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Learn more about the Camp American programme by visiting https://www.campamerica.co.uk/
Summer camps in the USA are a big part of American culture and it's traditional for kids to go to camp each year. There are thousands of summer camps spread all throughout the United States. They each offer a unique experience and will cater to different types of campers. Although summer camp is very much an american tradition, the majority of camps love to have hire staff from all across the world. Camps use Camp America to find the very best international staff to who can bring their own culture and traditions to the USA!
What can I expect to gain from working on a summer camp?
Working on an American summer camp offers so much more than just a job - it's an experience like no other and the benefits are endless...
New mates! - the bonds formed between the staff on camp means you become like family! You'll rely on each other, you'll work hard together, you'll laugh together, you'll learn together and ultimately you'll share the summer together. There'll no doubt be a mixture of personalities, backgrounds and nationalities which is what makes camp so great, however you will all have one thing in common - the desire to do this type of experience!
Employability skills! - the great thing about working on a summer camp is that whilst you're having an amazing summer doing something fun and exciting, you'll also be benefiting your future at the same time! Camp America is recognised by employers and academic institutions across the world, so it will be a great addition to your CV and make you a stand out applicant. Not only will it demonstrate that you had the drive to do something different with your summer, but it will also show independence, responsibility and ambition. Camp enables you to become a role model, a leader and a team player - perhaps without you even noticing!
Full details about the programme are available on https://www.campamerica.co.uk/
Full terms and conditions for Camp America must be viewed online at: https://www.campamerica.co.uk/help/terms-and-conditions
To view a wide range of FAQs visit: https://www.campamerica.co.uk/help/faqs
Estimated total cost of participation*:
£950 (consisting of £629 programme cost and approximately £321 additional costs, such as DBS and visas)
Funding available to eligible students:
A total of 15 bursaries are available for this programme. Apply as soon as possible to secure funding as all funding is limited!
You will be responsible for making programme payments directly to Camp America. You will receive your funding at the start of your placement - please factor this into your budgeting! Please do not make any financial commitments to your chosen programme until you have been through the travel approval process and received confirmation of travel approval from Swansea University.
To receive funding, you will be required to complete and return the necessary documentation and fulfil the requirements of the funding you are awarded.
All programmes are offered subject to full travel approval. Students will be required to complete the university’s international travel approval process in order to participate in summer programmes and receive any associated funding. Swansea University’s travel cover is in place for students whose travel plans have been approved by the university. However, Swansea University’s travel cover does not cover any disruption arising out of Covid-19. Students are therefore responsible for any potential financial loss resulting from disruption caused by Covid-19. For full details of the University’s travel cover, please visit https://myuni.swansea.ac.uk/finance/insurance-information/travel-cover/.
*estimated costs are based on 2022 data and are subject to change and increases. To confirm programme costs for 2023, please contact the summer programme provider directly.
You will require full travel approval from Swansea University in order to participate. Therefore, please do not make any financial commitments to your chosen programme until you have been through the travel approval process and received confirmation of travel approval from Swansea University.
1. Apply for funding:
2. Apply to the programme: