J1 Summer Camp Program

The Camp Counselor program allows students, youth workers, teachers, and other eligible candidates experienced in working with youth, the opportunity to work in the US as a camp counselor for up to 4 months during the US summer camp season. Camp counselors work alongside US staff members, provide additional skill sets to teach campers, and offer the benefits of a cultural exchange experience.

Camp Counselors must be at least 18 years of age, be clear of any criminal convictions, possess a strong desire to work with children and have one or more teachable skills.

  • Between 18 and 30 years of age
  • Have a conversational level of English
  • Independent and mature traveler

  • Flexible attitude and willingness to learn
  • Committed to fulfilling job duties for duration of program
  • Program Duration

    The term of employment and/or the internship must be no less than three weeks and may not exceed four months. Participants are permitted to enter the US up to 30 days prior to their start date and are eligible to travel for up to 30 days after the employment end date.

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