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The American Institute for Foreign Study (Australia) Pty Ltd opened its Australian office in 1999 and began offering its Camp America and Au Pair in America programs to young Australians. In 2005, AIFS commenced offering inbound programs and currently facilitates cultural exchange programs for more than 2,000 young people.

Good Mates.
Great Adventures.

The original American summer camp experience since 1969.
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Join 250,000 other counsellors who have used their skills to make a difference.

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Camp America provides the opportunity to work as a camp counsellor in the USA. It’s more than just a job. It is your opportunity to effect change.

Make a difference and join thousands of other people just like you, who have been part of the Camp America experience over the last 50 years.

A Summer Camp Perfect for You.

From day camps to specialty camps; general counsellors to advanced specialists, there is a camp that is just right for you!

Most people think rustic cabins but there are a range of different types of summer camps. Summer Camp life will be like nothing you’ve experienced before.

LIFE LONG Memories
LIFE LONG Memories
LIFE LONG Memories
LIFE LONG Memories
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LIFE LONG Memories
HOW IT WORKS

Saving up for your summer abroad? We are upfront and honest about our costs - no hidden fees or nasty surprises. Find out what you need to pay, what’s included and how much you'll need to budget for other, third party costs.

The earlier you start your application, the faster you can start planning your trip! With our easy, step-by-step process, it's simple to get started with your Camp America application.

Returning to camp? We can't wait to have you back! There are plenty of perks, including no new interviews, no camp fees, and extra pocket money. And, you can experience a new camp or return to your old stomping ground.

Get hired on the spot at our famous Job Fairs! These events are designed to help you learn more about camp roles, meet the camps and find the perfect camp for you.

Exploring America

Travel After Camp

Head off the beaten track and have an unforgettable adventure! Travel is a huge part of the Camp America program. From NY to LA, there are amazing options awaiting.

Events.

Meet the CA Team, listen to the stories of past camp counsellors and get the full rundown at our information sessions. Get your questions answered by people who have done the program. Not local? Join one of our Online Webinars.

Celebrating 50 Years of Summer Camp.