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Repeat Staff
Fees Pocket Money Total
Counselors OT $0 Negotiable
Counselors $995 Negotiable
Campower
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Counselors
Fees Pocket Money Total
18 year olds $1,859 $650 $2,509
19+ $2,179 $750 $2,929
21+ $2,179 $850 $3,029
18 Southern Hemisphere OT $1,359 $1,250 $2,609
19–20 Southern Hemisphere OT $1,679 $1,500 $3,179
21+ Southern Hemisphere OT $1,579 $1,675 $3,254
Experienced Counselor - all ages $1,250 $1,000 $2,250
Experienced Counselor - Southern Hemisphere OT $750 $1,725 $2,475
Advanced Skills
Fees Pocket Money Total
18 year olds $1,989 $750 $2,739
19+ $2,309 $850 $3,159
21+ $2,309 $950 $3,259
Special Needs
Fees Pocket Money Total
18 year olds $2,139 $750 $2,889
19-20 $2,299 $850 $3,149
21+ $2,299 $950 $3,249
18 Southern Hemisphere OT $1,769 $1,350 $3,119
19–20 Southern Hemisphere OT $1,769 $1,600 $3,369
21+ Southern Hemisphere OT $1,669 $1,775 $3,444
Campower Support Staff
Fees Pocket Money Total
All ages $2,149 $1,200 $3,349

Important Note for Support Staff: Pocket money guidelines apply to camps that are exempt from minimum wage requirements on federal, state and local levels. Camps that are not exempt are to provide additional compensation to participants in order to fulfill such requirements as specified in U.S. Department of State regulations governing the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program.


OT = Own Travel - Participant is responsible for booking own travel

“Experienced Counselor” refers to an applicant who has successfully completed at least one season at a different camp on a designated J-1 camp counselor program.


Notes on Fees

  • All staff selected are subject to a $35 SEVIS tracking fee.
  • Additional pocket money is payable according to the following schedule:
    • Resident camps: First year staff are to be paid $200 per week after the first nine weeks, including pre-camp.
    • Day camps (weekends off): First year staff are to be paid $200 per week after the first ten weeks, including pre-camp.
  • Camps agree to reimburse participants arriving on a Camp America flight for travel to camp expenses (including if applicable, $15 transportation fee from hotel to non-airport locations). Surcharges for alternate arrival gateways are listed in the 2019 one-way flight prices document.
  • There are no fuel surcharges in 2019, guaranteed.
  • Camp America imposes a cancellation penalty for participants “dropped” without a valid reason. The cancellation penalty for 2019 is $400 per participant.
  • Fifty percent of the total amount payable is due June 1, and the balance on August 1. Since we make substantial payments for transportation, recruitment and other costs in advance of staff arrival, we assess a finance charge of 1.5% per month for late payments after September 1.
  • Should Camp America encounter constraints with regard to allocation of U.S. State Department J-1 visa application Forms DS-2019, the program may accordingly set deadlines, quotas or other restrictions on applicant qualification for repeat counselor fee category.

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