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    Is it still to late to apply this year what are the actual age requirements and other specific requirements.
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    Yes, there is still plenty of time, you must be 18 years old without certain specific offences on your CRB check. You must also fall into the eligibility requirements for the J1 visa.
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    (Original post by sam.hunton)
    Yes, there is still plenty of time, you must be 18 years old without certain specific offences on your CRB check. You must also fall into the eligibility requirements for the J1 visa.
    Does it matter if you are not a student? Also how much would it cost in total and what does it actually involve day to day.cheers
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    Well, you cannot be service staff unless you are a student. For a first timer it would cost approx, £400-£600 altogether and day to day in involves as a general counselor looking after the children pretty much 24/7 and taking them everywhere they need to be. As a specialist most of your day will be teaching your particular speciality. You will spend the rest of your time with your bunk.
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    Yeah it's where my step sister went and when i went to the orientation for it they asked if i wanted to go but i wasn't old enough at the time. But now i am.
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    (Original post by sam.hunton)
    Well, you cannot be service staff unless you are a student. For a first timer it would cost approx, £400-£600 altogether and day to day in involves as a general counselor looking after the children pretty much 24/7 and taking them everywhere they need to be. As a specialist most of your day will be teaching your particular speciality. You will spend the rest of your time with your bunk.

    What do you mean 'service staff'.
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    (Original post by Guy Secretan)
    What do you mean 'service staff'.
    Kitchen assistants, maintenance people, cooks etc
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    (Original post by x.Crystal.x)
    Kitchen assistants, maintenance people, cooks etc

    Well why do you have to be a student to do that?
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    (Original post by Guy Secretan)
    Well why do you have to be a student to do that?
    If you want to go to a camp in America you have to be , I don't know why probably due to the strict J1 visa requirements. If you want to go to a camp in Canada you do not have to be a student.
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    (Original post by questionmark)
    If you want to go to a camp in America you have to be , I don't know why probably due to the strict J1 visa requirements. If you want to go to a camp in Canada you do not have to be a student.

    Wait a minute he said only to be a service staff. What so you can't do camp america if you aren't a student?
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    No, you do not have to be a student to be a counselor. Questionmarks comment was incorrect.
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    (Original post by Guy Secretan)
    Wait a minute he said only to be a service staff. What so you can't do camp america if you aren't a student?
    You do not have to be a student to do camp america!

    I did it and am not a student. Also a lot of other people working at my camp were not students.
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    (Original post by sam.hunton)
    No, you do not have to be a student to be a counselor. Questionmarks comment was incorrect.

    No it wasn't. I said if you want to be a support staff at a Camp in America you have to be a student which is correct. I didn't say anything about being a counsellor.
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    (Original post by Guy Secretan)
    Wait a minute he said only to be a service staff. What so you can't do camp america if you aren't a student?

    I am only talking about service staff. You can do Camp America as a counsellor if you are not a student.
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    No, you said:

    Originally Posted by questionmark
    If you want to go to a camp in America you have to be , I don't know why probably due to the strict J1 visa requirements. If you want to go to a camp in Canada you do not have to be a student.
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    (Original post by sam.hunton)
    No, you said:

    Originally Posted by questionmark
    If you want to go to a camp in America you have to be , I don't know why probably due to the strict J1 visa requirements. If you want to go to a camp in Canada you do not have to be a student.

    Yes, in reply to his one question about: 'service staff: Kitchen assistants, maintenance people, cooks etc' at a camp. No mention of being a counsellor.
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    Anyway why do you hacve to be a student to do those things? Also what do you do on the weekends and what does being a counsellor involve. Listening to american kids talk about being abused or whaat? I am currently filling out the application online.
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    Everyone who has had your interview for Summer 2010, how are your interviews going,
    Is it anything to be worried about??
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    (Original post by Guy Secretan)
    Anyway why do you hacve to be a student to do those things? Also what do you do on the weekends and what does being a counsellor involve. Listening to american kids talk about being abused or whaat? I am currently filling out the application online.
    Disconnect yourself from the meaning of the word counsellor as you'd normally see it. This is not "counselling".

    Being a Summer Camp Counsellor, means being their leader for however long they're at camp for, you have to keep them on the straight n narrow, within the camp rules and make sure they have lots of fun; and if they're not enjoying themselves, find out why. (There is a need to have a bit of compassion).

    Weekend: Depends on the type of camp, if it's an 8-week single session residential, then the kids will be there solid. There's no such thing as a weekend; just your days off; whenever they are rostered for.

    As for needing to be a student to do the 'Support Staff' roles, those are just the rules of the US Visa system for cultural exchanges.
    Support Staff includes Maintainance (Handywork), Kitchen Staff, and other functions such as Office Administrators.

    I went as the latter, and gained loads of useful skills, as well as having a blast of a time on camp.
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    (Original post by Expression)
    Disconnect yourself from the meaning of the word counsellor as you'd normally see it. This is not "counselling".

    Being a Summer Camp Counsellor, means being their leader for however long they're at camp for, you have to keep them on the straight n narrow, within the camp rules and make sure they have lots of fun; and if they're not enjoying themselves, find out why. (There is a need to have a bit of compassion).

    Weekend: Depends on the type of camp, if it's an 8-week single session residential, then the kids will be there solid. There's no such thing as a weekend; just your days off; whenever they are rostered for.

    As for needing to be a student to do the 'Support Staff' roles, those are just the rules of the US Visa system for cultural exchanges.
    Support Staff includes Maintainance (Handywork), Kitchen Staff, and other functions such as Office Administrators.

    I went as the latter, and gained loads of useful skills, as well as having a blast of a time on camp.

    cheers good explanation
 
 
 
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