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30 Steps to Being a Camp Counselor with AmeriCamp
AmeriCamp / Before Camp / Top tips

30 Steps to Being a Camp Counselor with AmeriCamp

To apply for camp with AmeriCamp… You must be 18 by 1 June of the year you want to go. You should be available to depart sometime from 1 May and mid-June at the latest. You have to be available […]

Travelling after Camp
After Camp / Inspiration / Top tips

Travelling after Camp

The best part of working as a camp counselor is relishing the freedom you have afterwards. After 12+ weeks of being told when I can eat and what, all the choices I suddenly had was overwhelming. You have up to […]

What Being a Camp Counselor is Really Like…
Before Camp / Inspiration / Top tips

What Being a Camp Counselor is Really Like…

CCUSA promise you the ‘ultimate international adventure of a lifetime’, Camp America say ‘there’s nothing else like it’, Camp Leaders assure you it’ll be a ‘summer you remember forever’ and BUNAC call it  a ‘brilliant summer’. Hmm, think they need […]

Camp America, BUNAC, CCUSA, AmeriCamp or Camp Leaders?
AmeriCamp / Before Camp / BUNAC / Camp America / Camp Leaders / CCUSA / Top tips

Camp America, BUNAC, CCUSA, AmeriCamp or Camp Leaders?

If you’ve checked out how much it costs to be a camp counselor and how much you can earn at camp in America and you’re still confused, let’s take a deeper look at which is the top of the agencies financially… The […]

How to Make Friends at Camp
During Camp / Top tips

How to Make Friends at Camp

The first day of camp is essential. Get talking to as many people as possible and pay attention when you do. There are going to be so many names to learn as well as nationalities, and of course all the […]

Books about Being a Camp Counselor
After Camp / Before Camp / During Camp / Inspiration / Top tips

Books about Being a Camp Counselor

Secret Diary of a Camp Counselor is one of a kind, that’s for sure. It’s the only book available that gives an honest and independent first-hand account of a summer spent at camp in America. There are other books about […]

How to Get a CRB Check for Camp in America
Before Camp / Top tips

How to Get a CRB Check for Camp in America

CRB stands for ‘Criminal Records Bureau’ and you have to get a check from them to work at any camp in America. This is so the camp knows that you are clear to work with children and vulnerable adults and have […]

Your Salary at Camp in America
Before Camp / Top tips

Your Salary at Camp in America

If you want to be a camp counselor for the first time, you want to know how much you’re going to earn right? Well, no one works at camp in America for the money, let’s get that straight. On average […]

What it Costs to be a Camp Counselor
Before Camp / Top tips

What it Costs to be a Camp Counselor

Once you’ve worked out how much you can earn at camp in America with CCUSA, BUNAC, Camp America, Camp Leaders or AmeriCamp you need to look at how much each company charges too. After partnering where you’ll get the most money alongside […]