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2. Eligibility

What dates do I need to be available?

Camps start between early May and mid-June. Depending on your role, you will need to be available for 9-11 weeks after your start date. 

Is there an age limit for summer camp?

The only age requirement is that you must be 18 by June 1st.

Do I have to be a student to apply?

If you are applying for a support staff role, you have to be a student as per the visa regulations. If you are applying for the camp counsellor role, you do not need to be a student.

Do I need to have a police check to go to summer camp?

Yes, everyone needs an enhanced valid police check. The police check must be in date from the 1st September of the year you are applying. 

Do I need to have experience working with children?

As long as your willing to work with children, you can apply for summer camp. Any previous experience is a bonus, no matter how small. 

Why do I need references to go to summer camp?

To work at summer camp you need 3 professional references. The references are a Department of State requirement. Your 3 referees need to have known you for over 6 months, can’t be a relative and should be one of the following:

  • Employer/Supervisor
  • Teacher
  • Coach
  • Lecturer
  • Religious Leader

Can I apply if I don't live in the UK?

Yes. We have 15 offices around the world, so we'll likely be able to help you with your application. However, there can be limitations for residents of some countries based on US visa regulations. 

Do I need to be able to speak English?

Yes. It is a visa requirement to be able to speak a basic level of English.