Work & Travel Abroad

CCUSA Camp Counselor Program

Be a Camp Counselor in the USA

CCUSA has been working with some of the best camps across the USA for over 25 years. Known as the "Summer Camp Specialists" they are committed to placing you in the right camp so that you will have an fantastic experience and meet international friends that will last a life time.

All placements are in safe and fun environments for campers, counselors and staff members. The camps CCUSA works with are carefully examined and match our high standards, as well as those of the American Camp Association (ACA).

If you are looking for the adventure of a lifetime, consider becoming a CCUSA Camp Counselor participant this summer!

Working as a summer camp counselor can be a very rewarding experience. Not only do you get to have fun in the sun, but you also get to be a role model to the kids at your camp. Here are some of the program highlights:

  • J1 Visa sponsorship
  • A chance to work with a number of different camps across the USA
  • Accommodations, meals and laundry are included
  • Travel insurance for the length of the program - a requirement for the J1 Visa
  • CCUSA support throughout the program
  • Access to CCUSA Footprints Online Personal Support Site
  • Access to CCUSA Tax Service for easy tax refund processing

To be eligible for the program:

Here are the requirements for this program. If you meet all of these requirements and are interested in the program, please register by clicking on the "Book Now" button.

  • Will be at least 18 years old by June 1
  • Will be available to work for at least 9 weeks from May /June to August
  • Enjoy working with and being around children
  • Are outgoing, cheerful, flexible and reliable

You will be required to pass an interview with one of our staff members before being accepted into the program.

The last day to apply is TO BE CONFIRMED. All applications accepted after this date will incur a non-refundable $75 CAD surcharge. 

What's Included

  • Apply online through CCUSA’s online application center.
  • Broad network of quality camps
  • J1 visa sponsorship directly from CCUSA
  • Competitive wages
  • Accommodation, Meals and Laundry
  • Travel Insurance for the length of the program
  • CCUSA Support throughout your program  
  • Access to CCUSA Footprints Online Personal Support site
  • Access to the CCUSA Tax Service for easy tax refund processing
  • A completion certificate
  • Pre-departure orientation
  • Discounts
  • Flexibility to book your own flights

What’s Not Included:

  • Airfare
  • Transportation to employment
  • Personal expenses

The US has so many great places to see and visit. If you decide to travel around before or after camp, here are some great places to explore!

Walk Across the Golden Gate Bridge – San Francisco

The Golden Gate Bridge has been seen and photographed in movies, commercials, advertisements and vacation pictures making it the most visited bridge in the entire world. Walking and biking tours are available, just don't forget to bring a camera and jacket.

Universal Studios – Los Angeles

Lights, camera, action! You never know what will happen next when you visit Hollywood - "The Entertainment Capital of LA".

There is so much to see and do, you definitely won't be able to do it all in 1 day. Some of the more popular attractions are studio tours and movie-based theme park. Lines can be long, especially in the high season so be prepared for a long and adventurous day!

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York

Spend a day walking around the largest museum in the Western Hemisphere. Boasting over 2 million items from around the world, it's no wonder that there were over 6 million visitors in 2012 making it the most popular tourist site in New York.

Fenway Park - Boston

Take me out to the ball game! Fenway Park first broke ground in 1912 and since then has undergone many updates. Located right in the heart of downtown Boston, this historical place would be a great place to visit.

Capitol Hill - Washington DC

Take a tour around Capitol Hill, the home of the US Congress. You can book a tour for free but you will need passes!



CCUSA First Time Applicants 2018: $675 USD

1. Application Fee: $150 USD - Due when you submit your application

2. Acceptance Fee: $525 USD - Due once accepted into the program

CCUSA Returnees 2018: $595 USD

Important Note:

  • You must apply for the program 4 weeks prior to departure.
  • Please contact for more information
  • Late fee of $75 USD after March 1, 2018