Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: What’s included for the qualifier and guest prices?

A: Included for the 2022 London Recruitment Event is: 3 nights in a centrally located 4-star hotel with single occupancy, travel insurance with extra covid trip interruption coverage, which covers quarantine time, and a booth at the event. We are not including flights this year for any of our attendees; you will have to book your own.

Q: How does my camp qualify to attend this 2022 event?

A: Because of space, and being very conscious health and safety wise, we have limited this event to be invite only based on camps who hired 30+ with us in 2019.

Q: What are your safety precautions regarding Covid-19?

A: The health and safety of all our attendees is our top priority. We will be following all local guidelines and are requiring all attendees to be fully vaccinated to attend the recruitment event, booths will be spaced out more than normal, and all attendees will be subject to any Camp America, and/or US/UK Government imposed testing requirements prior to the event. We also implemented the single-occupancy hotel standard for this year to avoid sharing rooms.

Q: May I extend my trip?

A: Yes, you can extend your hotel stay with us; it will be $225 extra per night for a single occupancy room, and $240 extra per night if two of you are sharing a room with a double bed.

Q: If I can’t attend, may I have a local representative hire in my place?

A: As long as your proxy is 100% entitled to make firm hiring decisions, we will allow them to attend the event in your place.

Q: Am I required to hire a certain number of staff at the recruitment event?

A: The opportunity to attend the Fairs is a component of our relationship in cultural exchange and we would never force a match. We expect that camps participate with the intention to hire a reasonable number of staff.

Q: Do I need to make firm commitments?

A: The intent of participation should be to extend firm offers for your camp positions. It is unacceptable practice to attend with the sole purpose of meeting applicants and asking them to contact you at a later date about job possibilities.

Q: Am I allowed to have experienced international staff assist me at the booth?

A: Because of strict Covid-19 precautions, we are limiting the number of people who would assist you at your booth. Please stay tuned for more information on what the final number will be, if any.

Q: How do I navigate compensation with the staff I hire?

A: Most applicants fall into our basic fee categories. There are separate categories for Special Needs, Campower, and Advanced Skills (VIP). Your booth materials will include all of our fee and pocket money information presented in a very clear manner. The placement form also makes it easy to confirm pocket money for applicants. There is material at your booth explaining the structure, and staff is always on hand to clarify questions that may arise.

Q: How long will it be before I can view the placements in my Camp America Online Account?

A: We typically have recruitment event placements appear in your online account within a couple of weeks. Your account representative can help you research an applicant’s status on request.

Q: What is the policy on withdrawing or rescinding job offers after the event?

A: Applicants go to great lengths to apply to our program and attend our recruitment events. In all fairness and in the spirit of cultural exchange we have a mutual obligation to honor the job offer at all costs. Rescinding offers due to factors unrelated to reasonable concern as to applicant suitability is unacceptable practice.

Q: How do I market my camp prior to the fair, and do you have any hints for my booth/how to effectively recruit?

A: Let’s start with your recruitment profile! Each camp will submit requested information for us to create a profile for your camp which gets put online for applicants! Prior to the fair, we’ll encourage participants to review these online profiles, and shortlist 5-10 camps that suit their date of availability, skills, and personality. Your recruitment profile should be an awesome snapshot of camp! Make sure to upload fun, happy photos of your campers and staff! If you have a great activity area, or aerial photos too, they are fantastic! On the day of the fair we will provide you with a sign to post staffing needs, a list of attending camps, tape, markers and name badge. It is important to update those needs as needed throughout the day. Typically camps dress their booths with a table runner/table cloth, photos or digital images, a map of the camp’s location, copies of brochures and perhaps some simple giveaways. Most camp representatives will wear camp polos or t-shirts at their booth. The most important thing to bring to your booth is a positive attitude, a bright disposition, and a sense of partnership in cultural exchange. Consider getting to know the camps at the Fair, and steer applicants to different booths if they aren’t a particular fit for you. When you are busy interviewing, pause now and then to make sure that those waiting to talk to you have the skills, ages, availability, and backgrounds you need. Remind those you decide not to hire that there are thousands of opportunities out there and to be persistent.

Q: What sort of support does Camp America provide and how do I know where to be and how to get there?

A: We are here to support you! We have our staff staying at the same hotel to be able to help you with any questions. We also have someone on-call 24/7 should you not be able to find someone in person right away. You receive an information package on arrival, which features important times, recruitment event schedule, and other helpful information for easy reference. We provide a personal host at the recruitment event who is specifically assigned to you and to provide assistance as necessary.

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