Just picture it: horseback riding, rock climbing, and sailing all in the same day. Staying up late telling ghost stories with campers by the campfire. Hiking to a private lake nestled in the woods. Millions of American children attend summer camps throughout the U.S. every year. At camp, children play and learn in a safe and structured environment.

As a Camp Exchange counselor, you will have the tremendous opportunity to share your summer with people from all over the world, gain insight that will carry over into all aspects of your life, while also developing skills and experience in an incredibly wide range of areas.


Come join us at our FREE info sessions. 
The session will be hosted by our Au Pair & summer camp USA experts. 
What to expect:
  • Arrive at 9:30 - 10:00 am for registration
  • Info session starts at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Q&A and programme applications from 12:00 pm - 13:00 pm
  • Drinks & snacks will be provided
  • Johannesburg - Saturday, 12 January 2019: STA Travel House, 19, 7th Avenue, Parktown North, Johannesburg
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Why Summer Camp?

As a camp counselor, you will spend up to nine weeks in the great outdoors, gaining new skills, learning to be a leader and experiential educator, and making friendships that last a lifetime. Plus, you will have 30 days following the camp experience to travel the country, taking in the sights, sounds, and tastes that make America unique!

We are only recruiting specialist counselors where you will guide the campers through a specific activity each day. Depending on the camp activities range from ceramics, music, water focus sports like kayaking, water skiing, boat driving, swimming etc., dance, archery, circus, fencing, stained glass, horseback riding, rock climbing, wilderness trip leaders, metalwork, and wood working.


  • At least 19 years of age by May 1st
  • Enjoy children and have experience with them (e.g. coaches, teachers, youth workers, scouts, youth leaders or individuals with specialized skills)
  • Have demonstrated leadership experience
  • Strong English speakers
  • Highly dedicated individuals
  • Available to work for at least 9 weeks, from early May/mid June through to late August
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  • Visa assistance including communication of Visa procedures
  • Accommodation in New York or Boston before heading to camp
  • Comprehensive orientation in New York or Boston
  • Transportation to camp from your arrival orientation
  • CIEE Insurance coverage for duration of your program
  • Completion Certificate and references upon successful completion of the
  • Program from CIEE
  • International Flights
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