Wild Packs specialise in finding summer camp jobs for hundreds of young people every year. We work with over 250 premium camps, based all over the USA from the east coast to the west, mid-west to the deep south! The year round team at Wild Packs HQ have worked on camp for years and many of us return each summer to embrace the mayhem of camp! We understand the power and magic of summer camp. If you are looking for an agency who will work with you on a personal level, cares about the welfare of you and the campers, offers a higher than average salary and is staffed by camp professionals then choose Wild Packs Summer Camps.
What makes your company different from similar gap year providers?
No registration fees and higher salaries (allowing applicants have some decent spending money for after camp, rather than an age based pocket money scheme you'll find elsewhere) make Wild Packs stand out from the crowd!
Most importantly Wild Packs allow you to have choice and input into what type of camp you’d feel most comfortable working at. We want to get to know you, so that we can find you a position at a camp that’s just right for you. In our books, happy counselors equal happy campers!
Never will you wake up and find you are randomly placed at a camp. You will check out their website, speak with the Wild Packs team about the camp and most importantly speak with the director, allowing you to gain valuable insight into the workings of the camp, their campers, their staff and their philosophy. We offer a completely personal and tailored service to all. We will support and guide you through the application process; all of our team work for various camps in the US over the summer, so we know our stuff!
How many people do you take on your gap years each year?
Wild Packs send over 1200 staff to work at camp in America every summer.
Why are you a good company to travel or work with?
Working in a summer camp in America opens many doors. Not only is it a fantastic thing to have on your CV (employers are always very interested in hearing stories from camp) but it's an amazing way to improve upon your skills and experience working with children. After 8 weeks at camp you'll be a pro! All of the camps we work with will put your through an extensive training program prior to the arrival of the campers. You may also have the opportunity to gain certifications, such as the Red Cross Lifeguard cert or a climbing qualification.
Camp is also a fantastic place for personal development. By the time camp has finished you'll be sure whether you want to work with children in the future, you'll have worked with a huge range of different personalities and seen some of the sights of the US along the way. When at camp you'll be able to take part in activities alongside the campers. One day you might find yourself riding a horse, the next waterskiing behind a boat!