Camp Exchange USA

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Camp Exchange USA

from £299
Duration: up to 10 weeks
Countries: United States of America
With Camp Exchange USA, you will spend up to ten weeks at camp this summer — living and working with kids in the great outdoors - and helping them have the summer of their lives!

Camp Exchange USA


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!


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!


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!

Specialised camps

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 StudentUniverse should then be in touch shortly to help with your enquiry.


Further Details

More information about this gap year opportunity...

Price details:

from £299


Call 0333 333 9923 to enquire or book


Legal Sponsorship
The Legal Sponsorship and documentation required to apply for the J1 visa (this is known as the DS-2019 Certificate of Eligibility)

Comprehensive medical and liability insurance for the duration of your time in the USA - for full details on this please see

24/7 emergency support
Our teams are available for you 24 hours a day if you have an emergency. You can call them toll free from any phone in the USA

Participant information and Extras
Every participant gets a comprehensive handbook - as well as access to discounts and extras.

Orientation and US Meet&Greet
As well as a pre-departure orientation here in the UK, our US Meet&Greet team will welcome you upon arrival in the USA. You’ll have a night in our hostel - a great chance to meet other participants. You’ll also attend an “in-country orientation” before your onward travel to your camp!

SEVIS stands for Student and Exchange Visitor Information System. It’s included in your fees!
Once your application has been approved, we send you a SEVIS receipt along with your other documentation - you then take this to the embassy interview with you!

Full Staff Training
Your first week at camp will be training to get you up to speed and give you a chance to get to know your fellow team members - before the kids arrive!

About StudentUniverse

StudentUniverse has been supplying the best flight, hotel and tours deals to students around the world for years now and we’re delighted to be the preferred travel partner of and to make your travel experience even more amazing.

We have a great team of travel gurus that understand what a gap year is all about just waiting to help you, and since we are part of the Flight Centre Travel Group we are able to offer the best flights, gap year packages, hostels, tours, volunteer placements and insurance - the works. This is not your average travel agency, it’s the ultimate backpacker travel agency.

If you’d like to get in touch to chat about your travels, even if you’re in the preliminary stages and you’d just like some advice, give us a call on 0333 333 9923 or submit an enquiry to StudentUniverse – we’d love to hear from you.

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