Dave Gee Online   Summer Camp   Summer Camp  
In the summer of 1999, I decided to take a detour on the way to my long-planned-often-postponed "Working Holiday" in the UK... My detour was to the East Coast of the USA to work as a Summer Camp Counselor, a job I repeated in the summers of 2000, '01, '02 and 2004!...
Lake Greeley Camp (Summer 2004)
A private co-ed overnight summer camp situated in the Pocono Mountains area of Pennsylvania.
Specializes in first time campers, with over 50 actitivites daily for campers aged 6-15 (2, 4 or 8 week sessions).
My Lake Greeley Camp Photos   Official Lake Greeley Camp Homepage
 
Stagedoor Manor
(Summer 2000, 01, 02)
Summer camp for the Performing Arts, with a particular focus on Musical Theatre.

Stages over 40 full shows every year, including Musicals, Dramas and Comedies, along with classes in dance, modelling, Acting for TV, and more.

Situated in the Catskill Mountains area of New York state, the camp offers three sessions of three weeks each every summer.

(Stagedoor Manor Alumni include...
Jon Cryer, Natalie Portman, Zach Braff, Mandy Moore, Caitlin VanZandt, Sebastian Stan, Erich Bergen, Skylar Astin, Morgan Karr, Jonathan Lovitz, Andy Sandberg, Dana Steingold, Jed Resnick, Josh Rouah, Todd Graff, Felicity Huffman, Josh Charles, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Todd Buonopane, Robert Downey Jr, Mary Stuart Masterton, Yancey Arias, Marisa Tomei, Helen Slater, Julia Murney, Jeanine Tesori, Michelle Federer, Danny Gurwin, Alexander Chaplin, Shawn Levy, Jonathan Marc Sherman, Rena Strober, Blair Late, Nicky Silver, Michael Ian Black, Jeff Blumenkrantz and many, many more...)
My Stagedoor Manor Photos - 2002   My Stagedoor Manor Photos - 2001
 
My Stagedoor Manor Photos - 2000   Official Stagedoor Manor Homepage
Appel Farm Summer Arts Camp (Summer 1999)
Summer camp specialising in the Performing Arts including Theatre, Dance and Music (rock, jazz and classical), Video and the Fine Arts. Situated in rural southern New Jersey.
(2 x 4 week sessions each summer)
My Appel Farm Photos   Official Appel Farm Summer Arts Camp Homepage
 
Choosing a Camp - Parents and Campers
With the sheer volume and range of camps available, it can be a daunting task to select the right one for you.

It may be that you are looking for a camp which specialises in a particular area such as Performing Arts, one which focuses on a certain sport, or even a computing or space camp...

Or maybe you're looking for a camp which offers a balanced programme with a range of activities on offer for campers... The sites listed on the right are a good place to start your search for your ideal camp, and have lots of information on what to expect.
Petersons.com   National Camp Association
 
Suumer Camps.com   Kid Camps.com
 
Working at a Camp - International Staff
Working at a summer camp in the USA is guaranteed to be one of the most challenging, exhilerating, and totally memorable experiences of your life!

It's not all fun in the sun tho... Expect very long days, very little privacy, hundreds of “hyper” american kids, and a day off a week (if you're lucky!)

If you're outside the US you'll have to be sponsored by an Agency (main ones are listed on the right) who can match you with a suitable camp, and help you with visa processing and travel details.
BUNAC   ICCP (YMCA)
 
Camp America   Camp Counselors USA
 
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