What Camp Placement Participants Receive


Camp Placement Program Participants

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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.

InterExchange Camp USA Provides the Following to Accepted Participants:

  • 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.

The Camp Is Responsible for Providing:

  • 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.
  • 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 Option

Self-Travel participants arrange their own flights and will receive a higher stipend.

Continue to the next chapter, The Self-Placement Program, or return to the Table of Contents.