CAMPAMENTO DE VERANO
CCUSA invita a los estudiantes de sicología de la USFQ a participar como "Counselor" o "personal de apoyo" en uno de sus campamentos de verano.
En el caso de que estés interesad@, se realizará una sesión informativa el día miércoles 9 de diciembre de 11:00 a 12:00 en D303.
THE BEST SUMMER OF YOUR LIFE
For over 25 years, CCUSA has been placing international participants at the finest summer camps in the USA. Known as the “Summer Camp Specialists,” we take great care in placing every participant at the right camp. Summer camp work is demanding, but the rewards are endless. If you are looking for the adventure of a lifetime, consider becoming a CCUSA Camp Counselor participant.
YOUR ROLE AT CAMP
- Whether you choose to be a counselor or support staff, you will be an ambassador for your country.
- Camp staff is role models to campers and peers 24 hours a day.
- Camp days are filled with activity, requiring commitment and lots of positive energy.
- Successful candidates are outgoing and eager to share themselves.
THE AMERICAN CAMP
Every camp in America is unique; they vary depending on location, environment, activities, facilities and campers. All the camps CCUSA works with are carefully examined and match our high standards, as well as those of the American Camp Association (ACA).
WHY THE CCUSA CAMP COUNSELOR PROGRAM?
- We have over 25 years working with the finest camps in the US
- Our commitment to place you at the right camp
- Safe, affordable program to immerse yourself in American culture
- Competitive pocket money, free meals and free accommodation
- Excellent experience for your resume and international friendships to last a lifetime.
ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THE PROGRAM?
- Enjoy working with and being around children.
- Are outgoing, cheerful, flexible, and reliable.
- Are prepared to work for at least nine weeks from May/June to August.
- Will be at least 18 years old by June 1st.
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
- Apply online through
- Broad network of quality camps
- J1 visa sponsorship directly from CCUSA
- Accommodation, Meals and Laundry
- Travel Insurance for the length of the program
- CCUSA Support throughout your program
- Access to CCUSA Footprints Online Personal Support site
- A completion certificate
TYPES OF CAMPS
Based on traditional camp values, campers stay overnight for one to eight weeks and participate in typical summer camp activities. Many are boys-only or girls-only camps with a brother/sister camp nearby or on the same lake. Traditional Independent/Private camps service campers from middle to high income families. Many campers return year after year. Traditional Agency camps strive to form a community of understanding and cooperation in a fun, healthy environment. Operated by the YMCA, YMHA, JCC, 4-H and other community organizations, campers of all social and economic backgrounds attend these camps.
Social, government and charitable agencies such as the Salvation Army, Department of Youth and Family Services and the Fresh Air Fund run these camps. Campers of many different ethnic, social and racial backgrounds attend these one to two week camps that emphasize recreational sports, games, pioneering and camping skills at little or no cost to the parents. Some campers may have had difficult life experiences and tend to be tough and streetwise. For many children this is their first rural experience.
GIRL SCOUTS CAMPS
These all-girl camps require staff to help lead and assist in a variety of camp activities. Many specialize in outdoor adventure, camping or pioneering and follow traditional philosophies of the Girl Scouts and Guides. Sessions last one or two weeks. Counselor and camper accommodation will either be platform tents, cabins or lodges.
Typically located in the suburbs and offering a variety of general camp activities, these camps usually operate Monday to Friday, 8 am to 6 pm. Camps can operate in multiple locations from a city park, beach, church hall or community center to being part of a residential camp. Although normally free on weekends and evenings, you may be required to run some overnight trips and weekend activities. Camps arrange housing and meals for international staff, often with host families.
These camps usually consist of one week sessions which emphasize a fun outdoor experience for children while promoting the values of the Christian or Jewish faiths at different levels. For people with a strong religious belief or those wishing to learn about or experience a religious lifestyle. You are often expected to lead devotions, Bible studies or Torah studies for campers, many of whom attend church or synagogues. Many traditional camp activities are offered.
Based on one or more of the main activity areas at camp: Sports, Water, Adventure, Arts, or Drama or designed for the entire family to experience camp together. These camps help teach, develop and expand the specific skill that campers may already have or wish to learn. Staff at these camps tend to specialize in a specific skill. Although these camps specialize, they still run on a traditional camp structure and philosophy. Many incorporate general activities during the day to help campers learn other skills. Some specialty camps include children and their parents. The staff live in separate lodging and lead activities for all during the day and evening.
CAMPS FOR CAMPERS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Operated by non-profit agencies or private organizations, children and/or adult campers who need extra attention because of physical and/or mental disabilities attend these camps. Established for either one particular or a range of different disabilities, Counselors help campers participate in a wide range of traditional camp activities as well as their daily living tasks (eating, dressing and showering). The activities taught at camp are adapted to the ability level of each individual camper. There is usually one Counselor to care for one to three campers. Sessions normally last six to nine days.
CAMPS FOR CAMPERS WITH SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS
These camps service campers with a specific medical condition or impairment. These include emotional disorders, learning disabilities (such as ADD and ADHD), diabetes and terminal illness, hearing/sight impairment and overweight conditions. Sessions normally last one to two weeks. Activities are similar to those at traditional camps but are adapted to the ability of the campers. Counselors work in small camper groups allowing special time and attention for each camper. Many campers will take medication and the camps usually have full-time nursing support.