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TYPES OF SUMMER CAMPS IN AMERICA

A wilderness state of mind, we work with almost 300 handpicked summer camps across America.

The best camps in America

Gap years ahead when it comes to selecting the most reputable summer camps, we’ve been running the Summer Camp USA programme for over 50 years. From Connecticut to California, all our camps are accredited by the American Camps Association (ACA). Which means they comply with over 300 safety standards - from staff qualifications to emergency management.

Private Camps

We wondered when Parent Trap would make an appearance! Just like the movies, these independently owned camps are usually in picturesque waterfront locations with rustic cabins and a heavy focus on activities. From watersports instructors to rock climbing coaches, Camp Directors recruit for a wide range of Activity Specialists as well as traditional Camp Counsellors.

Non-Profit Camps

With lower fees and scholarship places, Non-Profit camps are aimed at providing an affordable experience for all children - irrespective of their socio-economic background. Like Private Camps, they’re often in beautiful locations with rustic accommodation and a focus on teamwork activities. Creating a summer to remember for less-privileged kids, your work can have a big impact.

Special Needs Camps

These camps provide an accessible and adapted camp experience for children and young adults with a range of physical and learning disabilities. Group sizes are much smaller, allowing you to form unbreakable one-on-one bonds. Camp Directors aren’t always looking for previous experience, just candidates with the right personality and a passion for making a difference.

Girl Scout Camps

Girl Scout Camps are run by Girl Scouts of the USA and are for female campers only – although some may hire male as well as female staff. As empowering for young girls as they are for you, these camps are all about enabling young women to be independent, confident and strong leaders; with a heavy focus on outdoor living, developing new skills and connecting with nature.

Religious Camps

Faith based camps focus on the same sports, activities and creative arts as traditional camps – but with an added focus on religious values. This can vary per camp, from prayers at mealtimes to religious teaching. While some camps require staff to have a Christian or Jewish background, many are just seeking applicants with enthusiasm, leadership experience and an open mind.

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