A Typical Day at Camp
When you choose to work at a summer camp, you dedicate yourself to a summer of fun and hard work as you strive to connect with, engage with, and teach U.S. campers.
During your time in the U.S., your camp will be your home away from home—the place you eat, sleep, work, and relax. You will generally have one day off each week, which offers you the chance to leave camp grounds and explore the local community.
Each day at camp will be full of new experiences, challenges, and fun, but you can expect to have a schedule. While schedules vary from camp to camp, you can get an idea of what the experience will be like by reading the sample schedule below:
|7 a.m.||WAKE UP|
|8:15 a.m.||FLAG RAISING AND ANNOUNCEMENTS|
|9 – 11:30 a.m.||MORNING ACTIVITIES (PAINTING, TENNIS, KAYAKING)|
|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|
|7:15 p.m.||EVENING ACTIVITY (CAMPFIRE, TALENT SHOW)|
|9:30 p.m.||LIGHTS OUT|
As you can see, days will be long; but they will also be filled with fun activities.
Pro tip from Camp Exchange USA alumni: Put all breaks and/or rest hours to good use!