A J1 visa for Camp Counselors is a temporary exchange visitor visa that allows post-secondary students and youth workers to participate in a youth summer camp program in the US.
To qualify for a J1 visa as a camp counselor in the US, the applicant must be accepted to participate in a certified camp counselor exchange program in the US.
To participate in a camp counselor program, the applicant must be at least 18 years old, proficient in English and be a post-secondary student, youth worker, teacher or qualified with specialized skills.
J1 visa applicants may also be required to meet certain health and character requirements.
A J1 visa entitles the holder to participate in a Camp Counselor program in the US. A J1 visa is usually granted for up to 4 months and extensions may be granted provided the camp counselor continues to participate in the program established by their sponsoring organization.
To see a full listing of our fees and services, Camp Counselor Visa (J-1) processing times and application costs please visit our FAQ page.