Camp Job Fair Guide
VIP Applicant

  • Review the camps that are hiring.
  • Have a plan for the camps you would like to interview with and have notes and questions to ask them. This shows them you’ve done your research and are prepared.
  1. Dress to impress in smart casual clothing.
  2. Wear your VIP Access Pass so it’s clearly visible.
  3. Bring any examples of what you can do and teach at camp (video footage, portfolios, instruments).
  4. Check-in on Social Media – Getting interviewed for a job in the USA today, wish me luck! #ccusajobfair #ccusanewzealand #anadventuretoremember
  5. Think about our hot tips:
    • Smile
    • Be confident and enthusiastic
    • Think about what you can do and teach
    • Think about your experiences with kids
    • Let your personality shine through
    • Avoid comments like “I just want to be a general counselor” and “I can do anything”
    • Know what you’re good at
    • A Camp Director wants to meet an adult who is adaptable and flexible
    • Have an open mind, sometimes a camp just finds you
    • Remember, there are CCUSA staff at the fair to help you
  • Check in at the APPLICATION PICK UP DESK and we’ll have a copy of your application waiting for you.
  • Attend the CAMP DIRECTOR Q&A SESSION. Listen and keep an open mind about what camps you will interview with. 
  • Is the application printed on GREEN PAPER? After the Q&A session head straight to the CAMP DIRECTOR’S ROOM. You will be first in to see and meet the camps.
  • Is the application printed on YELLOW PAPER? After the Q&A session you’ll need to have a SCREENING INTERVIEW with CCUSA before you can go in to see the camps.
  • Enter the CAMP DIRECTOR’S ROOM. Go in with a plan and be ready to talk about yourself! Past counselors may be at the camps booth to answer questions about the camp and their experience.
  • Interview with as many camps you like but you can only sign one Job Fair Contract.
  • Got a job…congratulations!
    1. Get a Job Fair Contract from the camp. Make sure it is completed.
    2. Both you and the camp sign it.
    3. Head to the CCUSA PHOTO BOOTH.
    4. Then to the APPLICATION RETURN DESKwhere we will process your job.
    5. If you did not pay your fees upfront, these will now be due. Payable by credit card or exact cash.
    6. Check in on Social Media – I got a job at #CAMPNAME #ccusajobfair #ccusanewzealand #anadventuretoremember
  • No job today?
    1. Have you spoken to all of the camps? There may be a camp that was not originally on your list. Why not go back and chat to them? You never know what you may find!
    2. If you’ve spoken to everyone and didn’t get offered a job, please don’t worry! We work with 900 other camps and CCUSA has found a job for all accepted applicants for 30 years! The Camp Fair is not the end of your adventure.
    3. Head to the APPLICATION RETURN DESKwhere we will talk to you about the next steps.
  • Everyone must stop at the APPLICATION RETURN DESK before leaving the fair.
  • Talk to STA Travel: Find out about the great deals STA Travel have for camp counselors.
  • CCUSA Other Programs:Chat to us about having a global experience with CCUSA and what other work opportunities are available to extend your working holiday after camp.