During your time as a camp counselor, you will earn a stipend in the form of pocket money. This pocket money is predetermined and will be based on participant age and experience level. Combined with program services and support provided by AmeriCamp, along with room and board provided by camp, your estimated earnings and benefits will equate to average earning of $2,800 over a 2.6-month period. Your pocket money will be specified in your placement offer.
Like everyone else who works in the U.S., you too have to pay your taxes, but because of international treaties and since you will not be utilizing services intended for American citizens and residents like Social Security, Medicare, or Federal Unemployment, you do not have to pay all of them.