Special Needs Roles at Summer Camp

Work in the USA

Special Needs Roles at Summer Camp
From £649
Duration 63 Days
From £649
Duration 63 Days
Summer camp in America provides limitless opportunities for campers to step outside their comfort zone. It is the setting for adventure.

About summer camp in America

Introducing the legendary American tradition that is Summer Camp.

From the white beaches of Miami to the Alaskan wilderness, summer camps all around the US become home for thousands of American children from May to September each year. Summer camp America provides limitless opportunities for campers to step outside their comfort zone. It is the setting for adventure.

Hurtle and soar down zip lines in the morning, learn to ride a pony or paint a masterpiece in the afternoon, then end your day feeling the heat from the campfire as you stuff yourself with sticky roasted marshmallows. It’s an action packed and exhilarating environment, with the chance to experience something new each and every day.

Working at a summer camp is undeniably a life changing experience, one of the best summer jobs you could ever have. The benefits are endless but we have picked out a few which immediately come to mind…

Why a Job Working at a Special Needs Camp?

The Campers

While all camps are different, the majority of special needs camps work with both children and adults in a residential setting. The majority of camps work with a variety of disabilities and special needs, from physical and mental disabilities, to learning and emotional needs.

Many of the campers will come from families and care homes in the local area and the majority of them return to summer camp year on year, meaning that there is very strong bond between the camp and the campers. Many special needs Camp Counselors who return to camp do so to see the campers they made bonds with in their first year – working at a special needs camp really offers you some incredibly special relationships.

The Role

While you don’t always have to have experience of working in a special needs setting, you do need to be open to some of the different aspects within special needs work; from feeding and showering your campers, to the physicality of pushing wheelchairs and lifting.

It may seem a little daunting at first, but with the specialised training you’ll receive on site and the excitement of camp, these aspects of the job become the easiest. It’s parting with your campers at the end of a camp session that you’ll struggle with.

The skills and experiences you develop at camp will last you a lifetime. It is very challenging work, but you’re going to come away from camp with increased empathy, a greater strength of patience and a strong work ethic. If you’re looking for a career within a social care or special needs setting, then this is the perfect opportunity for you.

As a special needs counselor, it will be your job to lead all aspects of personal care for your camper(s), you’ll also assist them in camp activities, ensure their well being and support them in their independence. Ultimately, giving them the best summer ever.

   

Applying fora Special Needs Camp

As part of your application, you’ll be able to specify what type of camp you’re interested in working in and we will then look to match you with what matters to you. You will have the option to select working with campers with special needs as part of your application and our team will do their magic. With the SEN application you shall be able to tell us of your own experience but also highlight the aspect of care you are open to or comfortable with.

Remember that being more open to working at different camp types increases your chances of placement.

Placement Opportunities with Camp Leaders

We work with over 500 hundred of the best camps in America, giving you some of the highest placement chances in the industry.  Special needs summer camps in America use a number of UK-based agencies to recruit staff and we have been one of the key providers for nearly 20 years, giving you the security of finding that summer camp in America job.

What’s Included?:

  • Return transatlantic flights
  • Between $800-$1500 pay
  • Up to 90 days’ medical insurance
  • Visa assistance and sponsorship
  • Award-winning customer service,
  • Preparation and guidance through the process
  • 24-hour support whilst in the USA
  • Up to 30 days of travel after camp


Application Process:

To apply you need to complete a short initial application telling us who you are and some other basic details. When you’re ready just pay your £49 programme deposit to secure your face-to-face interview with one of our hundred nation-wide interviewers. From there Camp Leaders offer full support to apply for your visa and secure you your placement at camp. You’ll also have the opportunity to attend the Camp Leaders Job Fairs across the country in January and our pre-departure orientations in April and May.

Requirements:

  • Age 18 by June 1st 2018
  • 
Clean Criminal Background
  • Fluent English speaker
  • 
Available for 9 weeks and able to depart prior to June 19th
  • Active interest in working with children
Experience Jobs Abroad
Region North America
Country United States of America

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