Summer Camp Gap Year

From AU$629
8 - 10 weeks
Paid work

What is a Summer Camp Gap Year?

Have you seen American movies or TV shows where all the kids go to camp for their summer holidays and do all kinds of activities with their camp counsellors? Well, if you want to work at a summer camp during your gap year, then this is the kind of place you’ll be staying at, and the kind of work you’ll be doing on this break, which usually runs from June to August.

You will have food and a place to stay, with other expenses taken care of, in return for having fun.

Important stuff


Each year, our AmeriCamp program commences early to mid June and concludes in mid August, however these dates may vary depending on the location and the position of your placement.


Typically, our AmeriCamp program is offered as an 8 to 10 week placement, depending on camp location and placement position. For those wanting to continue their USA adventure beyond camp life, why not take this opportunity to travel your way through the rest of the country?


In addition to accommodation and food, participants can expect to receive a minimum of USD$1550 for the duration of their placement. Please note that remuneration will depend greatly on participants’ age and qualifications.

What will I do with myself at summer camp?

Being a camp counsellor is the main kind of work, but being a camp counsellor doesn’t mean you’ll be in an office helping kids in therapy all day long. This kind of work means you’ll be leading lots of group activities at camp, and there’s a big variety of activities to do. You also might be involved at meal and bedtime routines, supervising camp members, or helping other counsellors. Playing games and sports, making crafty things, going on outings, looking after animals and rocking out at camp discos are all in a day’s work, if you can call it that.

Where can I do it?

Letz Live partners with hundreds of camps right across the USA, most of which are located throughout the country’s vast East coast. However, you could find yourself placed in anywhere in the US, so it is recommended that participants submit their application with an open mind and a sense of adventure! 

What will I experience at summer camp?

There will be no end of entertainment when you work with children and teenagers! You’ll feel like a big kid at heart yourself after a few days there. There’s a great feeling of accomplishment when you see everyone having a good time, and knowing that you’ve helped take care of these kids, when they’ve come to camp for all different kinds of reasons, some good and some not so good.

What will I actually get?

The USA AmeriCamp Program Fee includes:

  • Your placement as a staff member at a USA Summer Camp
  • Food and accommodation for the duration of your placement
  • In-country orientation course upon arrival into the USA including complimentary airport transfer
  • A dedicated 'Program Manager' who will be your key point of contact in the lead up to and throughout the full duration of your placement with Letz Live
  • Access to discounted travel insurance rates, a mandatory requirement for all placement
  • Local USA mobile phone SIM card
  • USA Lonely Planet Guide
  • Ongoing and unlimited support from our friendly team


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