Summer Camp Jobs in America - Which Camp Agency To Apply With?
So you have decided that you are ready for the adventure of a lifetime and plan on spending the summer hopefully working at a camp in America.
Each yea,r literally thousands of individuals from around the world plan on spending their summer like this and apply to work at one of the many camps offering summer camp activities in the US.
Many of the staff that do work on the summer camps operated in America are International staff members, normally college students or recent graduates.
The way the process works is a little complicated, but not too complicated. Basically, all international staff must apply with an international camp staff recruitment agency which will then screen all applicants, interview applicants and help them find the best placement at a camp that suits their skills and personality. The process is quite length and also involves applying for a summer camp counselor J-1 visa so that you are eligible to work in America, therefore it is important you start the application process early!
International Summer Camp Staffing Agencies
There are a number of different programs around that help individuals get recruited and here is information on some of the organizations that are out there.
1 - Stars N Stripes Summer Camp Staffing
SNS is an organization which is owned and operated by experienced former camp counselors who have been there, done it and got several t-shirts! They focus on helping individuals get the best possible deal by offering the lowest cost placement fees and the highest salaries. They are also much smaller than many of the main organizations so they can pay much more attention to each individual application and ensure all applicants get the attention they deserve.
With SNS you will be expected to pay around 195GBP in application fees and can earn up to $2000.00 (substantially more than many other organizations)
2 - Camp America
Probably the most well know organization is Camp America, many individuals think this organization is actually a camp in America when they are simply a recruitment agency. With Camp America the positives are that you are working with an organization that has been established for many years but on the flip side you will pay fees of around 600GBP and only earn between $600 - $1200, depending on your experience.
3 - CCUSA
Another well known organization is CCUSA, they have opportunities at camps throughout America and recruit individuals from all over the world. Like Camp America they have been established for a number of years and are able to recruit applicants based on this reputation. However, also like Camp America, they have high cost application fees and pay substantially less than the likes of Stars N Stripes for you to do the exact same job.
Recommended Summer Camp Staffing Agency
If you are an international applicant considering applying for a camp position then, like we mentioned, there are numerous options with each organization having their own positives and negatives. We would however recommend applying with Stars N Stripes Summer Camp Staffing, they offer the best financial package for applicants, have many years experience in the summer camp industry and really focus on each applicant to ensure they are placed at the best camp for their skills and personality.
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