Food, accommodation and training included
We make your stay comfy and your trip stress free!

Low Program Fees & High Salaries
Expect to earn a minimum of $2000

Hundreds of possible roles on camp
Choose any that suit you!

Aquatic Roles

Aquatic Roles

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Food, Accommodation and Training – All Included!

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Low Program Fees and High Salaries!

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Huge Variety of Different Camp Roles!

Dive in at a waterfront swimming camp

Take the plunge and turn your love of swimming and watersports into a job at summer camps in America!

Pass on your passion and enthusiasm for all water-related activities to American kids and teens. If you love everything about the water, have high energy, and have a keen interest in watersports, an aquatic role at a US summer camp might be perfect for you.

Don’t worry about formal qualifications. You can learn everything you need on-site and develop long-lasting skills. With accommodation, food and a wage, you’ll have the summer of your lifetime – all while preparing your CV for a career you’ll be proud of!

Socialise and make new friends as a summer camp swimming or aquatics counsellor abroad. Apply with a friend with similar interests and you could even be placed together providing your skills align!

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Types of summer camp swimming roles

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Lifeguard Roles

Safety is vital to all waterfront camps, which is where the lifeguard role comes in. If you’re a confident swimmer and have an interest in lifeguarding qualifications, this role is perfect for you. Better yet, all on-site training will be provided at no cost to you! This is a role for people who love responsibility and being seen as the hero, with the swimming skills to back it all up.

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Fishing Guides

Fishing is actually a really popular activity at camp. Kids are introduced to the basics of casting, rod rigging, lure selection and how to target individual species. This camp role offers a genuinely unique opportunity to make an impact on the campers who choose your activity.

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Watersports Camp Instructor

Instead of paying hundreds to take part in windsurfing, water skiing, canoeing and more - why not get paid to do it? Don’t get us wrong, it’s not all fun and games. However, if you love watersports and want to share that passion with others, this will be the perfect role for you.

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The benefits of summer camp swimming counsellors

The heat beating down on your skin. Laughter all around you. The clear blue of water everywhere you look. It’s no surprise that nothing says ‘summer’ like a summer camp in the USA. It’s not just about having a good time in the sun, though. Don’t get us wrong, that’s a huge part of why people love summer camps, but there are plenty of other benefits:

  • Build your confidence while building others
  • Learn how to teach and manage people, which can be key to future career roles
  • Receive extensive, valuable training before the children even arrive
  • Spend time in the water, a great way to stay healthy
  • Earn money, with salaries starting at $2,000
  • Make friends and memories that last a lifetime (trust us, we’re responsible for a few marriages!)

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    Take the plunge and turn your love of swimming and watersports into a job at summer camps in America!

    Pass on your passion and enthusiasm for all water-related activities to American kids and teens. If you love everything about the water, have high energy, and have a keen interest in watersports, an aquatic role at a US summer camp might be perfect for you.

    Don’t worry about formal qualifications. You can learn everything you need on-site and develop long-lasting skills. With accommodation, food and a wage, you’ll have the summer of your lifetime – all while preparing your CV for a career you’ll be proud of!

    Socialise and make new friends as a summer camp swimming or aquatics counsellor abroad. Apply with a friend with similar interests and you could even be placed together providing your skills align!

    Take the plunge and turn your love of swimming and watersports into a job at summer camps in America!

    Pass on your passion and enthusiasm for all water-related activities to American kids and teens. If you love everything about the water, have high energy, and have a keen interest in watersports, an aquatic role at a US summer camp might be perfect for you.

    Don’t worry about formal qualifications. You can learn everything you need on-site and develop long-lasting skills. With accommodation, food and a wage, you’ll have the summer of your lifetime – all while preparing your CV for a career you’ll be proud of!

    Socialise and make new friends as a summer camp swimming or aquatics counsellor abroad. Apply with a friend with similar interests and you could even be placed together providing your skills align!

    Starting your journey with Wild Packs

    So, you’re interested in changing your life for the better and joining a summer camp. It’s one thing being ready to make the move, but it’s another to actually make it – good thing our team is here to help! Almost all of our staff have been in your shoes before, so we know what it’s like to go through this process, especially for summer camp swimming roles like these.

    We’re here to help you out every step of the way, from sending your application to picking you up from the airport! Simply click the ‘Apply Now’ button below and let’s get started on the best summer of your life.

    • No registration or interview fees
    • Work and travel with salaries starting from $2,000
    • Change kids’ lives
    • Learn new skills
    • Amazing career development
    • Travel across the USA
    • Visa, four-month medical insurance and support
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    Faq's

    Summer camp counsellor roles are in high demand, particularly for aquatic positions. Being a confident swimmer will be essential, and experience working as a lifeguard previously could make your application really stand out. However, don’t worry if you don’t have that experience. The great thing about these roles is that you’ll learn a lot through the on-site training. Just bring the right attitude, and in most cases, we can take care of the rest!

    While it is desirable to hold a current lifeguard qualification from either the American Red Cross or NPLQ, this isn’t essential. Many camps actually offer training courses to help you get those qualifications.

    The activities available at waterfront camps in America will vary from location to location. Still, they could include anything from knee boarding, board diving, fishing, windsurfing, ski boating, water skiing, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, jet skiing, tubing, banana boating, and much more.

    Responsibility and being able to manage people are two things that can be key to a successful career, in and out of the water. Yes, working as a camp lifeguard opens up roles as a pool supervisor or manager, but the lessons it will teach you can apply to almost any role. Teaching and coaching roles in particular are fairly common for people with lifeguard experience!