Placement at camp can occur anytime between being accepted onto the program and the end of June. Once we have placed an applicant at camp we will arrange contact with the camp so that transportation arrangements can be made. We help all participants with this.
Camps will either pick their staff up at the airport or give us detailed instructions for domestic ground travel. Prior to departure, applicants should be aware of how they are getting to camp and should contact American Summers if they are unsure. We highly recommend all applicants have the contact details for their camp available, in the event they have questions once they arrive and require assistance. Do not expect a phone call or an e mail immediately after a staff member arrives at camp. Camps can be rural with limited phone and internet access.
All American Summers participants earn a salary while at camp. The minimum amount ($1,600) is determined by IENA, the visa sponsor. However, some camps may choose to pay more. This is paid by the camp directly, as participants are employed by the camp, not American Summers.
At the end of camp, participants have a period of time in which they are allowed to travel in the US as a tourist. Many participants use this time to visit friends or travel throughout America. It is the participant’s responsibility to plan their travel home.