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Applications for Camp Counselors usa 2021 NOW open! click on the apply /login button. Lowest fees!

Everyone gets a job! For 30 years, all CCUSA participants have been placed! That's on average over 400 kiwis placed at camp every year!

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Sign up to do Camp Counselors USA & Work Experience Canada and get a 15% discount on the Work Experience Canada program!  Image living and working in the USA & Canada for up to 2 years!

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 Kiwi  counselors at the finest summer camps in the USA. During this time, over 10,000 Kiwis 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 office and representatives across New Zealand 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 30 years.

With CCUSA you will 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.

Top 10 Reasons why you should Trust CCUSA with your Camp Adventure

  1. 30 years EVERYONE Placed: CCUSA has placed all our Camp Counselor USA participants at camps.
  2. CCUSA Camp Job Fairs: Get hired on the spot  
  3. Low Program Fees: From $749. 
  4. Earn between US$1,625 - US$2,695: Based on your skills, experience & age. Plus $39 per day after 9 -11 week placement Click here to learn more   
  5. 1000 Summer Camps: More camps, means more jobs and choice.
  6. Fulltime office & local CCUSA representatives across New Zealand .
  7. International Youth Travel Card & STA Travel discounts: Flights, treks & up to 150,000 discounts worldwide.
  8. Global Travel insurance included with the program - up to 4 months.
  9. Free Food & Accommodation while at camp.
  10. Emergency assistance: 24/7 while in the USA. 

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!