Camp Counselor

Spend your Summer at camp while doing activities with children.
You will be responsible for a small group of children in the ages from about 6 to 13 and do all kinds of fun activities with them like swimming, arts & crafts, building campfires and disco night. The kids will spend the night at camp and you will most likely share a cabin or room with them. You meet lots of other people from all over the world and have a great time while doing it.



  • Take care of your camp children
  • Make sure they shower and dress in the morning/evening – sounds easier than it is, but if they can get away with it they will.
  • Get them to their activities on time
  • Be a role model for the children
  • Participate in or lead the activities
  • Don’t loose your campers – Trust me, it happens, some campers like to wonder of.

Experience Needed

Experience with children comes in handy and if you have a special skill you can teach it would be a great advantage, like teaching swimming, computers or dance.

Other than that you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Pass a police check
  • Be fit and healthy
  • Be free during the Summer


It is basically 24 hours a day as you spend the night with the children. You do get a few hours off during the day as well as 1 day off during the week.


This is different per camp, but roughly around $600-$1000 for the duration of camp. Some parents do tip at the end of Summer, which gives you a bit extra.

Room & Board

Room and board are included. You will most likely share a room with the campers and eat with them too.


There are camps in multiple countries around the world, but the most popular place to do this is in the USA.

Different types of camps

  • Day Camp
  • Sleep away camp
  • Special needs camps
  • Private camps
  • Underprivileged camps
  • Jewish camps
  • Christian camps

How to get the job

If you are from the USA you can contact camps directly. If you are from outside the USA you will need a J-1 visa and an agency can assist with you this.
Contact any of the following?

Camp America


STA Travel





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