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!

How To Apply For A Summer Camp Job

Working as a camp counsellor at a summer camp is a great way to spend a summer abroad. You’ll gain experience, make lifelong friends, and earn at least $2,000 for the summer.

How do you get that summer camp job of your dreams for an unforgettable summer in America? Keep reading to get the Wild Packs tips and tricks.

Finding The Right Summer Camp Job

With many different summer camps in America to choose from and numerous camp counsellor roles available, there is something for everyone. For animal lovers eager to share their passion with others or high-energy thrill seekers interested in adventures with campers, you’ll find the right summer camp job for you.

What Are The Different Summer Camp Counsellor Jobs?

One of the best things about summer camps is that you don’t necessarily need experience or qualifications to become a camp counsellor. Most USA summer camps offer on-site training to give you the skills you need.

If you love…

then you’ll make a great…

outdoor climbing, survival skills, and being active

adventure counsellor

watersports, fishing, and being on the water

aquatic counsellor or lifeguard

caring for and riding horses

equestrian counsellor

musical theatre, drama, the circus, and dancing

performing arts counsellor

playing games and being part of a team

sports counsellor

trying new things, running the campsite, and making lifelong connections

camp counsellor or camp support staff member

Completing Your Summer Camp Job Application

Completing your summer camp job application is easy and straightforward with Wild Packs. The more detail you give us, the better chances you have of being matched to the perfect camp and role! The minimum requirements are as follows:


  • Aged between 17 and 27 years old.
  • Fluent in English (the primary language for many camps).
  • Have an interest (essential) or experience (desirable) working with children.


The application form for summer camp jobs covers three main areas of basic information, activities, and talents and certificates. Our team will contact you for an informal interview to help match you to the right job. Learn more about the process in the video below.

Things To Include When Applying For A Summer Camp Job

Getting a job as a camp counsellor at a summer camp is a great way to not only forge lifelong friendships and connections but also to build your skills. You’ll gain incredible experiences at summer camps in America and finish your summer with an impressive-looking CV.

Here are the key things to include when applying for a summer camp job:


  • A CV and cover letter aligned with the job posting
  • Your education, training, and certifications
  • Any relevant experiences you’ve had working with young people, especially of coaching or teaching
  • Anything that will make you stand out from other applicants!


It can seem daunting to apply for a job as a camp counsellor, but it is an extremely rewarding experience. Even if you don’t have formal training for the role, you can gain it on the job. Start your application today and see where you could be next summer!