Why go to summer camp? What’s it like? And why is everyone always covered in neon paint? Just some of the questions our class of ‘23 Camp Insiders will be sharing on our channels leading up to summer ‘24.
Follow @jenzatravel for the latest camp episodes, FAQs and takeovers.
It’s what’s inside that counts
Unreal experiences start with being real. And let’s be real. Leaving your friends, family and double-mattress-of-dreams to live en-masse with a bunch of strangers at camp for the summer, can be kind of daunting. Our class of ‘23 Camp Insiders are here to help. Leading up to summer ‘24, they’ll be across our channels giving you all the inside intel on life at camp. From choosing your camp to what to pack, reach out @jenzatravel with any questions for our Insiders.
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Summer in the States '24
Episode 1 | JENZA Camp Insider, Sophie
“It felt like a movie”. Starring: Sophie. Who left Australia for her first summer working at Kingsley Pine Camp in the USA. Here’s Sophie’s first episode on swapping Melbourne for Maine, second guessing herself, and then realising camp was the best decision she’d ever made. Ahh, we live for a happy ending. Follow Sophie’s camp story @jenzatravel
Episode 1 | JENZA Camp Insider, Jess
“I met the love of my life and my best friends.” Bunk talk with camp returner and JENZA Camp Insider, Jess. Who left New Zealand for her second summer working as a waterski counsellor at Tyler Hill Camp in Pennsylvania. Here’s her first episode on sleeping in bunks with strangers, new food and getting into the swing of camp. Follow Jess’s camp story @jenzatravel
Episode 2 | JENZA Camp Insider, Jess
"Your comfort zone is only as small as you let it be, so push it!" In episode 2, Jess opens up about her emotions before, during and after summer camp. Everyone, despite what they say or seem, is nervy before going on a new experience like camp. If you're someone who needs a little extra push before making a big decision like working abroad, then this video is for you. Follow Jess’s camp story @jenzatravel
Episode 2 | JENZA Camp Insider, Sophie
"Although every day was similar, no day was ever the same." Sophie's real talk on an average day working at summer camp in America. From sun up until sun down, with everything that comes in-between - from bunk clean-ups to banana boating and campfires. Follow Sophie's camp story @jenzatravel
More from the JENZA camp
Our sibling brand, BUNAC
JENZA is part of a global family of work abroad brands, that also includes BUNAC in the UK and USIT in Ireland. So, in the spirit of celebrating the greatest family you’ll ever meet (outside of your actual family) - AKA, your camp family – check out these videos from our BUNAC Camp Insiders. Same team, same dream, different accents.
“It was the best thing I ever did, and I will never stop talking about it.” More from the JENZA and BUNAC family, from BUNAC Camp Insider, Nora. On her experience leaving the UK to work as a photographer and camp counsellor at Camp Pontiac in New York State last summer.
5 things I wish I knew before working at summer camp
Authentic advice from people who’ve been, JENZA IS the inside story on summer camp. We’re stoked that @vic_whitehouse is working with us in-house (accidental pun) to pass on all her intel on her years working at camp, solo travel and working holidays.
Who you gonna call?
Let's talk Summer Camp USA
Get some facetime with our amazing JENZA Support Squad. When they’re not posing for pool pics, they’re making your work aboard adventures happen with their endless enthusiasm and mad traveller skills. These include: parent whispering, visa geekery and the ability to pack a backpack in 30 seconds flat.