Welcome to our FAQ page for international staff at Camp Ramaquois! Here, you can find answers to many common questions that international staff members may have about working at Camp Ramaquois. We encourage you to browse through this page to learn more about our policies and procedures, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any additional questions.
There are lots of resources to help you prepare for the summer. This FAQ list has the answers to a lot of questions. However, this is an adventure, and unexpected things will happen! Trust that this experience will be exciting and meaningful for you. Embrace the journey!
International staff are required to have a J-1 Visa to work at Camp Ramaquois. There are staffing companies that will help you through the process. We are happy to guide you in the right direction.
Ramaquois will send a vehicle to the airport upon your arrival. When the summer approaches, you should let us know when you plan to arrive so we can pick you up!
Yes! We have housing accomodations that we are happy to make available to you.
Staff are required to wear a Ramaquois Staff shirt each day to camp. We will provide your camp uniform when you arrive.
The camp bus will pick you up around 7:45 AM - 8:00 AM. International staff will participate in camp activites from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. The camp bus will bring you home and drop you off around 5:00 - 5:30 PM. This daily schedule happens Monday through Friday during the summer when camp is in session.
Camp Ramaquois trains all of our staff each year. You will be included in the trainings and orientations.
We have many positions available at camp during the summer. When you schedule your interview, we will be happy to discuss where your skills and hobbies can best be integrated into camp.
The Measles/Mumps/Rubella vaccine is required by our local Department of Health. You’ll need to show evidence of this vaccination (you likely got two shots when you were four years old or younger). As of now, the COVID-19 vaccines are not required to work at camp or to travel to America, but it is always possible that this policy could change, so we do recommend the vaccine and all available boosters.
Yes! You will have evenings and weekends off. When you have completed all of your trainings and camp is not in session, you are off the clock and can explore and travel.
We will need your cell phone number, your passport number, a photo, a medical form, vaccination history, and some tax documents. We will tell you how to submit this information during the onboarding process.
This is up to you, but the weather in New York is typically warm, but there will be some rainy and chilly days. Ramaquois does have an end-of-season staff party that is somewhat fancy. If you forget anything, you will be able to buy anything you need in America (so don’t panic if you forget something!) It is a good idea to keep any important documents, medications, a change of clothes, and all valuables in your carry-on luggage just in case your checked bag is delayed.
Generally speaking, we ask that international staff arrive on or around June 14th. The last day of camp is normally around the week of August 13th. Your visa may allow you to stay in the United States for an additional month if you would like to travel.