More than 500 have donated various amounts for this project, Bunac
recommends that candidates should like children, have experience working with them and should ideally be aged 19 before taking on the role.
Successful candidates pay pounds 287 up front for return flights, insurance and Bunac
support plus an extra pounds 135 for visa and compulsory checks.
For more information, contact: Bunac
(0207 251 3742 and www.bunac.org)' Real Gap Experience (01892 516164 and www.real gap.co.uk)' The Leap (01672 519 922 or email info @theleapco.uk)' Real Gap Year for Grown Ups (01892 701 881).
is the official organiser for camp counsellors which is open to UK students and non-students aged between 18 and 35, with experience of working with children who are available for at least nine weeks from early June to mid-August.
director Jim Buck dubs the enthusiastic reaction of many of his members to the idea "the Baywatch scenario".
, a not-for-profit operator with 40 years' experience in the Summer Camp USA programme, arranges jobs for camp counsellors from the UK at one of 10,000 or so summer camps throughout the North Eastern, Midwestern and South Eastern states of the US, and also in Canada.
The trip has been funded by the Department of International Development, Christian Aid, BUNAC
and Platform 2.
International Development Secretary Douglas Alexander will launch the project - which is being run with Christian Aid, Islamic Relief and working holiday organisers BUNAC
- in Birmingham today.
I had worked in Africa with Bunac
before and knew I would enjoy it.
Working for Bunac
, the 22-year-old Scot is an experienced camp counsellor who is based in America for nine weeks each summer.
The first is taking place today at the University of the West of England in Bristol, there's another tomorrow at the University of Manchester and the third is on Saturday at BUNAC
's office in West London.