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10 Reasons Why You Should Go To AmeriCamp

Are you considering AmeriCamp, but still have doubts? Check-out the points below, allay any fears and prepare for an awesome Summer in 2019: Form Close Friendships After spending 9 weeks or more with your fellow Campers, you form friendships that will most likely last you a lifetime. They are different to the friendships that you […]

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The best places to visit in Austin this Summer

Despite being in the South and predominantly Republican Texas, Austin has built up a reputation as one of America’s hippest cities, rivalling more glamorous locations such as Portland or New York. After Linklater’s cult classic ‘Dazed and Confused’ inspired countless ‘Urban Outfitters’ in 1993, thousands of hipsters have moved over to Austin for its wealth […]

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Day #34 of #80DaysUntilCamp: Olympia, Washington.

Day #34 of #80DaysUntilCamp! Today we are Olympia, Washington! Take a trip to the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, situated in the heart of the Olympia Center, the WCPA focuses on unique performances and cultural experiences! Visit the Olympic Flight Museum, with over 20 vintage planes and WWII aircrafts that flew in Vietnam and […]

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Day #35 of #80DaysUntilCamp: Concord, New Hampshire

Day #35 of #80DaysUntilCamp! Today we are in Concord, New Hampshire! One of the main attractions from Concord is the Red River Theater. A community funded theatre, it took seven years to create and shows only Art House movies and local films, a nice change in culture from mainstream movies! Have a sweet treat at […]

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Day #36 of #80DaysUntilCamp: Columbus, Ohio

Day #36 of #80DaysUntilCamp! Today we are in Columbus, Ohio! Home of the Buckeyes! The home of Ohio Stadium (pictured), also known as the Horseshoe, this stadium is the third largest in America! With ‘THE’ Ohio State University Buckeyes playing there, this is definitely worth a visit! Even famous bands such as Metallica and the […]

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Day #37 of #80DaysUntilCamp: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Day #37 of #80DaysUntilCamp! Today we are taking a trip to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma! One of two state capitols with the State in the name, do you know the other one? The Oklahoma City National Memorial commemorates the lives lost to the Oklahoma City bombing on April 16th, 1995. A solemn landmark, it is worth […]

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#38 Days Until Camp: Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

Day #38 of #80DaysUntilCamp! Today we are visiting Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota! Why not have an evening campfire learning about the parks intense history, astronomy and more! The Fort Buford State Historic site is a military post where the infamous Sitting Bull surrendered in 1881, with the rich history this National Park is […]

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#39 Days Until Camp: Raleigh, North Carolina

Day #39 of #80DaysUntilCamp! Today we are in Raleigh, North Carolina! Known as the City of Oaks, this is the Capital of North Carolina and one of the US cities arranged in a grid making it a easy city to get acquainted to! Read on to find out more! If you’re looking to save money, […]

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#40 Days Until Camp: Charleston, West Virginia

It’s only #40 Days until the camp season starts!! We are halfway through our countdown and are now in Charleston, the State Capitol of West Virginia!! The State Museum should be your first port of call! Covering the history of the mountain state from the Native Indians through the civil war (Take a trip to […]

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#41 Days Until Camp: Princeton, New Jersey

Day #41 of #80DaysUntilCamp! We are in Princeton New Jersey! Home to the Beautiful Ivy League College Princeton! If you’re looking to learn a bit then Princeton is the perfect place to polish up perfect performances! Take a tour of the college with the Princeton Tour Company, find out why JFK left, where Einstein stayed […]

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#42 Days Until Camp: Jacksonville, Florida

Only #42 Days until Camp! Today we are at Jacksonville in the North of Florida. Home to beaches, golf courses and…Jaguars? So you’ve made it to Florida! Remember to slap sunscreen on and whip out the shades, because you’re in the fifth biggest city in the US! Where to start? The Florida Theatre, is on […]

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#43 Days Until Camp: Boston, Massachusetts

Day #43 of #80DaysUntilCamp! Today we are in Boston, Massachusetts! Home to America’s most classic ballpark!! Fenway Park is Major League Baseball (MLB)’s oldest park and home to the Boston Red Sox! You can get a behind the scenes guided tour of the stadium, press room, clubhouse and seats above the ‘Green Monster’! If you’re […]

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#44 Days Until Camp: San Jose, California

Day #44 of #80DaysUntilCamp! Today we are in San Jose, California! Kick back, relax and read up on some of the awesome stuff there is to do in SJ!      Pictured above is the Winchester Mystery House, built by the widow of a famous gun magnate, it was never truly finished, and never had a […]

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#45 Days Until Camp: Boulder, Colorado

It’s Day #45 of #80DaysUntilCamp!Today we are in Boulder, Colorado! With a swinging, modern vibe at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a funky place to add to your list of places to go!         With mainstream brands to unique boutiques, cafes, live music and street art, The Pearl Street […]

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#46 Days Until Camp: Franklin, Tennessee

Day #46 of #80DaysUntilCamp! Today we are in Franklin, Tennessee! Only 21 miles out of Nashville, Franklin is known for its music, festivals and historical significance in America!  For live music, theatre and movies the Franklin Theatre opened in 1937, refurbished recently, the Franklin Theatre is a cultural icon you must visit if you’re looking […]

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#48 Days Until Camp: Taos, New Mexico

Day #48 of #80DaysUntilCamp! We are in Taos, New Mexico! With amazing food and rich historical background this is perfect for the intrepid traveller looking to get off the beaten path! FOOD: From food trucks, Mexican, Native American, Cafes, local and organic and beer, wine, cocktail bars Toas is a dream! Voted best Mexican food in […]

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#47 Days Until Camp: New Orleans, Louisiana

Hi AmeriCampers! We are moving our #80DaysUntilCamp onto this blog! So you can see all the travel ideas we give you as we count down to the Camp Season! We’ll be retroactively adding the previous dates but we will kick off with Day #47! New Orleans!   We are in New Orleans, Louisiana! The Birthplace […]

This Super Bowl Sunday, Never Underestimate the Bite of An Underdog…

As Super Bowl 52 meanders towards Minneapolis, proverbial underdog has been let off the figurative leash; with the Philadelphia Eagles’ wings predicted to crumple under the pre-match might of the widely fancied New England Patriots, time will tell as to whether the ill-fancied Eagles can overcome the burden of the underdog tag and soar towards […]

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Our Top 10 American Christmas Facts!

AmeriCamp’s famous T-shirt maybe red, but America has a lot to answer for when it comes to changing the history of Xmas and the famous St Nick. Festive habits of yesteryear have gradually been confined to the history books, with Christmas deviating from familiar traditions; as the festive glow of Christmas trees begin to illuminate […]

American Summer Camps

American Summer Camps continue to swat heavyweight dates on the calendar, with kids counting down to their date with tradition. Since Camp life began in 1861, the popularity of American Summer Camps has flourished significantly with many youngsters embracing Camp traditions. By 1918, Camps in the USA had increased by 10,000 across America following the […]

AmeriCamp Costs

For many, the pursuit of the American dream is nothing short of a nightmare. Personal funds often fall short of the towering financial requirements requested from many mainstream travel companies. AmeriCamp costs allow applicants to realise their own dreams and secure a dream Summer whilst working at Camp! Lee McAteer, AmeriCamp CEO, found himself out […]

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Summer camp America events

As another calendar year draws to a close, future Camp workers are preparing for a bout of stateside shenanigans in 2018! Summer Camp America Events are due to take place, as prospective Campers look forward to a dream Summer of fun, sun and adventure! While, the prospect of Summer Camp may seem daunting, the experience allows […]

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AmeriCamp’s Five Fascinating New York Facts

New York City has emerged as one of the most exciting cities to visit in the world, not only the United States. If you want to Work In The USA, specifically New York you can experience the below with AmeriCamp. An urban metropolis comprising high-rise skyscrapers and endless iconic landmarks, The Big Apple continues to […]

Top 10 haunted places to visit in the USA

The final destination of the deceased continually sparks debate between supporters of the supernatural and those firmly pitching their tents on the grounds of Camp Skeptic. However, in 2013, a staggering 56.9 million US residents reported ghostly goings-on, scary specters and abnormal apparitions at numerous locations. With the shadow of the Halloween season descending on […]

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Deadliest animals in USA

Your summer at camp promises to be one of, if not the best experience of your life. With weeks of blazing sunshine, hours of enjoyable activities and foods that will tickle your taste buds, it’d be easy to neglect the dangers lingering within the confines of the American wilderness. Stay safe this summer whilst at […]

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50 facts about the Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is one of the most famous tourist attractions in New York, with approximately 4.44 million people visiting every year. There is so much more to the Green Goddess than you could ever imagine, so here at AmeriCamp we wanted to share 50 cool facts. Did you know It was given to […]

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Zoe’s Tips for Stage Two!

The Next Step Now that I had passed my interview the real work began. It was time to find my three references and create my video and what a nightmare these would turn out to be for me. Let’s talk about my references first shall we!? References The references had to be someone who had […]

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Happy Independence Day, America!

Today marks 241 years since the United States of America as we know them today were created. It was the day that the Declaration of Independence was signed into law on 4th July (or July 4 for Americans) in 1776. Since then, Americans celebrate their Independence Day every year. There’s nothing Americans love more than […]

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Top 6 Tips to Camp Fair Success

From my experience of the camp fairs, here are my top 6 tips to camp fair success: 1. Research the camps Research at least 3 places extensively. Show your interest in the camp you’re talking to by knowing about them and why you would be a good fit. Also suggest activities you can do if […]

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Day in the life of a Specialist

Hi! I’m Melissa, and I’ve just returned from the best Summer of my life, at Eden Village Camp in New York State, where I worked as a music specialist. When going through the AmeriCamp application, you’re prompted to choose between two main roles- either support staff, or a Camp counsellor. As the majority of applicants […]

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Outdoor adventure (OA) specialist

My first week at Outdoor Adventure….127 bug bites, a poison ivy outbreak and the removal of 4 snakes from our equipment shed. Was it really worth it? 110%. Just a few days in and we were already a strong team of eight. Spending 9am-8pm together consisted of permanent team work, never ending laughter, bickering and […]

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Five Reasons You Have to Work at a Special Needs Camp This Summer!

All across the USA there are loads of Summer Camps that work with adults and children with special needs. Working at a special needs Camp will be one of the best experiences of your life; they aren’t all that different from traditional Camps! Find the idea of special needs Camp a bit daunting? Here’s five […]

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Rachel’s Experience

An average day at Camp, by Rachel Mayes. 7.30am – Wake up and check in with my co-counsellors about the previous evening’s activities and make sure everything is A-OK with our awesome Campers! 7.45am – Get the speakers blaring, today’s wake up call is going to be my choice and I’ve decided that Under The […]

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