Participating in the 8 to 11 week cultural exchange program as a Camp Counselor or Support Staff team member is a great way to experience this unique part of American culture.
The role can be challenging and demanding, but also highly rewarding, as you will be positively impacting the lives of American youth while sharing your own skills and culture.
If you’re ready to . . .
. . . then this program is for you!
Start your adventure here. APPLY NOW!
As a BridgeUSA J-1 Visa Designated Sponsor, CCUSA has been one of the leaders in the camping industry for close to 40 years. With CCUSA, you will receive the highest level of personal service and support throughout your participation in the program.
When looking to go on the program, you can select between two different roles: Camp Counselor or Support Staff
The primary role of a Camp Counselor is to ensure the safety and well-being of the campers. Additionally, you will be a leader, role model, friend, instructor, and hero to campers of various ages.
During the application and interview process, your skills and experience will be assessed to determine whether you will be suitable for a role as a General Counselor or Activity Counselor.
Are you interested in the summer camp experience but prefer a position outside of working directly with campers?
Support Staff keep camp running smoothly and efficiently. Your job will range from preparing meals and cleaning the kitchen, to office work, maintenance, or grounds work. Support Staff fill key roles that keep the camp running.
There is a camp type for everyone’s interests, abilities, and background. Below is a description of the various types of camps we work with. All camps share the same common goal – to provide a safe, fun, and rewarding experience for every camper.
Below is a list of some of the skill areas that camps are always looking to fill. If you can instruct or assist in one or more of these areas or a skill that is unique to you, then you’re a great fit for summer camp! An outgoing personality, positive attitude, and sense of adventure are also great characteristics for a successful summer.
To participate in the Camp Counselors USA program, you must meet the following requirements:
The benefits of going with CCUSA are endless, but here are just a few highlights.
Your Pocket Money (wages) are determined by:
The wages/pocket money is based on a 9-week contract at camp (11-weeks for participants placed at Day Camps) and is paid to you directly by your camp based on their pay periods (weekly, monthly or at the end of the summer in which case you may take pay advances). If you work longer than 9-weeks (11-weeks for Day Camps) you will be paid an additional amount per working day as follows:
Please note there are additional costs to consider as part of the program. These amounts are paid directly to the third party listed (not paid to CCUSA):
If you have worked at camp before (regardless of which visa sponsor you used previously) and wish to return to camp, CCUSA can assist you! Follow the link below to apply.
If you have secured your own job offer with a camp, CCUSA can assist you with your visa. You will need to have a copy of your job offer to upload when you begin your CCUSA application online. Follow the link below to apply.