A little more about us...
One27 is a Youth Exchange Organisation based in Cape Town that specializes in American Summer Camp placements. Our South African applicants work alongside Americans and immerse themselves in the local culture. We have partnered with CIEE, the largest J-1 Visa sponsor in the US and leader in international education and exchange.
Our staff has a combined 14 years experience in various work abroad and exchange programs. We take great pride in offering transparent, affordable and personalized service to our customers. The program enables young South Africans to experience the US and gain the knowledge and skills to become world citizens.
Work at a US Summer Camp
Have you always wanted to experience a classic American Summer Camp? With One27 you can spend up to 10 weeks working at a summer camp in the great American outdoors from June to August each year leading, teaching and encouraging campers to develop their talents and have fun. You will be placed in a position suited to your strengths such as sharing your particular passion and knowledge with others or as a camp counselor, guiding campers through the daily camp activities. Along the way you will also gain leadership skills, learn life lessons and make 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 June to mid- August
What can you expect?
2020 Applications are now open.
Applications for 2020 will close in:
What past participants are saying?
Camp Kinderland - 2019
Summit Camp - 2019
Kyle Van Dyk
Cape Cod Sea Camps - 2019
New Jersey Y Camps - 2019
Long Lake Camp Adventures - 2019
Woodmont Day Camp - 2019
Sambica - 2019
Camp Kinderland - 2019
Girl Scouts River Valleys - 2019
Kyle Van Dyk
Cape Cod Sea Camps - 2018
Chipinaw and Silver Lake Camps - 2019
Deer Crossing Camp - 2018
Camp Watitoh - 2019
Camp Fiver - 2018
Sambica Camp - 2019
Road's End Farm - 2018
Centre Day Camp - 2019
Camp Carolina - 2018
Camp Blue Ridge - 2019
Camp Kinderland - 2018
Camp Seneca Lake - 2019
Camp Echo - 2018
Hilletjie De Villiers
Camp Kamaji - 2019
Rock Point Summer Camp - 2018
Emma Jo Keevers
Girl Scout River Valleys - 2019
Birch Trail Camp - 2019
Forget the South African winter, go work at an American Summer Camp
Get placed at one of 300+ American Summer Camps in our network
One participant. One tree
Here at One27 we aim to transform the travel industry to become greener and more sustainable. We have partnered with Cape Town-based Environmental Social Enterprise called Greenpop who plants trees through urban greening and reforestation projects, spread environmental awareness, and activates people through green festivals and workshops across Southern Africa. To date, they have planted over 100,000 trees and mobilised thousands of changemakers to get Active, not Anxious about our planet. Our aim is to have one tree planted for each participant we send on a 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 in the US.