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Why Choose Camp Leaders
About American Summer Camps
What You Get
The Experience of a Lifetime
Working abroad at an American Summer
Camp is an opportunity to have fun, develop
The Application Process career skills and make a difference in the
& Returning to Camp 12-13
lives of campers. Camp Leaders can place
Travel After Camp 14-15 you as a general counselor with children,
leading or assisting in activities.
Working and travelling in the great outdoors,
you will make friendships with people from
all over the world that will last a lifetime.
To learn more please visit our website.
It’s easy to apply!!!
Go to www.campleaders.com today!
We can ﬁnd you a job working anywhere
across the United States, from California
to New York!
Apply on line today at
arts & crafts
ropes course and climbing
ﬁtness and aerobics
horse riding and equine care
archery and fencing
and many more...
top 5 reasons to use Camp Leaders
1. Everyone at Camp Leaders, from our founder
and directors to our ofﬁce personnel, have spent
years working at American summer camps. We
have a strong passion for what we do and know
how to help you!
2. Full service! We provide everything from pre-
camp preparation, including visa paperwork, to
post-camp travel advice!
3. Unparalleled personal attention! When you call
us, we are here to answer and to help!
4. Quick online application process! Our website is
for more info and to apply, visit
easy to use!
5. Local interviews! We come to the closest location
to you to conduct your interview!
our website www.campleaders.com
Cass Lake, Minnesota
Camp Chippewa, Minnesota
(left & center)Jenn Peisner (UK
) & Courtney Prins (Australia),
Camp Shane, New York
“ You have been truly wonderful and I
really can’t thank you enough. I really
want you to know that I appreciate
everything you did for me.”
— Aisling Fenton, Irish Participant,
YMCA Camp Coniston, New Hampshire
“ I could not hold my tears the last
day at camp, it was amazing!!!! My
kids and their parents made me feel
like the most special person in the
— Sahaira Vasquez,
Colchester Day Camp,
merican summer camps have existed for over 100 years! There are
more than 10,000 camps in the USA, that together, serve more than 10
million people a year. About 2,200 camps are accredited by the American
Camping Association (ACA), of which Camp Leaders is a business member.
These camps must meet over 300 standards for safety and quality.
Camps’ main focus is on providing a safe environment in the outdoors to
nurture young people’s development through fun play, physical activities and
friendships. In addition, camps have employed international staff for decades
to promote cultural understanding. This international employment is extremely
important to the camp industry and the families it serves. Camp Leaders is
Aimee Lloyd, Australia Participant, proud to be part of promoting cultural exchange, tolerance and appreciation
with her campers, Virginia through our programs.
More than a place to learn new skills in sports, arts and other activities,
camp becomes a second home to many; an environment that nurtures
about American summer camps
independence, tolerance and social skills. Campers and staff leave camp at
the end of each summer with a new, extended global family.
what you get
Full Interview, Training and
Placement at an accredited
American summer camp
Assisted travel to the US
J1 Visa Documentation and
Visa Processing Assistance
A high level of Pocket Money
Three meals per day for the
duration of your stay at camp
24 hour telephone support
during your time at camp
Certiﬁcation of your suitability
to work with children and
ability to lead acitivities
Participant Pack with Discount
Cards, Staff Handbook with
helpful advice and information
and other useful materials
A rewarding and fun
experience to help you
develop your career skills for
I just wanted to say thank you so much for
placing me at such a great camp. I had such a
great time teaching arts and crafts.”
Peter Evans, UK Participant, and his campers, Camp Chippewa, Minnesota
— Matt Stokes, UK Participant 2004 - 2006
Nataha Massey (South AFrica)
& Georgie Watson (UK),
the experience of a lifetime
YMCA Camp Coniston, New Hampshire
There are three different types of jobs at summer
camps: Camp Counselor, Activity Leader or
As a Counselor, it is your job to be a role model Camp Robin Hood, New Hampshi
to the children. The role of counselor is like that of
a sibling/parent/teacher and friend, all rolled into
one. It is hard work, but extremely rewarding and
lots of fun.
As an activity leader, you teach children skills in
a particular area. Activities include tennis, sailing,
horseback riding, biking, theater/performing arts,
land sports, and many more. You must be 18
years or older to apply as a Camp Counselor or Camp Chippewa,
Activity Leader or Counselor and be available for Minnesota
at least eight to nine weeks from May/mid-June
Working at a summer camp is especially valuable
for those who want to work with children, but also
a great way for anyone to gain new skills and job
experience. While you help the children grow and
gain knowledge of your culture, you develop your
own leadership and communication skills and
leave knowing you have had an impact on the
lives of many children. Camp Hillcroft, New York
Water-Skiing in Massachusettes
advance your adventure
“ Camp has been a huge inﬂuence on my life - I am who I am because
of camp. My best friends in the world are at camp. There is more
‘power’ in a camp relationship than in any other.”
— Dick Roberts, Scottish Participant,
Camp Robin Hood, New Hampshire
10 Participant 11
Fiona Reeves, 2007 UK
application process returning to camp
Go to www.campleaders.com and begin the easy online application It’s easy to return to camp with Camp Leaders! Whether you’ve used our services
to get to camp before or wish to return to camp and are using Camp Leaders for the
ﬁrst time, we welcome you! Our Returner fees are the lowest in the industry and the
Attend an individual local interview application process is quick and easy.
Once you have been accepted to the program and your application is To ﬁnd out more, visit www.campleaders.com.
year after year...
complete, Camp Leaders will ﬁnd you a suitable placement at a camp
Camp Leaders will assist you through your J1 Visa process
Select and attend a Camp Leaders Preparation Day
Pack your bag and get ready for the greatest experience you’ll ever have!
Nina Pagani (UK) & Samantha Durham
(South Africa), Camp Leaders Participants 2007
“ I want to thank Camp Leaders for this summer. This summer was
wonderful! At Camp Lenox, my directors loved me and supported
me in everything because I worked very hard. It’s my wish to go
to camp again next year!
— Renat Farhadov (Azerbaijan), 2007 Participant,
Camp Robin Hood, New Hamp
Camp Lenox, Massachusettes
Yosemite National Park, California
travel after camp
Summer camp can be used as a great ﬁrst step to other fantastic travel possibilities. You have 30
days after the end of your J1 visa for travel within the United States. Many participants decide to
travel the US through an organized tour, with a group of camp friends or on their own. We strongly
encourage you to become a tourist for some part of your trip! Camp Leaders can offer advice for your
travel plans but sometimes the best trips are planned once you’ve already arrived at camp!
Camp Leaders can also help book around-the-world ﬂights or ﬂights to other destinations besides
the United States. Ask us about these other fun travel opportunities! Rosie Colson, UK Participant,
and friends in New York City
“ Camp was amazing and afterwards I travelled through places
including the US, Mexico, Peru, and Europe. Not only was the cost
of the trip reduced dramatically, but camp gave me friends and
contacts in many of the countries I visited.”
— Nick Stone, Australian Participant 2005-2007
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