We’ve been sending Aussies to work at camps in America for over 20 years, so we know exactly what it takes to become a camp counsellor.  We guarantee you a camp job in America or your money back! From the very start of your camp application you are supported by our expert team. You will have a dedicated camp team member (who has been to camp – multiple times) that will help you secure your dream camp job! They will answer your questions and guide you through the entire process.

Low program fees

We offer lowest program fees in Australia You will pay-less with Summer Camp USA than with any other summer camp company – simple. Why are our fees lower than other camp companies?  We aim to keep the fees as low as possible to make this opportunity available for more Aussies. We encourage you to do a bit of research, as you will find that we are up to $225 cheaper than other camp organizations. If you do a 5 min Google search it will end up saving you money.

Great Camp Salary

We know it’s not about the money, but we do feel you should be paid fairly! That is why we offer one of the highest camp salaries in Australia! Working as a camp counsellor is tough work and we want you to be paid fairly for your hard work. Once again, do your research and you will find we pay more than any other camp organization.

  • If you are under 21 years: up to US$1,650
  • If you are aged 21+ years: up to US$1,800

*Work at a special needs camp and earn an additional US$100

If you are a returning counsellor you are free to negotiate your own salary with the camp directly, salaries are typically US$2,200 or more.

Personal Placement

Our goal is to find the perfect camp for you – not just a camp. Unlike other camp companies that require you to make a video to be placed, we do not require that. If you want to include a video that’s great, but it is not mandatory. We want to get to know you and then find a camp that will utilise the amazing skill you have. It’s all about personal placement with us. You are more than a number with Summer Camp USA you become part of our extended camp family.

J1 Visa for Summer Camp

To be eligible to work at a camp in America you will need to obtain a J1 visa. We work with the largest J1 visa sponsor in the USA and will walk you through the entire process making it easy!

Medical Insurance

Our program fees include your medical insurance – no extra costs! As you may know, health care is expensive in the US. Our program includes medical insurance so you can rest easy when on the program. We make sure you are looked after while in America.

FREE Food & Accommodation

The entire time you are working at summer camp you will get free food and accommodation. You don’t have to budget for meals or your accommodation on Summer Camp USA – it’s all included. Most camps also offer free laundry too!

1 FREE Night Accommodation in NYC or Boston

If New York City or Boston is your designated arrival destination, you will receive a FREE night accommodation as part of the program. This awesome perk will let you save some money, meet other summer campers, check out the city and attend your meet and greet together.

Access to 1000’s of camps

There is over 12,000 camps in America and they need over 1 million staff. We work with 1000’s of camps from sport specific, general, special needs, day camps and more! So whether you are looking to work on waterfront, teach gymnastics or are keen to be a general counsellor; we have you covered!

Pre departure Orientation

Before you leave for camp in America we provide an orientation which covers everything you need to know about being a camp counsellor. We will cover what to expect when you arrive, team building, expectations of camp directors, camp responsibilities, social media at camp, deal with difficult situations and much more. It is important to us that you are prepared for camp before you even leave Australia!

Our Expert Summer Camp Guides

We provide you with our expert summer camp guides and travel materials that will assist you in your application as well as prepare you for your trip!

Group flights and discounted airfares

Book Your Flights with STA Travel, plus tours accommodation and more. STA Travel’s core purpose is to make travel as affordable and as attainable for young people as possible. And it’s not just about offering cheap flights. STA Travel offers real value with the expert knowledge, flexibility and features our travellers want.

Contact STA Travel’s Working Holiday branch at 1300 675 435

Travel after Camp

The J1 visa you will travel to camp on allows you to spend up to 30 days travelling around the US. Whether you are wanting to chill with your fellow counsellors after camp or meet up with some mates back home to check out America’s amazing sites… we have you covered.

The list of inclusions is extensive! But some parts may be a bit confusing so be sure to get in touch with any questions. Fill out a few details below and we will be in touch within a day or two!

Summer Camp USA Enquiry