Returning to Camp

Direct Placement Application Process

You do not have to be an existing 3 Adventures Participant to participate in our returners program. We will issue all visa paperwork once the balance has been paid in full and you have provided all required documentation.

Once you create an account and agree to our Program Terms & Conditions, you’ll receive an automated email from us with instructions and next steps that outline the application procedure.

You receive the same level of support as all of our applicants.

As always, if you have any questions, please contact us at camp@iena.org.

Fees for Direct Placement/Returning Staff

Returning or Direct Placement Camp Counselors: $425
Staff salary negotiated with staff
Total cost varies upon salary negotiated

Returning Camp Support Staff $650 (Returning means you are attending the same camp, even if you used a different sponsor in the past).
Staff salary negotiated with staff
Total cost varies upon salary negotiated

Direct Placement Support Staff: $900 (Direct placement means you arrange the job without our help and it is your first time at camp)
Staff salary negotiated with staff
Total cost varies upon salary negotiated

For Direct Placements and Returners Only: There is a $50 express service charge for all applications processed after April 5th, 2019 and a further charge of $100 for applications processed after May 10th, 2019.  If your application is not complete and ready to be processed before the dates above, the express service charges are payable.  This includes having your interview report from camp (if you are a direct placement) or background check too!  For many participants it is those documents that hold up the process.  Get them early.  They are your responsibility, not IENA’s.

Additional Costs

Flights: Flights are never free. Other companies claim to free flights but they simply charge your camp for these, which in turn means you get paid less. Our camps want to see you organizing your own flight because you can get a better deal if you do it yourself and it shows them that you can be responsible for your own travel.

Once placed, your travel to camp arrangements will be sent to you by camp. Using this information you can shop around for the best deal but we strongly recommend you do not purchase flights until you have been approved for the J1 Visa at the US Embassy.

Police Background Checks: Typically £45 to £60

US Embassy appointment fee: $160

Medical Check: Free-$50 (camps require a medical form to be completed and sometimes your doctor may charge you)

Flights: Price varies by location and destination

“We have used IENA since they started and had an amazing experience. They really take time to get to know our camp and send staff that really fit in with our organization’s vision and mission” – Summer Camp Participant