Camp Exchange USA
WHAT IS SUMMER CAMP?
Just picture it: horseback riding, rock climbing, and sailing all in the same day. Staying up late telling ghost stories with campers by the campfire. Hiking to a private lake nestled in the woods.
Each year, hundreds of thousands of kids ages five to 17 attend summer camp at the thousands of camps located in rural areas across the U.S. The specific activities may vary from camp to camp, but an atmosphere of fun, friendship, and discovery stays the same. Whether the campers attend for one week or eight, campers and counselors alike have the chance to try new activities each day, learn important skills and make friendships that last a lifetime.
We're looking for people who love working with kids of all ages who can fill one (or more) of the following roles:
▪ Activity Specialist - working direct with the kids, teaching them new activities and skills
▪ Cabin Counselor - living and guiding young campers throughout the experience
No matter which role you are assigned you'll be part of a summer experience that will allow you to:
▪ Develop essential leadership and teaching skills and independence
▪ Establish lifelong friendships
▪ Learn about other cultures
▪ Spend time in the great outdoors!
At the end of the season, adventure still awaits. For up to 30 days following your time at camp, you can travel the U.S., visiting quintessential American locations, meeting diverse people, exploring an eclectic mix of traditional American cuisine, and more!
YOUR ROLE AT CAMP
As a camp counselor, you will be placed in one of two roles:
Cabin Counselor—whether you are helping campers write an email home to their parents or checking in to see how bunkmates are getting along, you will be the children’s activity master, supervisor, cheerleader, and source of guidance throughout the program.
Activity Specialist—you will guide campers through a specific activity each day. Depending on the camp, activities range from ceramics to music to waterskiing, dance or skateboarding!
You can see a general list of activities below!
TYPES OF CAMP
The majority of placements are in traditional camps. These can be co-ed or serve only female or male campers. For many families, it’s a long-held tradition for children to attend the same summer camp their siblings, parents, or even grandparents did when they were young!
Some camps are associated with a specific organisation or religion, such as the Girl Scouts or the Jewish faith.
Others are focused on serving campers with a variety of special needs like physical or mental disabilities
Interested in this; ready to enquire?
Apply now by clicking the button below and filling out the application form on gapyear.com. StudentUniverse should then be in touch shortly to help with your enquiry.