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Camp Exchange USA

Live, Work and Play at American Camp This Summer

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Camp Counselor – More Than Just a Summer Job!

This summer, work as a camp counselor at an American summer camp! You will spend 8 to 10 weeks in the great outdoors, where you will gain new skills, learn to be a leader and experiential educator, and make friendships that will last a lifetime – all while doing what you love and sharing your passion with kids.

Program at a Glance

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Spend Your Summer Doing What You Love

Spend 8 to 10 weeks creating amazing summer experience for kids.

Enjoy and explore the great outdoors – lakes, forests, mountains, and other classic camp environments.

Earn spending money for your travel after camp in addition to room and board!

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Gain Work Experience in the U.S.

Learn how to be an educator, mentor, and leader to a group of kids. The skills you’ll develop at camp will be a great and unique way to boost your résumé.

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Travel the U.S. For 30 Days After Camp

After the camp experience, you get up to 30 days to travel the U.S. Take in the sights, sounds, and tastes that make America unique.

The Camp Experience

While camps are located in different environments and offer different activities, they all share one thing in common: an atmosphere of fun, friendship, and discovery. Being a camp counselor is also a unique cultural experience. As a camp counselor you will be part of an American tradition and with that a deep immersion into the American culture. You will learn about the American culture from your interactions at camp and have the opportunity to teach everyone you interact with about your culture. Don’t take our word for it. Watch the video below to see for yourself:

The CIEE Difference

Founded in 1947, CIEE is the country’s oldest and largest nonprofit study abroad and intercultural exchange organization. That makes us uniquely qualified to help students, graduates, and non-students alike gain the knowledge and skills necessary to become successful experiential educators through Camp Exchange USA.

As a nonprofit, we are motivated not by profit but by our mission: To help people gain the understanding, acquire knowledge, and develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world by bringing people together through the most meaningful exchange programs available.

What Participants Are Saying

  • "This summer I signed up for a job. What I got instead was a home and a brand new family of people from all over the world. I gained 10 children, all aged 8 and American, who I still think about and care for regardless of the fact that I know I won't see them till next summer. I gained so many beautiful amazing friendships. I learned that even though we weren't being paid much in money, camp was making me a wealthy woman in experiences. I fell in love with Maine and all it has to offer and I had the summer of a lifetime and I am so hopeful to do it all again next summer. I would only recommend camp to someone who can work tirelessly all the time and still feel appreciative to be in that situation!"

    Eilish from Ireland

  • "Taking part in this program you will get a great life changing experience. It may be challenging sometimes but at the same time unforgettable! I can say that I’ve grown as a person so much during that time. Thanks to this program, I’ve gotten new goals for my life, discovered new things about myself, met so many awesome people and visited so many amazing places!"

    Olena from Ukraine

  • "It is an amazing experience where you get to live as a local and enjoy the best of America in a camp, surrounded by the people who become your family."

    Luis Enrique from Mexico

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The Summer of a Lifetime Awaits

Welcome To Camp Exchange USA

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Connecting Global Leaders, Creating Lasting Impact

Led by the U.S. Department of State in partnership with organizations like CIEE, BridgeUSA brings together the next generation of current and emerging young leaders through unmatched cultural and professional exchange programs.
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