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Skills and Activity Areas

CCUSA look for enthusiastic people who have skills they can teach or assist teaching to American children. Ideally you’ll have experience with children, but you don’t need a certification or to be a qualified instructor, you just need to feel confident in your own skill level and ability.

There are over 200 activities that might be offered at a summer camp across the following activity areas:

Advanced Skills

People with certain skills and experience are not only high in demand but will also earn the Advanced Skills Pocket Money at camp. Click here for a full listing of the these skills and further details.

Additional Training

Increase your chance of getting that camp job. If you want to strengthen your skills and application further, why not consider participating in a course to further your experience and qualifications. Visit our Guaranteed Placement Options page for more info.

Skills CCUSA recruit for

Arts & Crafts

  • Arts & Crafts Activity Director
  • Arts & Crafts Activity Counselor
  • Basketry
  • Batiking
  • Candlemaking
  • Cartooning
  • Ceramics/Pottery
  • Fashion Design
  • Graphic Arts/Design
  • Jewelry Making
  • Leatherwork
  • Model Making
  • Nature Craft
  • Painting
  • Rocketry
  • Screen Printing
  • Sculpture
  • Sewing (Clothing/Costume)
  • Silversmithing
  • Stained Glass
  • Textiles
  • Tie-Dye
  • Wheel & Kiln
  • Woodwork

Athletics / Sports

  • American Football
  • Athletics Activities Counselor
  • Athletics Activities Director
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Fencing
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Road Cycling
  • Roller Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Circus

  • Acrobatics
  • Circus Rigging
  • Clowning
  • Diabolo/Fire Sticks/Juggling
  • Silk
  • Stilts
  • Tight Rope/Wire-walking
  • Trapeze triple /flying / bungie
  • Unicycle

Degree/Certification/Education

  • Child Care
  • Disability Studies/ Experience
  • Ecology/Nature
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Personal Trainer
  • Physical Education Teacher
  • Physical Therapy
  • Religious Studies
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Sports Science
  • Teacher (ages 11-16)
  • Teacher (ages 5-10)
  • Welfare/Social Work/Counseling
Note: Must be currently studying or have a degree/certification in the above.

Digital Media

  • Apple/PC Expertise
  • Audio Visual
  • Blogging / Social Media
  • Digital Imaging
  • Digital Photography
  • Electronics
  • Film Photography
  • Game Designer
  • Radio
  • Video Production
  • Web Designer

Extreme Sports

  • ATV/Dune Buggy
  • BMX bikes
  • Go Karts
  • Motorbike/Mini bikes
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Boarding
  • Skateboarding
  • White-water Kayaking
  • White-water Rafting

Fitness

  • Aerobics Instructor
  • Boxing
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Martial Arts
  • Spinning
  • Weightlifting
  • Yoga/Pilates Instructor
  • Zumba Instructor

Gymnastics

  • Apparatus
  • Cheerleading
  • Floor & Tumbling
  • Rhythmic
  • Trampolining

Horse Riding / Farm Animal

  • Dressage
  • English Riding
  • Farm Animal Care
  • Jumping
  • Stable Management
  • Western Riding

Other Camp Activities

  • Chess
  • Catholic Faith
  • Christian Faith
  • Culinary Arts
  • French Language
  • Jewish Faith
  • My Unique Skill
  • Newspaper/Yearbook
  • Other Language
  • Spanish Language

Outdoor Adventure Skills

  • Astronomy
  • Camping / Backpacking
  • Caving
  • Geocaching
  • Orienteering
  • Outdoor Cooking
  • Outdoor Education Instructor
  • Scout/ Guide
  • Wilderness Trip Leader

Performing Arts

  • Ballet Dance
  • Choreography
  • Comedian
  • Costume / Set Design
  • DJ
  • Drums
  • Guitar
  • Hip Hop Dance
  • Jazz Dance
  • Lighting / Sound Technician
  • Magic
  • Mime
  • Modern Dance
  • Music Composing
  • Music Teacher
  • Music Technician / Producer
  • Orchestral Instruments
  • Performing Arts Activity Counselor
  • Performing Arts Activity Director
  • Piano
  • Recording Engineer
  • Rock Band
  • Singing/Voice
  • Stage Makeup
  • Tap Dance
  • Theater/Stage Manager
  • Trumpet
  • Ventriloquist

Ropes / Climbing

  • High/Low Ropes
  • Rock / Wall Climbing
  • Ropes Activity Director

Target sports

  • Archery
  • Clay Pigeon Shooting
  • Paintball
  • Riflery

Water Sports

  • Boat Driving
  • Canoeing
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Jet Ski/Sea Doo/Personal Craft
  • Kayaking
  • Kneeboarding
  • Lifeguard / Lifesaver (Pool or Surf) 
  • Lifeguard / Lifesaver (Pool Bronze only or similar)
  • Lifeguard - Trainable (no current certification)
  • Paddle Boarding
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Master
  • Surfing
  • Swim Instructor
  • Wakeboarding
  • Water-skiing
  • Windsurfing