Program Options

All InterExchange Camp USA candidates participate in one of three program options: Camp Placement, Self-Placement or Returning Placements. Camp Placement participants are screened and placed in a U.S. camp by InterExchange Camp USA. Self-Placement participants are first time international candidates who have secured a job offer by contacting a U.S. camp and making arrangements with the camp directly. Returning Placements are participants who have worked at a camp in a previous year and have secured a job offer. Regardless of the program option selected, all participants must submit the required paperwork in order to be considered for participation in our program.

Camp Placement Participants

While InterExchange makes placement arrangements for Camp Placement participants, they must submit the following documents to their ICs as part of the process:

  • Completed InterExchange Camp USA Camp Placement application
  • Personal Statement
  • Medical report
  • Two references
  • Police background check
  • Photocopy of valid passport
  • One headshot

Self-Placement and Returning Placement Participants

InterExchange Camp USA requires Self-Placement and Returning Placement participants to submit the following paperwork to their ICs (or directly to InterExchange if an InterExchange IC is not available in their home country):

  • Completed Camp USA Self-Placement application
  • Medical report
  • One reference (participants may submit a written performance evaluation from the previous summer)
  • Police background check
  • Photocopy of valid passport
  • Copy of the confirmed placement offer typed on camp letterhead and signed by the camp director, outlining the dates of employment, position and stipend.
  • Program, SEVIS and insurance fees.

Continue to the next chapter, The Selection Process, or return to the Table of Contents.

U.S. Department of State-Designated J-1 Visa Sponsor
Alliance for International Exchange
The International Coalition for Global Education and Exchange
European-American Chamber of Commerce New York
Global Ties U.S.
International Au Pair Association
WYSE Travel Confederation