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CIEE Camp Exchange USA

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With CIEE Camp Exchange USA, you will spend up to ten weeks at camp this summer discovering what it means to be a leader and educator—teaching others to uncover their personal strengths and passions and helping them to develop new talents—all while getting back to nature, learning about life in America, and gaining important skills of your own in the process.

You simply choose your camp experience: as an activity specialist, engaging directly with kids to teach them new activities and skills, or as a cabin counselor, living with and guiding campers throughout the camp experience.

No matter which role you are assigned, through CIEE Camp Exchange USA, you will take part in a transformative cultural exchange experience that will allow you to:

  • Develop essential leadership and teaching skills and independence
  • Establish lifelong friendships with your peers, mentors, and youth
  • Share a part of yourself and your culture through meaningful interactions with both campers and peers
  • Gain a deeper understanding of and appreciation for U.S. culture

At the end of the season, adventure still awaits. For up to 30 days following your time at camp, you will travel the U.S., visiting quintessential American locations, meeting diverse people, exploring an eclectic mix of traditional American cuisine, and more!

What People are Saying

  • "No other job can as easily combine the satisfactions of working with people in an outdoor setting as the camp staff person. The impact of working as a member of a summer camp staff is seldom recognized for the valuable contributions that often arise. Working at camp gives you the opportunity to enrich lives and change the world."


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