Camp Placement Program Participants
All participants pay an enrollment fee to the International Cooperator, insurance fee and a SEVIS fee. Please note that the visa application fee that all participants pay directly to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate is in addition to the fees listed.
- An orientation and interview to help ensure a camp match that’s right for each participant.
- A camp placement offer, including stipend, room and board for the duration of the placement.
- Online orientation.
- Documents to obtain a J-1 Visa (DS-2019 Form).
- Accident & sickness insurance for the duration of their program dates that exceeds the U.S. Department of State requirements.
- InterExchange Camp USA Participant Handbook, Inside the USA Guide, Camp USA T-shirt, certificate of completion, Cultural Immersion Reference Letter, and 24-hour program support throughout the summer.
- A set stipend, according to age, covering the entire contracted time at camp (participants contracted for longer than 63 days receive an additional $30 USD per day worked). The work period begins the day of the contracted start date and includes any pre-camp staff training and orientation sessions. Support Staff must be paid minimum wage or at least $2700 USD (pre-tax).
- Workers' compensation insurance for any work related injuries.
- Room and board (including linens).
- Training for the specified position.
- Ensure the safety and well-being of the participants while on the program.
- Cultural exchange opportunities.
- Access to transportation for off-site activities and when medical attention is needed.
Self-Travel participants arrange their own flights and will receive a higher stipend.