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5. The Role

There are loads of job roles available at summer camp. Find out more about the roles available. 

What do you do at camp?

Summer camp is a major American tradition. Camps were designed to offer the best summer ever for campers and staff alike. Every year over 10 million kids go to camp, that’s where you come in. Work as a general counselor, activity leader or behind the scenes as support staff. Summer Camps love to hire international staff to bring in new culture, diversity and skills. You can teach what you love, have fun and live the American dream.

Do I have to have a specific skill as I don't have any?

It’s always good to say a few things you have experience in (but it doesn't mean you have to be necessarily skilled). If you're passionate about an activity, it's likely you can teach it at camp, even if you're not quite qualified. Summer camps are always looking for big personalities to fill their camps with energy and spirit. So as long as you’re yourself you’ll be great.

Do I need to have qualifications?

No, we are looking for enthusiasm. If you’re applying to work in a more specialised role, it helps if you have qualifications and experience.

Will I receive training?

Yes. Alongside our Preparation Days which are held before you depart, you will have specific training for your role at camp when you arrive. Training can be anything from a few days to a couple of weeks long.

Do I need to have experience working with children?

No, as long as you’re willing to work with children. Any experience will be a bonus, no matter how small. If you don't have experience with children, then why not volunteer before you go? Even if it’s just looking after younger family members, it all counts.