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RETURNING TO CAMP

The CCUSA returnee process has never been simpler!

  1. Contact your camp and let them know that you would like to return. You will need an email or letter of invitation from camp or a copy of your camp contract. If you do not have either of these documents, your camp can complete the Returnee Invitation.
  2. Complete the short CCUSA online returnee application. If you used CCUSA in the past, login to your Footprints account. Choose 'Camp Counselors USA'. Complete the questions, include that you have been to camp before and are going to 'Return to My Camp'. Then Click APPLY NOW and choose the button "PRE-Fill My Application".
  3. Sign and return a CCUSA Program Agreement.
  4. Pay your Returnee fee to CCUSA.

You can return to camp through CCUSA regardless of which company you have used in the past! (*Note- Restrictions apply)

Your Wages and Fees

As a Returnee you can expect the lowest program fees in the industry! Returnees through CCUSA are able to negotiate their summer wages with their camp.

Please note that there is NO fee to your camp. So you will be taking home 100% of the salary you negotiate with your camp! Remember that all Returnees must book and pay for their own international flights to camp, so make sure to negotiate a salary with your camp that will compensate for this.

Republic of Ireland - Returnee Program Fees

If this will be your 2nd summer at camp OR if this will be your 3rd (or more) summer at camp and you used CCUSA for your most recent j1 visa.
You Pay to CCUSA €350
Camp Pays $0
You Earn *Negotiate
You accept responsibility for negotiating your desired salary directly with your camp director!
All Returnee applications received after March 15th will be subject to a €50 late fee
If this will be your 3rd summer (or more) at camp and you did NOT use CCUSA for your most recent j1 visa.
You Pay to CCUSA €450
Camp Pays $0
You Earn *Negotiate
You accept responsibility for negotiating your desired salary directly with your camp director!
All Returnee applications received after March 15th will be subject to a €50 late fee

Northern Ireland - Returnee Program Fees

If this will be your 2nd summer at camp OR if this will be your 3rd (or more) summer at camp and you used CCUSA for your most recent j1 visa
You Pay to CCUSA £249
Camp Pays $0
You Earn *Negotiate
You accept responsibility for negotiating your desired salary directly with your camp director!
All Returnee applications received after March 15th will be subject to a £75 late fee
If this will be your 3rd summer (or more) at camp and you did NOT use CCUSA for your most recent J1 visa.
You Pay to CCUSA £395
Camp Pays $0
You Earn *Negotiate
You accept responsibility for negotiating your desired salary directly with your camp director!
All Returnee applications received after March 15th will be subject to a £75 late fee
Supplemental Costs
Police Check Varies Information on how to obtain this will be provided after acceptance to the program. Some Garda stations may charge for this.
US Embassy Fee $160 USD You will be required to pay this fee at the time of booking your appointment with the US Embassy. Details on how to make this payment will be provided once you are accepted to the CCUSA program. *Price correct at the time of print.
Medical Check Varies Some GP surgeries may charge for this service.
Flight to Camp Varies You are required to provide your own international flight to the domestic US airport as specified by your camp. CCUSA is able to provide assistance and advice on the best flight costs/options.
Please note- these are 3rd party costs that you should be aware of when applying for the Camp Counselors USA program.

AS A CCUSA RETURNEE YOU GET

  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance for the duration of your camp contract dates (start to finish)
  • 24-hour emergency assistance in the USA
  • Visa assistance and DS2019 & SEVIS forms required to obtain your J-1 visa
  • CCUSA’s expert guidance and support at home and abroad!

RETURNING ON THE PROGRAM BUT YOU WANT TO ATTEND A DIFFERENT CAMP?

You will need additional documentation and a great letter of recommendation from your previous camp director. Please contact your local CCUSA office for details and instructions on how to apply.