Camp Life

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When you choose to work at a summer camp, you are dedicating yourself to up to nine weeks of fun and hard work as you strive to ensure campers have an engaging and valuable summer camp experience.

During your time in the U.S., your camp will be your home away from home—where you eat, sleep, work, and relax—alongside your assigned group of campers or with your peers. You will generally have one day off a week, which offers a chance to leave camp grounds and explore the local community. But don’t worry about missing out on any of the fascinating sights and exciting activities that America has to offer. You will have lots more time to explore the U.S. after the camp experience.

Each day at camp will be a little different, but will always be full of new experiences and challenges. The hours are long, but rewarding, as you make lifelong friendships, gain real-world work experience, and make a difference in campers’ lives.

A Typical Day At Camp

Time Activity
7 a.m. WAKE UP
7:30 a.m. BREAKFAST
8:15 a.m. FLAG RAISING AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
9 – 11:30 a.m. MORNING ACTIVITIES (PAINTING, TENNIS, KAYAKING)
12 p.m. LUNCH
1 p.m. REST HOUR (YOU WILL NEED IT!)
2 – 3:15 p.m. AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES (MUSIC, CANOEING, VOLLEYBALL)
3:15 p.m. SNACK TIME
3:45 – 5p.m. TEAM SPORT ACTIVITY
6p.m. DINNER
7:15 p.m. EVENING ACTIVITY (CAMPFIRE, TALENT SHOW)
9:30 p.m. LIGHTS OUT

After the Camp Experience

The summer’s almost over, you have said goodbye to your campers, and are making plans to visit your new friends. Now, get out and see America!

After the camp season is over, you will have up to 30 days to travel the country, learning about the landscapes, cultures, and people that make the U.S. such a diverse and fascinating place to live. From coast to coast—and everywhere in between—you will find sites that inspire and amaze. Climb to the top of the Statue of Liberty in New York City. Cross the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Or explore the great wide-open in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. No matter where you go, you will get a taste of what makes the U.S. so unique.