|Program Categories||Amount||When it’s due|
|Camp Placement||$150||When your application is accepted|
|Self Placement||$635||When your application is accepted|
|Returning Placement||$475||When your application is accepted|
There is no fee to start an application; once your application is accepted and your fees are paid, you’ll be ready to connect with potential camps.
The total cost above includes the program fee, $35 SEVIS fee and a $165 insurance fee. There are no additional fees paid to InterExchange. The Camp USA program includes accident and sickness insurance for the duration of your placement.
If you are applying through an InterExchange-approved cooperator, please note that the total cost may be different based on the services provided by the cooperator. For more information, please contact the cooperator directly for a description of their fees and services.
What You’ll Earn at Camp
Camp Placement Participants
|Age||Stipend (Self-purchased flight)||Stipend (Flight purchased by cooperator)|
|18 - 20||$1,600||$900|
|21 and over||$1,750||$1,050|
These stipends are all based on a nine-week (63-day) schedule. If your placement lasts longer, you’ll be paid an additional $30 for each additional day you work. And remember, your camp will also provide you with free housing and meals while you’re at camp!
Stipends are subject to local, state and federal tax laws + deductions. For more information on taxes please visit our frequently asked tax questions page.
Below are some additional fees you will encounter that are not paid to InterExchange, but are required to participate in the program.
- U.S Embassy Fee ($160USD)
- Medical Check
- Background Check
Program and SEVIS fees are non-refundable once you have accepted and signed your job offer. Any insurance fees paid are refundable before your program start date. If your visa is denied, you will receive a 50% refund of the program fee and a complete refund of the insurance fee.
Refund policies vary if you applied through one of our International Cooperators.
More questions? Check out our FAQs.