Camp Counselor USA
Camp Counselor USA: Live, Work, and Enjoy the Summer!
Summer Camp USA is a cultural exchange program for young people over the age of 18 who work as counselors in American children’s camps during their summer holidays. The program participant is invited to work outdoors in an amazing and picturesque place (banks of a river or lake, mountains or forest), with the opportunity to gain a lot of new skills working with children, learn how to become a leader and an experienced teacher, and also find new faithful friends throughout life.
There are thousands of private and commercial, special, sport, and health camps on the territory of the United States today, where millions of children spend their summer vacations. All American camps are accredited by the American Camp Association. Every year students from more than 40 countries are invited to work and live there, creating an amazing and unforgettable atmosphere and opportunities for cultural interexchange!
Working as a counselor in an American children’s camp is becoming more popular every year and opens up a lot of interesting opportunities for students: personal growth and development, improvement of leadership skills, pleasure from working with children, new discoveries and impressions, unique cultural experience and improvement of knowledge of the English language. The duration of work in the camp is 9 weeks, after which the participant has the right to travel around America for 30 days, but must return to his homeland before the start of the new academic year.
A Camp Counselor Cultural Exchange Program participant receives a J-1 Exchange Visa, which is issued based on the DS-2019 Work Permit. The J-1 visa is a non-immigrant visa.
Working as a camp counselor can be one of the best summer activities. Even in spite of routine duties, every day in camp life can become special: communication with children, when you are becoming their bunkmate, mentor and friend; sports activities and various creative sections; everyday communication and friendship with other camp leaders, when new cultures, nationalities, and individuals open up and interact with each other. Truly, summer at the children’s camp can be the best summer of your life!
Camp Counselor Program Requirements:
- YOU MUST LOVE WORKING WITH CHILDREN
- Be a full-time student at an accredited University in Uzbekistan in your 2nd or 3rd year
- Be at least 18 years old
- Confidently handle stress, anxiety, and be outgoing, warm, and friendly
- Have an advanced level of English
- Demonstrate strong ties with Uzbekistan and intent to return home after completing the program and before the start of the introductory week at your university.
- Be hardworking.