Eligibility


Find out if You can take part in Summer Camp

    Working on a summer camp is a job like no other!

    It's always preferable if you've got experience working with children - but this isn't a deal breaker!
    Once you've applied, we'll work with you to find the best match for your experience and background to do our best to get the right match for you!

    Before you apply please consider

    Do you like working with children and are you happy to do so for 9-10 weeks in the USA?
    Do you have experience coaching children in your chosen activity?
    Do you work well with other people?
    Are you friendly and caring?
    Are you willing to commit to camp for 10 weeks, from mid June till the end of August?
    Are you comfortable living in an outdoors and rural environment?

    It's important to note that if you've ever been arrested or convicted of a crime this will impact your eligibility to go on a Camp Programme with us. If this is the case place contact the team to discuss your options. See our page on Child Safety for an overview of our policy and guidelines.

    • WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE PROGRAMME

      University students, graduates, and non-students between the ages of 18 and 30 are eligible for the programme. All applicants must have experience working with kids, leadership experience, and/or skills and experience in a general range of activities offered at summer camps.

    • CAN I STILL APPLY IF I WON'T BE 18 ON JUNE 1st?

      Visa regulations state that participants must be 18 at the time they fly to the U.S. CIEE does not accept applications from people who are not 18 by June 1.

    • WHAT ARE THE PROGRAMME DATES

      You must be available for at least TEN weeks, The earlier you can start, the better the chances of getting hired. For the best chance of placement, applicants should be available between the dates of June 1 and August 25.

    • CAN I STILL APPLY IF I CAN'T COMMIT TO THE FULL 10 WEEKS?

      No, to be eligible for the programme, you must be able to commit to at least TEN weeks at camp.

    • WHAT SKILLS AND/ OR EXPERIENCE DO I NEED TO HAVE?

      You must have experience working with kids and/or hold skills relevant to the activities typically offered at U.S. summer camps. You could be a student, teacher, sports instructor, or youth worker. For a list of common activities offered at summer camps, please see ABOUT CAMP.

    • WHAT'S THE APPLICATION DEADLINE?

      The earlier you apply, the better your chances of being placed! Applications are accepted mid-August through to March 1. Get in early for the best jobs AND lower fees!

    • HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET A PLACEMENT?

      We strive to secure you a placement as soon as possible. However, it takes time (sometimes weeks, sometimes months) to find the right placement for you. The earlier you apply, the better your chance for an early placement. Additionally, the more flexible you are about the type of camps you’re willing to work at and your dates of availability, and the more extensive your skills and experience with kids, the better your chances for a quick placement. The Camp Programme begins placing participants in October for the following year.

    • WHEN DO I LEAVE FOR CAMP?

      Camps can start at any time between May 25 and June 25. Your departure for camp will depend on your travel availability and your camp contract dates.

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    ABOUT IST PLUS


    IST Plus was formed in 2003. Since then we have worked with thousands of students and young people from all over the world to help and guide them on their international journeys.
    We work with partners across the globe to provide the best service possible.

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