Work on a Summer Camp in the USA - Lifeguard

with Camp America

newspaper Summer Camp Teaching Adventure
location North America
start date Must be available between 1st May - 20th June 9+ weeks
salary $750-$1,200 depending on age, role and experience.
accommodation includedAccommodation included
food and meals3 meals a day at camp, dietary requirements met
training providedTraining provided






Established in 1969, we’re the biggest international summer camp staff provider recruiting thousands of young people each year to work on hundreds of amazing summer camps all across the USA.

Our programme fee of £599 includes return flights to the USA, medical insurance, nine weeks food and accommodation, pocket money ($750 - $1,200), support from beginning to end plus much more.

There’s only one Camp America and that’s us. So make sure you travel with a company you can trust. We’re listed as an official J1 visa sponsor, we include medical insurance (because it’s so important), we take care of your flights (because we want to make it really easy for you) and our expert team are on hand for you every single step away.



gap year project highlights Highlights

9+ weeks living and working on a summer camp in the USA
Cultural exchange opportunity to work with people from all corners of the world
30 days travel time
Opportunity to learn new skills that are transferable to future opportunities



typical day A Typical Day in the Job

As a Lifeguard you'll probably find that your day is quite varied. You'll provide cover for all of the different water sports and swim classes that take part on camp, so you'll either be out on the boats, on the dock, or in the high chair! Away from the waterfront, it's likely that you'll also take on a role as a 'General Counsellors' so you'll be assigned to take care of a specific bunk of kids and get involved with other areas of camp life whenever the opportunity arises.


ideal candidate Who are we looking for?

To be a Lifeguard you'll need to hold a current Lifeguard qualification (American Red Cross or NPLQ) and ideally have previous experience in working as a Lifeguard. We also offer our own ARC training courses if you would like to complete this qualification before taking on this role at camp.

Lifeguards are in high demand and considered one of our ‘Advanced Skills’ which means you’ll have a really great chance of getting placed and be eligible to receive a higher rate of pocket money! If you have any experience in those skills make sure you put them on your application! If you have any qualifications/certifications in this, make sure you add these to your application as it will help us determine whether you meet the requirements of an Advanced Skill Counsellor.


our offer What we can offer you

All inclusive package;
Return flights
Visa
Medical insurance for your entire stay
Food and accommodation at camp
24 hour support
Excellent customer service

 

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