Help Preserve International Cultural Exchanges at Camp

At camps across the country, campers and staff have the opportunity to interact with international staff members who participate in the Camp Counselor and Summer Work Travel J-1 Visa programs. These staff  make rich contributions to a camp’s culture, affording children the opportunity to build friendships and learn more about the world outside the U.S. 

Right now, the White House is considering cuts to the J-1 Visa program as a part of the implementation of the Buy American and Hire American Executive Order.  In response to this threat, the camp community is participating in a legislative action campaign to help the White House and members of Congress understand the importance of the international cultural exchange and the value of the J-1 Camp Counselor and Summer Work Travel programs. You can learn more about the J-1 Visa program, and the contributions that international staff make to the health of camp’s who struggle to find American workers to fill seasonal jobs.

We need parents to join the effort. To add your voice to the thousands of camp professionals who have already sent messages to Congress, take a minute to participate in the legislative call to action. Protect international cultural exchanges at American camps.

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