Flights & Travel

Flights & Travel


All of the Wild Packs team have done some travelling in the States after camp. It is by no means mandatory, you are more than welcome to leave the US once your camp contract has finished, but we would 100% recommend using your post camp time to its full advantage. See some famous sights and soak up the American culture for a little longer! Domestic flights are pretty reasonable and the Greyhound and Mega Bus service will take you from coast to coast, if you can sit still for that long!


How long can I stay in America for?


Under the J1 visa you are legally allowed to enter the US up to 30 days before your contract start date. Once camp is over you can legally stay in the US for up to a further 30 days. This is plenty of time to travel! We would ask that if you plan to go to the States before you are due to start work at camp you please let us know, as we will need to make sure you go through the embassy in plenty of time.

You will be fully covered with our medical insurance for up to 4 months, if you are planning on being in the US longer than 4 months let us know and we can set you up with additional coverage, for a small fee.


From East to West, here’s what’s best!


America is made up for 50 different states, all different shapes and sizes. The Wild Packs crew have managed to tick off a fair few of these states. Give us a ring if you want to know our favourite places and we’ll tell you our stories. From standing on top of the Empire State Building to walking on the stars of Hollywood Boulevard, taking in the views of the Grand Canyon via helicopter to watching a real life cowboy at a Texas rodeo, there is something for everyone in the good ol’ USA!

Our advice would be to make friends with your American co-counsellors (as well as all of the internationals, of course!). As well as being generally lovely they are also extremely hospitable. If they offer, go stay with them on your travels and see some famous landmarks with a local. They’ll know what’s really worth seeing, you’ll save some cash not having to pay for accommodation and you’ll get some extra time with camp buddies!

It’s important to stay safe whilst you’re travelling. Make sure your passport, money and valuables are safe and secure and if possible travel with friends. Lots of other counsellors at your camp will want to do some travelling after camp too, so buddy up with them and make a shortlist of the places you want to see!


Your Flights to the USA


Wild Packs applicants are required to book and pay for your own flights. This allows you to have more flexibility with regards to dates and airport locations as well as prices!

Please be aware of the agencies offering “free flights”, there are no such things! With these agencies the cost of your flights will be taken out of your final salary and additional surcharges will also be billed. We can offer lots of hints and tips to make sure you get the best deal out there but we would 100% recommend StudentUniverse.

Student Universe are really are very on top of things and more importantly, if you get stuck in the US and need to change your flight, they are there to help 24/7. They will also match any quote you find elsewhere!

StudentUniverse is the world’s leading travel site offering exclusive discounts for students and youth. We offer our members special rates on flights, hotels and tours, allowing students to travel more and spend less. StudentUniverse negotiates unique pricing and terms with more than 75 top global airlines and other world-class travel partners. We believe that travel is essential to a modern education and that students return enlightened and inspired. Membership is free and millions of students use our service every year.


Why book with StudentUniverse?


StudentUniverse is a specialist team of travel experts that understand what youth & student travel is all about. We are all over the best flight routes and tickets, tours, travel insurance, accommodation – the works. Quite simply StudentUniverse is your travel retailer; you can ask us any question and we’ll be sure to steer you in the right direction – we want to make sure you have the perfect trip with Wild Packs Summer Camps Ltd. We’ve made booking your travel with us as easy as possible, we’re here for you when you need us: online, over the phone, or in-person.

Along with all the advice that we can offer; there are a few other reasons to book with us:

  • We’re practically family: we promise to find the best value airfare for your requirements, we work very closely with Wild Packs Summer Camps Ltd to ensure that you arrive on time and in the right location.
  • We’re massive: as a specialist division of the Flight Centre Travel Group, we can use global buying power to save you money and offer security.
  • We’ve been there and got the t-shirt: unrivaled product knowledge and expertise. Our travel experts have travelled around the world and know the best local off the beaten track places to go.
  • We’ve got your back: when your trip doesn’t quite go to plan we’re on hand with a worldwide 24 hour emergency assistance line

To contact the team please submit your enquiry or call them on 0333 333 9896


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