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    Hey! I've just been reading through this forum and I went with BUNAC through my camp america scheme. They are still open too! they have all sorts on their website www.bunac.org/SCUSASheffieldH... I called them when i did it though just to check what was still available if your worried about where you may be.
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    (Original post by Bek123)
    I have applied through Camp Leaders & they have been brilliant..

    I done my application mid November, had my phone interview the day after completing it, and then had my face to face interview just over a week later (& was given £50 discount for having my interview before January). I was then at the 'placeable' stage about 2 weeks later after sending my references etc, which gained me another £50 discount for having my application at placeable within 15 days.

    Just 10 days after being 'Placeable' I was PLACED at a camp in New York!!!
    What camp is New York?
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    I applied with Camp Leaders as well.. Found them great and really helpful

    Was made placeable a week ago and got placed on Thursday just gone with Fresh Air Fund in New York

    Anyone else going there too?
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    I actually applied directly to the camps and am not using the agency, the camp provided me with j1 sponsor through IENA and i'm actually getting paid more because i've gone directly, as the camp aren't paying a fee to the agency.

    It also means i can choose flight locations that are more suitable than having to go from london to new york
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    Applied at Camp Leaders, got my face to face interview coming up! Although I do not specialise in one particular activity I have experience in many. Only thing I really specialise in is DJIng! Only annoying thing about it all is paying all that money before you get a place! Fingers crossed though
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    Good luck You'll be fine regarding placement I didn't pay all of the money until I got placed... I think I paid the 59 and the first installment Anyway let us know how you get on And if you don't get placed, fingers crossed you do, you'll get all the money back besides the 59
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    Left it a little bit late but still hopeful, really like a break away! I'm going for the special needs camp. I've worked with people with learning disabilities for 2 years, plenty of experience, qualifications and training! Hopefully that makes me more appealing!
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    I got placed last week - so chuffed! So now it's time for the serious planning! I definitely want to stay in the USA for the whole of the 30 day grace period, so I guess I'll need to save up and bring some extra money to supplement my wages from summer camp. I'm hoping at least £500 would be enough, but I'll save up as much as I can. There are a few cities in particular that I'd really like to visit, and a travel agent suggested a few tours to me, but they seemed quite expensive so I'm thinking about just going it alone, booking all my own travel and hostels around the country whenever I want and just going with the flow. What are other people up to?
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    Well done! I have my face to face interview Friday! Asfor travelling I intend to stay for the full duration, planning on savingaround £500 for it and just stay in hostels etc, I hope to get placed somewherethat I can just relax for a month and enjoy the sun! Not majorly bothered aboutseeing the sights! Been to New York and saw what that has to offer already!

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    (Original post by w666)
    Well done! I have my face to face interview Friday! Asfor travelling I intend to stay for the full duration, planning on savingaround £500 for it and just stay in hostels etc, I hope to get placed somewherethat I can just relax for a month and enjoy the sun! Not majorly bothered aboutseeing the sights! Been to New York and saw what that has to offer already!
    Theres a tad more to the US than just NYC, like the other 19355 or so cities.
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    (Original post by CherryCherryBoomBoom)
    I got placed last week - so chuffed! So now it's time for the serious planning! I definitely want to stay in the USA for the whole of the 30 day grace period, so I guess I'll need to save up and bring some extra money to supplement my wages from summer camp. I'm hoping at least £500 would be enough, but I'll save up as much as I can. There are a few cities in particular that I'd really like to visit, and a travel agent suggested a few tours to me, but they seemed quite expensive so I'm thinking about just going it alone, booking all my own travel and hostels around the country whenever I want and just going with the flow. What are other people up to?
    You'll probably find people at camp who are in a similar situation to you and you may end up travelling with them! They had a blast on their travels (Boston, DC, LA, Las Vegas, San Fran, North and South Carolina and NYC!)
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    Out of interest, anyone placed at Long Point Camp this summer? I'll see you there!
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    (Original post by rossmcg115)
    You'll probably find people at camp who are in a similar situation to you and you may end up travelling with them! They had a blast on their travels (Boston, DC, LA, Las Vegas, San Fran, North and South Carolina and NYC!)
    Ah yeah, I'm definitely open to possibly going travelling with camp colleagues, which seems another reason not to get stuck on a tour. Plus, I can always meet people in hostels as well anyway :yep:. The cities I particularly want to visit are Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and New York, and if I have enough time and money, then maybe Texas and some other places

    (Original post by w666)
    Well done! I have my face to face interview Friday! Asfor travelling I intend to stay for the full duration, planning on savingaround £500 for it and just stay in hostels etc, I hope to get placed somewherethat I can just relax for a month and enjoy the sun! Not majorly bothered aboutseeing the sights! Been to New York and saw what that has to offer already!
    I'm glad someone else said £500 as well, as I was wondering whether it was a good enough amount. Though, you are staying in one place, whereas I plan to move around a bit so I'll have to be mindful of that. I'm also making another £500 from working on the camp, so that should be at least £1000 altogether for that one month's travelling. In fact, it's possible I could hopefully even manage to save well over £500 between now and when I leave my current job by June, so not bad
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    (Original post by CherryCherryBoomBoom)
    Ah yeah, I'm definitely open to possibly going travelling with camp colleagues, which seems another reason not to get stuck on a tour. Plus, I can always meet people in hostels as well anyway :yep:. The cities I particularly want to visit are Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and New York, and if I have enough time and money, then maybe Texas and some other places



    I'm glad someone else said £500 as well, as I was wondering whether it was a good enough amount. Cos remember, I'm also making another £500 from working on the camp, so that should be at least £1000 altogether for that one month's travelling. In fact, it's possible I could even manage to save well over £500 between now and when I leave my current job by June, so not bad
    I think I only brought $600 in my first year and barely spent any of it during camp, so I was able to save it all for travels and then I didn't have to spend any of my wages! Just saved them all for second year!!
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    (Original post by rossmcg115)
    I think I only brought $600 in my first year and barely spent any of it during camp, so I was able to save it all for travels and then I didn't have to spend any of my wages! Just saved them all for second year!!
    Hi, I just edited my previous post, as I had some second thoughts about whether the money I was suggesting was enough or not. But now that you've just said what you said, that's quite reassuring! Thanks . Were Boston, DC and all that the cities you visited?

    I'm not too sure how to budget for this trip, as last time I went long term travelling was in Australia, which I hear is very expensive compared to the USA. I think I spent about £2000 in my first month in Australia, so hopefully I'll need a bit less than that for the USA!
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    (Original post by CherryCherryBoomBoom)
    Hi, I just edited my previous post, as I had some second thoughts about whether the money I was suggesting was enough or not. But now that you've just said what you said, that's quite reassuring! Thanks . Were Boston, DC and all that the cities you visited?

    I'm not too sure how to budget for this trip, as last time I went long term travelling was in Australia, which I hear is very expensive compared to the USA. I think I spent about £2000 in my first month in Australia, so hopefully I'll need a bit less than that for the USA!
    I couldn't go on all the crazy travelling with my friends - that was my second year and I didn't have enough money for that, but they did spend loads of money!! They stayed in the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas!
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    (Original post by rossmcg115)
    I couldn't go on all the crazy travelling with my friends - that was my second year and I didn't have enough money for that, but they did spend loads of money!! They stayed in the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas!
    Oh ok. What did you do after camp in your first year then? And how much money did you have for your second year?
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    (Original post by CherryCherryBoomBoom)
    Oh ok. What did you do after camp in your first year then? And how much money did you have for your second year?
    Chilled in New York City for about a week! Great craic! I brought my wages from first year with me ($600) and then I brought about $200 with me just in case I've spent the past two summers at Long Point Camp in upstate NY. Can't wait to get back!
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    (Original post by CherryCherryBoomBoom)
    Ah yeah, I'm definitely open to possibly going travelling with camp colleagues, which seems another reason not to get stuck on a tour. Plus, I can always meet people in hostels as well anyway :yep:. The cities I particularly want to visit are Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and New York, and if I have enough time and money, then maybe Texas and some other places

    I'm glad someone else said £500 as well, as I was wondering whether it was a good enough amount. Though, you are staying in one place, whereas I plan to move around a bit so I'll have to be mindful of that. I'm also making another £500 from working on the camp, so that should be at least £1000 altogether for that one month's travelling. In fact, it's possible I could hopefully even manage to save well over £500 between now and when I leave my current job by June, so not bad
    Just to update this post, I actually got my camp wages wrong for some reason; my Americamp account says that I'll earn a total of $1,645 (£980) - even better! :teeth: And I'm still pretty confident in saving up £500 from my current job, if not more if I can. Definitely want to make sure I can have enough to do as much as I want on my fun American trip
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    (Original post by CherryCherryBoomBoom)
    Just to update this post, I actually got my camp wages wrong for some reason; my Americamp account says that I'll earn a total of $1,645 (£980) - even better! :teeth: And I'm still pretty confident in saving up £500 from my current job, if not more if I can. Definitely want to make sure I can have enough to do as much as I want on my fun American trip
    What camp is this?

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