HOW MUCH DOES IT COST AND HOW MUCH DO YOU GET PAID?

THESE FEES ARE FOR PEOPLE APPLYING FOR CAMP FOR THE 1ST TIME. IF YOU ARE A RETURNER OR HAVE SECURED YOUR OWN PLACEMENT AT CAMP PLEASE SEE OUR SELF PLACED OPTIONS PAGE

    • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

      HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

      We want you to know up front what the cost will be of joining the Camp Programme for next summer.
      Some of the fees listed are for your placement and programme - others are for external costs (such as US Embassy interview fees, medical checks, Criminal records checks etc) that you need to consider when working it all out!

      Accomodation and Food are included!

      • INDIE TRAVELLER
      • £250
      • We place you at camp but you pay for and organise your own flights!
      • This option is popular for those planning on travelling independently - and you get paid more for your time at camp! See "WHAT'S INCLUDED"
      • APPLICATION FEE (Deposit)

        £50

        1st INSTALLMENT FEE (due on acceptance to the programme)

        £100

        FINAL INSTALLMENT(due after receiving confirmed placement)

        £100

        TOTAL

        £250

      • ALL IN
      • £479
      • We organise your placement, flights, everything!*
      • Here's the deal: We pay for your filghts (you pay less up front). Your flight supplement is paid to us by the camp. See below for details.
      • APPLICATION FEE (Deposit)

        £50

        1st INSTALLMENT FEE (due on acceptance to the programme)

        £100

        FINAL INSTALLMENT(due after receiving confirmed placement)

        £329

        TOTAL

        £479

      * You will still need to pay your Embassy fee however!
      Fees are based on flights from London departing in June returning September. Flights from different airports or outside these dates may be subject to additional fees

      • OTHER COSTS TO CONSIDER
      • APPLIES TO BOTH PROGRAMMES
      • All fees in UK Sterling unless stated otherwise
      • *Please note embassy and other fees may be subject to change
      • POLICE CHECK

        Up to £80

        US Embassy Fee

        Approx £100

        Medical Check

        Up to £75 - please check with your doctor

        CANCELLATION FEE

      You can see a comprehensive breakdown of the fees and associated costs by clicking the button below

    • HOW MUCH CAN YOU EARN?

      What do you earn at camp?


      INDIE PACKAGE

      19/20 years old
      21 years +

      $1500
      $1600


      ALL IN PACKAGE

      19/20 years old
      21 years +

      $900
      $1000


      Special Needs Counselors and Lifeguards

      $100 bonus

    • WHAT DO YOU GET?

      WHAT DO YOU GET FOR YOUR MONEY?

      Placement at a high-quality, accredited summer camp based on the needs of the camp and your unique skills and experience.
      You'll also get paid for your time at camp - this varies according to age, skills and which pack you've chosen!

      We've got you covered on the rest as well - see below!


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      Legal Sponsorship
      The Legal Sponsorship and documentation required to apply for the J1 visa (this is known as the DS-2019 Certificate of Eligibility)
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      Insurance
      Comprehensive medical and liability insurance for the duration of your time in the USA - for full details on this please see ciee.org/insurance
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      24/7 emergency support
      Our teams are available for you 24 hours a day if you have an emergency. You can call them toll free from any phone in the USA
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      Participant information and Extras
      Every participant gets a comprehensive handbook - as well as access to discounts and extras.
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      Orientation and US Meet&Greet
      As well as a pre-departure orientation here in the UK, our US Meet&Greet team will welcome you upon arrival in the USA. You'll have a night in our hostel - a great chance to meet other participants. You'll also attend an "in-country orientation" before your onward travel to your camp!
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      SEVIS Fees
      SEVIS stands for Student and Exchange Visitor Information System. It's included in your fees!
      Once your application has been approved, we send you a SEVIS receipt along with your other documentation - you then take this to the embassy interview with you!


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    ABOUT IST PLUS


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    We work with partners across the globe to provide the best service possible.


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