throughout your time at Camp, you definitely won’t go hungry!

Insurance

Hopefully you won’t need it, but comprehensive medical insurance is included in your fees!

Costs & Salaries

Costs

£279*

*Total costs after January 1st will be £299

Third Party Costs

*Visit americampcouk.wpengine.com for more information

Salaries

$1,600

(18-20 years old)

$1,750

(21 and over)

Camp Types

1 – Traditional

This is what most people imagine when they think of doing AmeriCamp. These Camps have excellent facilities along with a wide range of programmes and activities, including: land and water sports, performing arts, music/media activities and outdoor adventure (rock climbing, quad biking, raft building etc).

More traditional Camp activities also include Campfires and ‘cook-outs’, outdoor Camping and special off site visits.

2 – Speciality Camp

These Camps are identical to the traditional Camps described above, but with a theme associated to them! For example, some of the most popular Camps include (but are not limited to) gymnastics Camp, basketball Camp and cheer Camp.

If you have a passion for a particular sport or activity, then a speciality Camp could be for you!

3 – Special Needs

Undoubtedly one of the most rewarding experiences you can have with AmeriCamp! Being a special needs AmeriCamper can require a slightly different skillset; patience, empathy and excellent communications skills along with a willingness to get involved.

Specifically, special needs Camps cater for Campers with learning and emotional needs, as well as physical and mental disabilities. Previous experience is beneficial, but not essential as Camp directors look for a person with a great personality who has a smile on their face whatever the situation.

Typically, you will be responsible for 2-6 Campers and you should be prepared to work with adults as well as kids.

4 – Underprivileged

Underprivileged Camps are, for the most part, similar to a traditional Camp in set up, but with the key difference that the children who are invited come from lower income families.

These Camps may also be known as not-for-profit Camps, as (unlike most other Camps) they are not set up to make money.

The main purpose and aim of these Camps is to allow children to enjoy being children, as they may not get this opportunity in their daily lives. Expect a great sense of family and community at these Camps.

5 – Day Camps

These Camps are set up in the same way as traditional or speciality Camps, but the kids will come and enjoy activities during the day and then return home afterwards.

You will then get your evening free to enjoy as you please – not too shabby!

6 – Special Requirements

These Camps are set up in the same way as traditional Camps, but cater for kids who have special requirements such as diabetes, hearing impairments, or behavioural disorders such as ADHD.

7 – Scout Camps

A hot favourite for anyone who was a scout or guide as a kid. These Camps are operated by Scouts of the USA and focus on wilderness, adventure and outdoor living. So, if you’re someone who loves the outdoors, you’re in for a real treat!

These Camps offer a great way for young Campers to hone their leadership and social skills, all whilst developing a deep appreciation for nature, which is precisely what these camps offer. Expect fun-filled days of kayaking, mountaineering, crafts and overnight expeditions!

8 – Faith Based

AmeriCamp has a wide range of faith-based Camps for Campers from a Christian or Jewish background. Some of these Camps focus on providing the typical Summer Camp experience with faith-based principles, while other Camps encompass faith based learning and services throughout the programme. Activities specific to the faith will be run at each Camp, sometimes incorporating the Camp’s religious heritage and connections. You will not necessarily have to be religious to work at a faith Camp, but a respect and understanding for other people’s beliefs is essential.

Camp Positions

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.

General Camp Counsellors

Activity Counsellors

Support Staff

Special Needs Counsellors

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Post Camp Trips

Unsure how to spend your 30 days of post-Camp travel?

How does a road trip, with amazing expert trip leaders, beautiful hotel accommodation and a ton of bucket list trips ticked off sound!? We have a range of incredible trips available, with the following proving particularly popular:

Explore the concrete jungle where dreams are made (hello, NYC!), brush up on politics in Washington DC, have the pants charmed off you in the ol’ south and ride the rollercoasters of Orlando’s theme parks.

Whether you’re a Disney fan, culture vulture, Cuban Food aficionado with a taste for travel, there’s something for everyone on this trip!

Welcome to the lands that you brought you poutine, Ryan Gosling and peanut butter. Are you ready for an eight-day extravaganza of #epic proportions?

Visit cities old and new as we wander the Maple Trail from the USA to Canada, calling at the red bricks of Boston, the fairytale spires of Old Quebec, the nightlife of Montreal and the foodie paradise that is Toronto.

Make new friends, collect masses of memories and enjoy what this corner of the world has to offer.

This is California calling, travellers. Begin this epic west coast wander in La La Land before moving on to San Diego for three days of staying classy. Next up? We go big in the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas.

There’s one more stop at Yosemite National Park before we end the adventure in San Fran with flowers in our hair.

Every year hundreds of AmeriCamp participants embark on a once in a lifetime trip around the States to cap off a truly memorable Summer!

Availability

18 Jun – 15 Aug
Almost full

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