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What You Get

It's not as simple as it may seem to get organised to work overseas (especially in the USA). This is why CCUSA offers all this and more.  

highest WAGES - up to US$2,695

Exclusive to CCUSA participants based on your skills, experience and age as of June 1st for a 9 week resident camp or 11 week day camp + US$45 per day for extra days worked.

First Time Participant

Age  Pocket Money
18 - 20 US$1625
21+  US$1850

Advanced & Elite Skill First Time Participant

Participants with specialized skills and sufficient experienced are entitled to increased pocket money. 

Age  Pocket Money
18 - 20      US$1775 - Advanced
21+  US$2000 - Advanced
18 US$1,850 - Elite
19-20 US$2,250 - Elite
21+ US$2,695 - Elite



  • WORLD CLASS REPUTATION: We pride ourselves on our high level of customer service and personalized support.
  • STAFF HAVE ALL WORKED AT CAMP:  Some of CCUSA’s staff have 20+ years of industry experience
  • 33 YEARS OF EXPERIENCEOver 36,000 Aussies have trusted CCUSA for their Summer Camp Experience
  • SYDNEY OFFICE: Plus dozens of local CCUSA Area Representatives throughout Australia.
  • #1 CHOICE FOR OUR SUMMER CAMPS: CCUSA has long-standing relationships with our camps.
  • GROUP ORIENTATIONS: CCUSA prepares you for camp and your travels before you leave at these events around Australia.
  • FREE LOCAL & ONLINE INFORMATION MEETINGS: These interactive sessions will help you learn about camp and the process.
  • PART OF A GLOBAL NETWORK; CCUSA brings internationals to camp from over 40 countries.
  • FREE TRAVEL TO CAMP: From your camp’s designated USA arrival point you will receive free travel to camp, along with advice on travel to and from camp.
  • ALUMNI DISCOUNT: On other CCUSA programs.


  • WORK DATES: Between mid May/early June until mid/late August.
  • 100%: We have placed all accepted participants for 31 years..
  • PLACED ON THE SPOT: When you meet and interview with American Camp Directors in Australia in September & December
  • CCUSA CAMP JOB FAIRS: Get a job on the spot!
  • GUARANTEED JOB: Based on your skills and experience.
  • 1000 SUMMER CAMPS: Means more choice, more jobs!
  • PERSONAL PLACEMENT: CCUSA assess your skills, personality and camps you wish to work at to find you the perfect camp placement. That is why we place every one year after year!


  • FREE FOOD/ACCOMMODATION: So you get to save your hard earned cash for after camp travel!
  • GLOBAL TRAVEL INSURANCE: Up to 4 months included with the program at no additional cost.
  • 24 HOUR ASSISTANCE: While in the USA we provide you access to a 24-hour toll free emergency assistance hotline.
  • Get Paid up to US$2,695


  • J1 CAMP COUNSELOR VISA: CCUSA is YOUR official US Government designated J1 Visa Sponsor. We work alongside the US State Department to ensure the success of your programs. CCUSA is NOT a 3rd party!  
  • 60 DAYS TO TRAVEL: Travel and sightsee around the USA for up to 30 days before and 30 days after camp.
  • SEVIS FEE PAID: By your camp.


  • ONLINE SUPPORT SITE: You'll gain access to 'Footprints' your personal support members website that holds important information and documentation for your travels
  • PLUS MORE: CCUSA exclusive Global T-shirt, Free US Sim Card, Wise Debit card with US Bank Account, Tax Service Assistance, CCUSA staff handbook, travel guide and more.


  • COMMUNICATION & CONTRIBUTION SKILLS: Are critical for success in today’s world. These 21st century skills are developed and practiced at camp daily as you communicate effectively with campers, fellow staff, directors and owners.
  • CRITICAL THINKING & PROBLEM SOLVING: Health and safety for you and your campers is paramount at summer camp. You will be trained and then challenged to think on your feet and solve health, safety, programming and care issues during your employment.
  • INTERPERSONAL & LEADERSHIP SKILLS: Learning these in a real-life context, you typically supervise and manage 7–15 campers, engaging in behaviour management, living ethics while being a role model and contributing to their growth and development.
  • COLLABORATIVE SKILLS: Through ongoing training learn how to co-operate with your peers in a work setting. Combine, listen and integrate ideas as you build a strong team and culture in your camp community.
  • CREATIVITY: You will develop innovative and fun ways to engage an audience of 2 to 200.
  • CULTURAL DIVERSITY: Camp provides you with global work and cultural experiences. Working alongside international staff will help you learn and gain a true international work understanding and advantage that can draw employer’s attention to your CV/Resume.


See the Returning to Camp page for details including program information, wages and more.