A little more about us...

We are a Youth Exchange Organisation based in Cape Town that specializes in placing young, skilled South Africans at Summer Camps to work alongside Americans and immerse themselves in American culture. We have partnered with the largest J-1 Visa sponsor in the US and leader in international education and exchange called CIEE.

Our staff has a combined 10 years of experience working on various exchange programs and we take great pride in offering transparent, affordable and personalized service to our customers. This makes us uniquely qualified to help young South Africans experience the US and gain the knowledge and skills necessary to become world citizens and ambassadors.

Work at a US Summer Camp

Have you always wanted to experience a classic American Summer Camp? With One27 and our partnership with CIEE, you can spend up to 10 weeks in the great American outdoors, gaining leadership skills, learning life lessons and making new friends as a camp counselor. End it off by traveling the country for up to 30 days seeing the sights that make America great.

Are you ready to become a leader and educator at camp?

Are you eligible?

  • 18 Years old by 1 June
  • Between the ages of 18-27
  • Possess some of the skills listed in the brochure
  • Have some basic experience working with kids
  • No criminal record
  • Funding for the program
  • South African resident and passport holder
  • Available to travel from May to August 2019

10 Easy steps to your camp program


2019 Applications are now open!!

Reserve your spot today. Early applications close in:


One participant. One tree

Here at one27 we aim to transform the travel industry to become greener and more sustainable. We pledge to have one tree planted in a reforestation project in South Africa for each applicant that we send on a Camp Exchange program. Each applicant will receive a wooden key ring with the coordinates of the tree that was planted on their behalf, this will later serve as a reminder of their time spent at camp.

Forget the South African winter, go work at a Summer Camp

More than 300 camps to choose from, all over the U.S

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