CAMP Leaders, a leading youth travel specialist, is inviting students and young people in the North-East to consider doing something very different this summer.

The company will be sending more than 6,000 young people to US summer camps this year and students from our region could be among them.

Christopher Coventry, of Camp Leaders said: “Whatever your interests, skills or experience there’s a summer camp job out there for you. Camp jobs include everything from sports coaches and lifeguards to kitchen staff and windsurfers.”

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Summer camp is a major American tradition. Beginning 125 years ago, the US is now home to over 10,000 summer camps each and every one unique. There are camps in every state in America and opportunities to work anywhere from the deep south to the far reaches of the Alaskan wilderness.

Mr Coventry added: “With 10m children going to summer camps each year the need for staff to run the camps is huge.

“Camp directors like to hire international staff to bring culture and diversity to their camps whilst providing a broad skillset for their camps. It’s a fantastic opportunity for outgoing, enthusiastic and passionate young people to see the world, earn some money, brush up their CVs and have fun” he added.

“A lot of our young people save up enough money during their placements to fund their travel afterwards.”

Prices start from £389 including return flights to America and travel to camp, J1 Visa paperwork and assistance, pocket money, accommodation and meals at camp, 24 hour support service and up to 90 days comprehensive medical insurance.

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