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Costs & Wages

What will I earn during the summer? 

All counselors earn a minimum of $2000 USD Pre-tax. Some camps offer more than the minimum stipend. 

These stipends are all based on a nine-week (63-day) schedule. If the placement lasts longer, they’ll be paid an additional $35 for each additional day worked. And remember, the camp will also provide them with free housing and meals!

Federal, State and local taxes WILL be deducted from these stipends!! The camp may pay more than the minimum and will be specified in the job offer. Accident and sickness insurance for the entire duration of the program is provided. 


First Time Camp Counsellor: €379.00

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Programme Fee Includes:

  • J1 visa sponsorship and DS2019 Form 
  • SEVIS Fee 
  • Support and assistance throughout visa application process
  • 3 months travel insurance
  • Free room and board while working
  • 24 hour support and emergency assistance while in the U.S.
  • A job offer
  • 30 day travel period after camp
  • Access to cultural events and discounts
  • The experience of a lifetime!


  • U.S. Embassy Fee — The U.S. Embassy charges each participant a fee for processing the J-1 Visa. This fee varies country by country, and is approximately $185.
  • Medical Report — Participants must cover the cost of a valid medical report if required by the camp.
  • Background Check — Participants must cover the cost of a valid background check.
  • Airport pickup — Camp USA does not provide airport pickups. We will provide participants with detailed instructions on how to get to camp from the airport they’ve been instructed to arrive.
  • Domestic travel to camp — Participants are responsible for the cost of getting to camp. Some camps may choose to reimburse their counselors for this expense, but it is not required.
  • Return transportation — Regardless of camp location, all participants are responsible for travel costs after camp.
  • Flight / Flight changes — Tickets should be changeable and/or refundable, as you may need to pay extra fees if you want to change your return flights later.

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