How It Works
Switch up your summer
Everything you need to know about breaking up with your regular summer, and jetting off for the summer of a lifetime. (Until next year, when you go back to camp…).
The greatest journeys start with a single click. Pretty sure that's how the ancient proverb goes...
Either way, first start by checking out the types of roles and activities you can do at camp. And if it’s a match, swipe... (we’re joking) - fill out our online application form, pay your deposit and wait for us to set up a non-scary video interview with you.
Search our Camp Connect platform to target the roles you want – not just what you get pooled for.
Historically, Camp Directors would choose applicants from a shared pool – giving you little or no choice over your placement. Unique to BUNAC, our Camp Connect matching platform allows you to view different camps and request interviews for available positions.
Set up interviews with Camp Directors. Breathe... (we help you with your interview prep) and get hired!
As well as our Camp Connect platform, our placement team in America circulate your application amongst the camps we work with. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to meet with Camp Directors at our BUNAC hiring event and score your dream summer job.
Now your placement is in the bag, we guide you through the process of applying for your visa.
After filling out an online visa application and gathering your supporting documents, you’ll attend an in-person interview at the US Embassy. Once your J-1 visa is confirmed, you can book your flights and start to confirm your travel plans for after camp.
Flying to a new country, making new friends and being away from home can be kind of terrifying...
Until you’ve had your pre-departure orientation! Our BUNAC legends take you through everything you need to know about camp. You’ll connect with others going to camp that year, have all your questions answered, and get ready for a summer to remember.
Pack your Vegemite/Marmite/English Breakfast Tea (delete as appropriate). You’re going to camp in America!
Don’t see what you’re looking for? We’re travellers, we love to talk. Call us for a chat.
How long is summer camp in America?
Summer camp runs for around nine weeks each summer, between May/June and mid-August.