CAMP COUNSELORS & SUPPORT STAFF
The Best Summer Of Your Life! CCUSA is an official J1 Counselor and Summer Work Travel Visa Sponsor who organize work placements at summer camps in America. We pride ourselves on our personalized customer service, affordable program with stacks of inclusions, local office and Area Representatives across Hungary and an unmatched reputation with our participants and our summer camps. You will receive individual attention and service from professional and experienced staff who have all worked at summer camps in the USA. These things make CCUSA the most popular way to organize your camp adventure. Since 1990 thousands of Hungarians have trusted CCUSA with their summer camp experience. Are you ready to join them?
What do I get with the program? It’s not as simple as it may seem to get organized to work overseas (especially in the USA). As a US Government appointed J1 visa sponsor, CCUSA offer everything needed to make the experience a success for you. PLACEMENT RECORD LOW PROGRAM FEE J1 VISA
100% placement for 17 years for accepted participants. From just €275. CCUSA is an official US designated J1 Visa Sponsor and issues the US Government document that you need to get your visa to work as a Camp Counselor or Support Staff. You will only work with CCUSA in Hungary and USA, not a third party (like the other US camp organizations in Hungary). The visa is for work at camp plus up to 30 days to travel and sightsee around the USA. MINIMUM COUNSELOR PAY** Working 9 weeks you earn between: • US$1335 - US$1795 (Your Own Flight Option) • US$750 - US$1150 (CCUSA Paid Flight Option) • PLUS you earn US$39 for each day you work over 9 weeks (so if you work 10 weeks & earn US$273 more!) MINIMUM SUPPORT STAFF PAY** Working 9 weeks you earn: • US$1800 (Your Own Flight Option) • US$1250 (CCUSA Paid Flight Option) • PLUS you earn US$49 for each day you work over 9 weeks (so work 10 weeks & earn US$343 more!) FLIGHTS TO THE USA CCUSA Paid Flight Option or Your Own Flight Option. FREE FOOD/ACCOMMODATION While at camp! Save your pay for after camp travel! CAMP JOB FAIRS For over 21 years CCUSA has been bringing up to 20 American Camp Directors to Hungary. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet your potential boss face to face and get hired on the spot! INSURANCE Up to 4 months International Work & Travel insurance is included with the program at no additional cost. GUARANTEED PLACEMENT For your peace of mind CCUSA offer a guaranteed placement option for people we accept with specific specialty skills or training and experience. Visit www.ccusa.hu for details. TYPES OF CAMPS CCUSA work with over 1000 US camps meaning we have more jobs available giving you the best chance to be placed! CCUSA personally and carefully assess your skills, personality and the camp types you wish to work at – from there we find you the perfect support staff or camp counselor placement. BUDAPEST OFFICE Our full-time Staff in Budapest and local Hungarian University Representatives – who all have prior camp experience. FREE TRAVEL TO CAMP From your camp’s designated USA arrival point. 24 HOUR ASSISTANCE While in the USA we provide you access to a 24-hour toll free emergency assistance hotline. SEVIS FEE PAID Your US Government SEVIS tracking fee (US$35) is included with the program (this is not the case with all US camp programs!) ORIENTATION CCUSA prepares you for camp and your travels before you leave at this fun and informative meeting. It’s a fantastic opportunity to meet all the other like-minded Hungarians heading to camp. * correct as of June 1, 2018 ** see table on back page or call CCUSA for a full explanation of program benefits and earning comparisons.
What experience do I need to be a Camp Counselor? This program option is for students and non-students, but most importantly you need to have a strong level of English speaking and comprehension, an interest in working with children and previous experience working with children (formal or informal). Additionally, CCUSA look for enthusiastic people who have skills they can teach or assist teaching to American children. There are over 200 activities that might be offered at camps across the following activity areas: • Arts & Crafts • Athletics/Sports • Circus • Digital Media • Extreme Sports • Fitness • Gymnastics • Horse Riding/Farm Animals • Outdoor Adventure • Performing Arts • Ropes/Climbing • Target Sports • Water Sports • Certification or degree that relates to children. To find a full list of skills that we recruit for visit our website https://www.ccusa.hu/ PROGRAMJAINK/CampCounselors-USA for details.
What experience do I need to be Support Staff?
Types of Camps You are placed at a camp based on your own camp type preferences (you need to choose at least 4 types for Camp Counselor and 5 types for Support Staff from the list below), the skills that you offer, dates you are available to work and your experience with children. Camps start between mid May and mid June and run until mid to late August. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
Traditional Camps Specialist Camps Girl Scout Camps (No previous scouting experience is needed) Underprivileged Camps Religious Camps Special Needs Camps Camps for people with Special Requirements Day Camps
Detailed descriptions and videos of the camp types are on our website.
This program option is for full-time students only. You need to have an interest in working in an environment surrounded by children. You need to have personal or job related experience in one or many of the jobs available for Support Staff at camp. Most importantly camps are looking for a cheerful and hardworking attitude as you play a very important role in the smooth and efficient operation of the camp. Jobs for Support Staff: •
Maintenance: Grounds Work, Repairs, Handyman, Mowing, Painting, Stable Work Kitchen: Chef/Assistant Chef, Dishwashing, Food Service, Kitchen Assistant, Food Prep, Waiter, Waitress. Cleaning: Housekeeping, Janitor, Laundry, Rubbish Removal.
Camp Job Fair Each year CCUSA host up to 20 Camp Directors in Hungary for the sole purpose of meeting and hiring Hungarian Support Staff and Camp Counselors. Apply well in advance to get your “VIP Access Pass” to the Camp Director hiring session before the general public on the day. Camp profiles and jobs will be posted on our Website well in advance so you can check out the great camps and jobs on offer.
Budapest Tuesday February 12th 2019
Payable to CCUSA
To apply you will need to submit the following (full details online): • Completed online application form • Smiling profile photo Once you have completed these 2 items CCUSA will contact you to do a “Welcome to CCUSA Call”, confirm your eligibility for the program and help you choose Support Staff or Counselor.
(Refunded if you are not accepted to the program.) • Apply, pay and be accepted by December 1st 2018: €275 (Your Own Flight) or €425 (CCUSA Paid Flight) • Apply, pay and be accepted by January 15th 2019: €300 (Your Own Flight) or €450 (CCUSA Paid Flight) • Apply, pay and be accepted by March 15th 2019: €350 (Your Own Flight) or €500 (CCUSA Paid Flight) • Apply, pay and be accepted after March 15th 2019: you will pay a €50 late Application fee. Other Costs • J1 visa processing • Spending money for after camp • Your Own Flight if you choose this option
What happens next? 1. Pay the application fee (fully refunded if you are not accepted to the program) 2. Complete the next section of the application where you choose your program option. 3. Attend your CCUSA program interview. 4. Complete and upload the supporting documents including 2 references, program agreement, proof of student status (if applying as Support Staff) & camp introduction video. Once these forms have been received your application will be sent to the USA for final acceptance. If you have any questions regarding the application process or the program at any time, please just contact us – we are here to help you and make your application the best it can be!
Other CCUSA Programs Available to You Work Experience USA, Intern USA, Practical Training USA, Camp California in Croatia, Camp Counselors Russia & Camper International
What You Earn & Flight Options 1. The CCUSA Paid Flight Option is where CCUSA arranges your return international flights & travel to camp. 2. The Your Own Flight Option gives you the flexibility to find the cheapest flight yourself, pay less in fees & earn up to US$645 more. Most other companies don’t give you this choice.
Apply at www.ccusa.hu
Earn with CCUSA
Earn with Other Companies
US$1250 9 weeks*
US$1200 10 weeks
Up to US$1150
Up to US$900
CCUSA Support Staff* CCUSA Camp Counselor*
You find the cheapest flight
Up to US$1795
You find the cheapest flight
* based on a 9 week Camp Placement. After 9 weeks CCUSA Support Staff earn $49 per day and CCUSA Camp Counselors earn $39 per day. ** prices based on 10 June 2018.
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