Duration 7-9 Weeks
Runs From June - August
Cost From £279

About

What is AmeriCamp?

AmeriCamp operates on a dream to offer the highest salaries and lowest prices for people around the world who wanted to work at what people would refer to as “Camp America”. We have managed to continue our original mission statement for many years benefiting thousands of people who have done AmeriCamp whilst at the same time giving out lots of #FreeBiscuits! For six years on the spin AmeriCamp has been independently named “Best Summer Camp Organisation” by Save The Student. This was due to the fact that we pay the highest salaries, with the lowest costs and have flight flexibility, alongside our excellent customer service. It’s the biggest award in the Summer Camp in America industry and we work ever so hard to ensure we keep winning it. Over the past two years we’ve had a 100% placement ratio for everyone who completed everything on time and to be blunt nobody else can compete with that statistic!

What’s the Free Biscuit obsession?

We all know nobody can turn down a good ol’ biscuit but the real story goes something like this… … one night the founders were sitting around a table discussing the beginnings of an amazing company they would call AmeriCamp. Whilst the details of the organisation were being kicked around they were sharing a classic pack of custard creams (to be honest it was a couple of packs). When AmeriCamp was finally born the founders wanted to share their love of biscuits with everyone and so #freebiscuits was born. What does this mean for you? Well the obvious, free biscuits whenever we see you! Events, orientations, presentations means free biscuits for everyone; or join in our twitter banter and you could possibly get free biscuits at your front door (or mail box).
FROM £279
  • Camp Duration: 7-9 Weeks
  • Dates: June - August
  • Cost: £279
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Itinerary

The majority of camps will expect you to head out to the states within the first two weeks of June, as long as you're available before 18th June, we can get you to the States. You'll be there for approximately 8-9 weeks and then as part of your J1 visa are given a 30 day grace period. Don't forget, we have our incredible New York After Party to see the sights of the city that never sleeps!

When do I need to be available?

Ideally, most camps begin to hire from the middle of June. Camp runs for approximately 9 weeks from the second week in June until mid August. We can only accept applications with availability upto the 18th of June 2017, if can start only after this date please contact the office and we'll consider your options. The earlier your availability the better, camps start hiring for some positions from May 1st, if you do work longer than 9 weeks (11 weeks for a day camp) you will get paid a daily rate on top of your initial salary.

How old do I need to be to apply?

You must be 18 by June 1st 2017 in order to apply for AmeriCamp in 2017 and 2018 unfortunately this is non-negogatible. You can apply for AmeriCamp if you are 17 as long as you turn 18 before June 1st 2017. If you're under 18 please contact us, we have several other programmes that would be suitable for you.

Is there a application deadline?

We will be taking applications until Friday 17th March 2017 if you want to apply after this date please contact the office to discuss your options. Applying after the deadline will reduces the changes of securing your placement.

Do I have to be a student to apply to AmeriCamp? To apply for a general camp counselor or a instructor you do not need to be a student. If you want to apply as a support staff you need to be in full time education at the time of applying, or have a confirmed place in full time education in September 2017 in order to be eligible.

Do I have to be a student to apply to AmeriCamp?

To apply for a general camp counselor or a instructor you do not need to be a student. If you want to apply as a support staff you need to be in full time education at the time of applying, or have a confirmed place in full time education in September 2017 in order to be eligible.

Can I choose which State I work in?

Attending one of the AmeriCamp Camp Fair is the best way to have a way in which state you are #plACed in. Our Camp Fairs are old in January across the country and they are the best way to meeting camp directors personally and securing that dream job. However, we would recommend not getting too hung up on the location of the camp, camp is an incredible experience wherever you are #plACed so engage your sense of adventure and don't get bogged down only considering camps in New York or California. We with with over 800 camps situated all across America. You can use your 30 day grace period to travel after camp if you have a specific state in mind

Can I get #plACed with my friend/partner?

The only way to get #plACed with a friend, relative or partner is to attend one of the AmeriCamp Camp Fairs. However please be aware that this is not guaranteed, the decision lies with camp directors whether to hire more than one person at a time, it may be the case that they only have a position for one of your party, or maybe you don't all have the skills the camp is looking for. It is always vital to keep your options open, some camp directors are put off from hiring friends as it stops you fully embracing the spirit of camp, don't let this put you off, you will have an incredible experience wherever you are #plAced you can always meet your friends/brother/sister/cousin/partner/grandma/dog at the end of camp for your 30 day grace period, plus you'll have more way more crazy camp stories to share!

How long does it take to get #plACed?

There is no exact science to the amount of time it takes to get #plACed generally speaking the earlier you apply the earlier you may be #plACed. Attending one of the AmeriCamp Camp Fairs in January provides the opportunity to secure your placement on the spot. In addition our placement co-ordiantor will be working all the way through the year to match you with your perfect camp. Please be aware placements can occur anytime upto the 30th of June, so hold tight and keep the faith!

Do I need any qualifications to apply?

Qualifications in certain areas are desirable (take lifeguarding for example) but they are not essential, personal experience is really valuable combined with positive 'can do' attitude. Add as many skills as possible to your application, even if you don't have the ability to teach it, the more skills and experience you have in different areas the better as it shows you are a good all round candidate. You don't necessarily need extensive experience teaching or working with children in order to apply, but you must be able to demonstrate a desire to work with children and make sure they have the Summer of a lifetime.

Am I covered with medical insurance?

Yes, as part of your programme fees you will get 90 days of medical insurance to cover accident and illness. This will cover your time at camp including your days off and for most standard 9 weeks contracts will cover your 30 day grace period. This can be extended both before and after your contracted dates and can also be upgraded to premium coverage.

Can I travel after camp?

Yes, after your camp contract finishes you will get a 30 day grace period to go and see the sights. If you are looking for inspiration check out our amazing AmeriCamp After Party in New York!

Will there be a charge for my medical form?

This can vary greatly depending on what Doctor's surgery you attend, typically you shouldn't be paying more than £40-£60 however some do charge much higher fees, it is your doctors decision regarding how much they charge. Please give us a call in the office if the charge is over £60, we can give you some suggestions to help bring the cost down.

Do I have to accept the first job offer?

Please speak to us first if you are considering to turn down your first placement offer. We will take a look at the reasons why the camp might not suit and can make changes to your application. If you really feel that the camp isn't the best fit we will do our best to #plACe you elsewhere, however we can't guarantee you would be offered a second placement. Every camp we work with are truly amazing and you will have the summer of a lifetime wherever you end up.
FROM £279
  • Camp Duration: 7-9 Weeks
  • Dates: June - August
  • Cost: £279
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FAQ's

  • Do I have to be a student to apply to AmeriCamp?
  • Can I choose which State I work in?
  • Can I get #plACed with my friend/partner?
  • How long does it take to get #plACed?
To apply for a general camp counselor or a instructor you do not need to be a student. If you want to apply as a support staff you need to be in full time education at the time of applying, or have a confirmed place in full time education in September 2017 in order to be eligible.
Attending one of the AmeriCamp Camp Fair is the best way to have a way in which state you are #plACed in. Our Camp Fairs are old in January across the country and they are the best way to meeting camp directors personally and securing that dream job. However, we would recommend not getting too hung up on the location of the camp, camp is an incredible experience wherever you are #plACed so engage your sense of adventure and don't get bogged down only considering camps in New York or California. We with with over 800 camps situated all across America. You can use your 30 day grace period to travel after camp if you have a specific state in mind.
The only way to get #plACed with a friend, relative or partner is to attend one of the AmeriCamp Camp Fairs. However please be aware that this is not guaranteed, the decision lies with camp directors whether to hire more than one person at a time, it may be the case that they only have a position for one of your party, or maybe you don't all have the skills the camp is looking for. It is always vital to keep your options open, some camp directors are put off from hiring friends as it stops you fully embracing the spirit of camp, don't let this put you off, you will have an incredible experience wherever you are #plAced you can always meet your friends/brother/sister/cousin/partner/grandma/dog at the end of camp for your 30 day grace period, plus you'll have more way more crazy camp stories to share!
There is no exact science to the amount of time it takes to get #plACed generally speaking the earlier you apply the earlier you may be #plACed. Attending one of the AmeriCamp Camp Fairs in January provides the opportunity to secure your placement on the spot. In addition our placement co-ordiantor will be working all the way through the year to match you with your perfect camp. Please be aware placements can occur anytime upto the 30th of June, so hold tight and keep the faith!
FROM £279
  • Camp Duration: 7-9 Weeks
  • Dates: June - August
  • Cost: £279
Apply Now

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FROM £279
  • Camp Duration: 7-9 Weeks
  • Dates: June - August
  • Cost: £279
Apply Now
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