CAMP USA

WHAT TO EXPECT

THE AMERICAN SUMMER CAMP TRADITION

One of the most remarkable traditions of America, summer camps began in 1800’s. Set among the country’s most beautiful and remote landscapes, today there are over 12.000 summer camps catering to nearly ten million children annually. Camp USA is a cultural exchange program with many benefits. It allows young people to better understand and embrace the American culture, its people, and its country. It helps improve the confidence, responsibility and communication skills of young people as well as develop their life experience. Obtaining a job as a camp counselor is one of the best ways to build an impressive resume.

  • Be at least 18 years old by June 1st.
  • Be a native speaker of English or be fluent in English
  • Be interested in working with children
  • Have prior experience working / caring with kids
  • Enthusiastic, fun and adventurous personality
  • Be able to arrive in the U.S. no later than June 20th and stay for at least nine weeks.
  • Have a clean criminal background record

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Free food and accommodation
  • 9-11 week contracts.
  • Contracted salary of 1650 – 2700
  • Up to 30 days of travel around the USA
  • Medical insurance
  • 24/7 Emergency support

*** Salary varies depending on skill, experience and certification.

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RESPONSIBILITIES

Summer camp counselors are primarily responsible for ensuring that the campers are safe, having fun, and engaged in interesting recreational and educational activities. A counselor’s daily task usually includes assisting with camp management in classrooms, in bunks, on sports fields, and in the dining hall. Counselors usually lead daily activities, like arts & crafts, outdoor sports, swimming, horse riding, musical performances, and so forth. Counselors are supposed to supervise and manage campers at all times, except during scheduled breaks. Counselors may participate in whole camp activities and special events such as talent shows, camp competitions, the camp band, and/or an end-of-the-year musical. A summer camp counselor may also accompany campers during out-of-camp events, including camping trips, hikes, theme parks, whitewater rafting, whale-watching cruises, and ball games.

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TYPES OF CAMPS

There several types of camps in the USA and every camp may be unique and vary depending on location, environment, activities, facilities and campers. All the camps GEC works with are carefully vetted and share our high standards, as well as those of the American Camp Association (ACA) The majority of GEC Camp USA participants are placed in traditional camps, which can be co-ed or serve only female or male campers.

Most common types of camps are;

  • Sports Camps
  • Religious Summer Camps
  • Gender Specific Camps
  • Fitness Camps
  • Scouting Camps
  • Special-Interest or Themed Camps
  • Special-Needs Camps
  • Day Camps

Regardless of camp type, all camps share the same common goal- to provide a safe, fun and rewarding experience for every camper.

TYPICAL DAY AT A SUMMER CAMP

TIME ACTIVITY
7:30 am Wake-up
8:00 am Flag rising
8:15 am Breakfast
9:00 am Cabin Clean Up
9:30 am Morning activities
12:00 pm Lunch
1.00 pm Rest period
1:45 pm Afternoon activities
4:30 pm Free time
6:00 pm Dinner time
7:15 pm Flag lowering
7:30 pm Evening activities
9:30 pm Lights out

Discover America with GEC Camp USA. You will love it!

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