Apply to Jewish Camps USA

If you have any questions throughout the application process, don’t hesitate to contact us.

This is the first step to your life-changing summer!

Arrange your interview

We will take a look at your application and arrange your interview.

Interviews will take place at a time and place convenient to you, your Unit Head will be in touch to arrange this with you.

First fee - £50

For all participants in the UK.

This can be paid via an online link.

Attend your interview

Your interview will be with JCUSA ambassadors (these are people who have been to camp previously).

Interview Locations

Interviews take place online and in person depending on government guidelines.

Pass your interview

We will then begin the next step of the program to find you the best summer opportunity.

You will receive an email from us informing you that you have passed your JCUSA interview and asking for any documents we may need.

Documents

In order to go to camp in the summer there is paperwork to do, which we will help you through.

Terms and Conditions
References
Passport
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Sponsor Agreement and Fee Disclosure
Doctors Physician exam

Background Check

JCUSA will give you all the information you need for your background check.

You must have an up-to-date background check in order to go to camp.

Conversation with camp

The camp director will contact you for an online conversation, so remember to check your email frequently!

Even if you don't get offered a job at the first camp, we will continue to give you opportunities at other camps, one at a time so there isn't anything to worry about.

Job confirmed at camp

Camp will confirm if you are hired. Bring on the best summer ever, Mazal Tov!

They will let us both know your role and the dates you are required to work.

Second fee - £150

This fee is due within 10 days of your job being confirmed with camp.

This can be paid via an online link.

Attend appointment at US Embassy

You will need to attend a visa appointment at the US Embassy to get your J1 visa.

We will help you with all the steps needed for this. It costs $160 (paid to US Embassy).

Final UK JCUSA Fee - £100

This fee is due by 1st April.

This can be paid via an online link.

Book flights

We will give you the information you need to book your return flights to camp.

Flight prices vary, however the earlier you book the best price you will get and if you need any flight support we are always here to help.

Medical Insurance

Your medical insurance will be processed once we have your contract dates.

The JCUSA package includes 77 days of medical insurance. This insurance doesn't cover any pre-existing medical conditions.

Orientation Day

Attend our camp-filled orientation day.

Takes place in April, exact date will be confirmed soon.

Go to camp

Time to pack and have the best summer ever!

We will provide you with a packing list as a guide