Summer Camp Counsellors

Location: USA
Applications Closed for 2017: Expressions of interest taken for Summer Camp 2018
Start Date: Mid June – August each year
Length of Employment: 8 weeks to 12 weeks
Employer: Wild Packs

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Job Description
Working in a summer camp in the US really is one of the most rewarding, challenging, exciting and fun adventures you can go on. Spend your winter in the American summer, making friends from all over the world, working with kids in an area you love and are passionate about. Tell Wild Packs your talents, hobbies and skills and they will find the ideal position for you at one of the various incredible camps they work with, which are based all over the US.

Once you’ve completed the free Wild Packs application form you will be contacted by one of the Wild Packs team in our Australian office. They will chat to you about your motivations to work camp, your experience with kids and your skill set. Our biggest tip is to really sell yourself in your application and make sure it is well written! The summer camp industry is a competitive one!

Pay and Benefits
• Salaries start at $1,600US (more than double the current industry standard). Salaries are set by the camp, and are determined on a number of factors including skill and childcare experience.
• Comprehensive medical insurance for the duration of your stay in the States
• Full onsite training
• Free application form
• All food and accommodation included
• All visa documentation
• Up to 8 weeks travel time
• Support from their Australian and UK offices

About Employer
Wild Packs Summer Camps provide over 200 summer camps in the USA with staff from all over the globe. Their aim? To make camp accessible and affordable for all potential staff. Wild Packs do not have any registration or application fees, plus their salaries are the highest in the industry, ensuring you get a fair deal!

They will support and guide you through the application process; all of their team work for various camps in the US over the summer, so they know their stuff! Wild Packs allow you to have choice and input into what type of camp you’d feel most comfortable working at. They want to get to know you, so that they can find you a position at a camp that’s just right for you. In their books, happy counselors equal happy campers!

• You must be at least 18 by June 1st 2018 and you available to work from at least mid June until around the 20th August

Additional Requirements
Wild Packs require applicants to have a proactive approach to the application procedure and a desire to have a positive impact on the lives of the campers at camp. They require applicants to listen to advice from Wild Packs and act on it. Prior to departure to camp you must keep in regular contact with Wild Packs.

How to apply

If you fit the above eligibility criteria, click apply now and follow the links today!

Successful candidates are supported by Under31, STA Travel and Wild Packs to prepare for your departure. The USA Summer Camp Working Holiday Package includes everything you need to plan, depart, arrive and start work in your new position. We provide endless support to ensure you are never alone on your Working Holiday Journey pre and post departure 🙂


It is absolutely free to apply for any Under31 Working Holiday Job. Only if you are successful do you need to purchase your Working Holiday Package which includes everything you need to get you to work in this job.

The USA Summer Camp Working Holiday Package costs $2’500 and includes:

  • Return flight Australia – USA
  • J1 Visa Application and Support
  • Transfers from Airport to Camp
  • 3 months Insurance
  • International SIM Card
  • Pre and post departure support for job, visa and travel essentials
  • 2-3 month contract including free accommodation and free meals
  • Time off to travel

Not Included:

  • USA Consulate Visa fee AUD$160


  • Return flight
  • Tours

We look forward to hearing from you & helping you get to work on a Summer Camp in the USA.