Summer Camp Counsellor Jobs

Camp Counsellor Jobs

The Summer Camp Counselor position generally refers to working on Camps in America as oppose to one of the many of UK and EU based camps that take on staff each year, take a look at the Summer Camp Activity Leader page for more on that. Camp Counselor jobs, often referred to as Summer Camp USA or Camp America, is a tradition that is over 100 years old. Under specific visa conditions, British students have been travelling to America to work on summer camps for decades.

There is no shortage of USA summer camps, in fact there are over 10,000! These camps are normally set in places of natural beauty and have access to the beach, a lake or have a swimming pool. The camps have the usual you would expect, dining halls, dormitories or tent grounds, kitchens, arts and sports areas etc to keep thousands of American kids from all backgrounds happy and enriched for the summer.

General Counselors are there to help, encourage and support the kids, act as a role model and hero to campers ages 8 – 16. Camp Counselors main responsibility is of course safety but to the kids their counselor is so much more than that. Camp Counselors normally live with their campers 24 hours a day – you are there to make sure they eat, sleep and get involved in activities which you will also be expected to assist with. It’s a tough job but for the right person with an open and positive mental attitude it will be the most rewarding summer of your life.

Specialty Counselors do all of the above but lead or instruct in a sport, art or other special session based activity. Some camps specialize in a particular skill – you can even go on a Mathematics camp. More commonly, specialist camps are centered on a sport, art or academic genre. Some camps are specialists in providing a summer camp experience for inner city children, a religion based experience or people with special needs. Experience is not normally expected for all roles on these camps.

To do it you can either apply through an agency (many of which advertise here on Season Workers) or direct to the camps themselves. The camps all take on a great number of camp counselors but if you go direct you will have to sort out the visa yourself and also gamble on the camp you go to being un-vetted and potentially not up to scratch. Either way this is a highly recommended job and you even get time to travel at the end of most contracts.

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Deputy Camp Manager

Looking for a holiday job?Camp Beaumont is growing! So come and join us on our exciting journey...Are you looking to get paid whilst having fun during

England
England
  • Competitive
  • Not specified
Camp Manager
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Camp Manager

Looking for a holiday job?Join us for camps starting on Monday 24th October.Easter Holidays, Summer Holidays, October Half term and the build up to Ch

England
England
  • Up to £134 per day
  • Not specified
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Summer Residential Welfare & Accommodation Manager

Do you have Rights to Work in UK and hold a visa/permit or UK passport?The emphasis of daily and weekly shifts will include the following responsibili

England
England
  • £2565
  • Provided

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