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  • APPLICATIONS FOR CAMP COUNSELORS USA 2018 OPEN June 1ST 2017

  • From $499 - NO hidden costs. 

  • Everyone gets a job! For 28 years, all CCUSA participants have been placed! That's on average over 1000 Aussies placed at camp every year!

  • CCUSA offers the most affordable program with the best benefits

Program Overview

The Best Summer of Your Life

CCUSA is an official J1 Camp Counselor Visa Sponsor who organise work placements at summer camps in America. 

Since 1987, CCUSA has been placing role models at the finest summer camps in the USA. During this time, over 33,000 Aussies have trusted CCUSA with their summer camp adventure. Our focus is securing the ideal camp to match your personality and skills. 

Known as the 'Summer Camp Specialists', we take great care in placing every participant at the right camp.  Summer camp work is demanding, but the rewards are endless. We pride ourselves on our personalised customer service, affordable program with stacks of inclusions, local offices and representatives across Australia, and an unmatchable reputation with our participants and our summer camps. We are proud that we have found a camp placement for every Camp Counselors USA participant for 28 years.

While we are the largest camp program in Australia, you will still receive individual attention and service from professional and experienced staff who have all worked at summer camps in the USA. These things make CCUSA the most popular way to organise your camp adventure. 

The American Summer Camp Tradition

  • America’s camping tradition began in 1861 and currently boasts over 12,000 summer camps, catering to 10 million children annually.
  • Camps are set among the country’s most beautiful and remote landscapes.
  • Camps offer campers from all backgrounds the opportunity to learn valuable life skills in a nurturing environment. 
  • Properties often include lakes, pools, sports fields, cabins, creative/performing arts facilities, ropes courses, horse corrals, camp fires, and a whole lot more.

Your Role at Camp

  • As a camp counselor you will be an ambassador for your country and a role model, guide, cheerleader and hero to your campers and peers.
  • You are outgoing and eager to share your knowledge and responsible for your campers 24 hours a day.
  • You need to be patient, have a good sense of humor, adaptable, flexible, able to teach or lead campers in a variety of activities and have prior experience working or caring for children.
  • Supervision, safety and well-being of your campers along with commitment and lots of positive energy will make you a successful candidate.

Want to see what camp is like? Click here to see a short video about what you could be experiencing at a US Summer Camp!

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Trust CCUSA With Your Camp Adventure

#1 CCUSA has proven that we are able to place everyone at summer camps in the USA!
For 28 years CCUSA have placed every Camp Counselor USA participant at summer camps. CCUSA works hard to make sure you get to camp and we never call participants in May to cancel them. 28 years of 100% placement speaks volumes!

#2 Camp Counselors Job Fairs!
CCUSA hosts American Summer Camp Directors in Australia for you to interview with and secure a job on the spot.

CCUSA also makes camp placements through our professional placement team in the USA giving you twice as many options to find a camp position. 

#3 CCUSA (Camp Counselors USA) is an authorised Official US State Department J1 visa sponsor!
With frequent changes to US visa regulations, CCUSA recommends you only use an official J-1 visa sponsor. CCUSA is an official J-1 visa sponsor, designated by the US Department of State. You will work with CCUSA in Australia and be placed by CCUSA in America, who will also issue you your visa paperwork and support you while in the USA. 

Be wary of non-visa sponsors in Australia who are working as Third Parties. Visit the US Department of State J-1 visa website for a list of designated visa sponsors.

#4 Low Program Fees
Our program fee has remained from a low $499 for 7 years running. Our program is less in fees than most other US camp programs. Don't waste your hard earned cash paying over $890! Paying less does not mean we cut corners - just ask any of our past participants.Plus we will not charge you US$35 for the Sevis visa Fee.

#5 Quality service, personal attention, commitment to placing you at the right camp.
All our staff have worked at American Summer Camps. We know what camp is like, so you will get an honest and upfront explanation of camp and what to expect from your amazing camp experience!  

#6 Multiple Australian Offices
We have fulltime staff and offices in 3 States (NSW, VIC and QLD) and dozens of Area Representatives throughout Australia. This means you’re able to speak to someone locally and on a time zone that suits you.

#7 Over 30 years working with the finest camps in the country
CCUSA works with over 1000 summer camps throughout the USA. This is part of the reason why CCUSA is able to place everyone on our program at camp. We have a long standing relationship with many camps (some of our staff have over 20 years in the US Camping Industry!)

#8 Global Travel insurance included with the program - up to 4 months! 
Travel with the knowledge that you’ll be covered for your time at camp automatically by signing up to the program.

#9 Excellent experience for your resume
A great talking point at your job interview. Working at camp will show an employer you are a mature, adaptable and responsible hard worker!

#10 24 hour emergency assistance while in the USA
We know how important it is for you to be supported while you’re travelling. Our CCUSA Head Office provides you access to a 24 hour toll free emergency assistance hotline while in the USA.

To read more about these and other great reasons to use CCUSA, check out the What You Get page.

Click here to check out CCUSA's Australian Director on the panel of Studio10 with Ita Buttrose, Joe Hildebrand, Sarah Harris and Jessica Rowe.