Work an Equestrian Role at a Summer Camp in the USA

with Wildpacks

  Summer Camp Childcare Farming Teaching Adventure
project location North America
start dateStart date:
On application
accommodation includedAccommodation included
food and mealsAll food provided
training providedTraining provided

No registration fees and higher salaries (allowing applicants have some decent spending money for after camp, rather than an age based pocket money scheme you'll find elsewhere) make Wild Packs stand out from the crowd!

Most importantly Wild Packs allow you to have choice and input into what type of camp you’d feel most comfortable working at. We want to get to know you, so that we can find you a position at a camp that’s just right for you. In our books, happy counselors equal happy campers!

Never will you wake up and find you are randomly placed at a camp. You will check out their website, speak with the Wild Packs team about the camp and most importantly speak with the director, allowing you to gain valuable insight into the workings of the camp, their campers, their staff and their philosophy. We offer a completely personal and tailored service to all. We will support and guide you through the application process; all of our team work for various camps in the US over the summer, so we know our stuff!

Work an Equestrian Role at a Summer Camp in the USA

typical day
The job description
a typical day on this gap project

Your days as a riding instructor could include teaching lessons, taking horses swimming in the lake, playing gymkhana games with the kids, putting a musical drill ride together and so much more. Some camps will even hold mini dressage and jumping competitions.

But if you think that means you can’t take part and enjoy all the other activities going on at camp then don’t worry as you will be very much part of the team and you will have plenty of time to try new things and enjoy the camp atmosphere.

ideal candidate
Who are we looking for?
what makes you the ideal candidate

The great news is you don’t need to have qualifications to apply although you will need to be able to demonstrate passion and experience.

As a general rule, if you can confidently walk, trot and canter, know the basic school movements and can jump a small course of fences, then you’ll be just fine.

our offer
What can we offer you?
why choose us for your gap year

What’s included?
• Extensive onsite training prior to the arrival of the campers,
• All food and accommodation for the duration of your contract,
• The most competitive salaries in the industry- starting at $1600,
• Transport from the airport in the US to camp,
• All the relevant visa documents,
• Comprehensive medical insurance for the duration of your stay in the USA,
• No registration fees,
• Up to 60 days of travel time before and/or after camp,
• Assistance from the Wild Packs team prior to departure and when at camp.
If you want to spend your summer having fun, teaching something you love and getting paid for the privilege then apply today!


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