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    I was thinking about doing the whole camp America thing in summer of next year but wanted to know how others got on with it first. It's ideal for me as I will be earning and doing the horse riding volunteer work, I also need to leave my horse alone for a few months in the field to finish off his training. So theoretically it should be perfect but am I better off just coming home rather than doing camp America?
    Have heard a lot of things about hidden costs etc and alternatives like private camps and 'Camp Leaders'



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    You won't really be earning at all, the amount you need to pay to Camp America all but cancels out your wages. You may be left with like $100, basically £50 so you barely break even! I had a bad experience with camp america which is why I don't recommend them.

    The hidden costs is true; the price they quote on their website could be pretty much doubled by the time you factor in your police check, medical check, visa, travel to an embassy to get the visa, flights... I've not really researched other companies however I have read in various places that camp leaders are much better, and one of my flatmates from last year also applied directly to a camp in Canada who sponsored her visa, rather than going through a company which saved her money.

    People who go to work at a camp should not be concerned about money, they should want the experience. Basically if you want to earn money stay home and work, or find a camp in the UK which would probably cost you less
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    That's what I thought, it would be a good experience but budget wise I can't afford to lose too much money! Still wanna do a camp though as it sounds like a great way to travel and do new things! Good on your CV too I hear


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