If you’ve decided to spend your Summer in America (or another country), where you are either in paid or voluntary work at a summer camp, you will need to investigate getting travel insurance for your time away.
Our Working Holiday policy gives you the ideal travel insurance to cover paid or voluntary work away from the UK, including cover for a wide range of roles at a US summer camp.
Click here for more information about the Working Holiday policy or to obtain a quote.
There are many roles involved with keeping the camp up and running, whether it’s a job that involves regular interaction with kids, or a more logistical role. This may well vary according to your preferences, your age, and your personal skills and work experiences. Typical jobs include a sports instructor, special needs support, camp counsellor, arts and crafts, organising outdoor activities, maintenance, gardening or working in food preparation or housekeeping.
The Summer Camp experience can also offer you the opportunity of exploring a different culture and country and also developing your independence and self-confidence, and demonstrating your potential worth to a future employer or academic institution.
You might be wondering why you can’t take a standard travel insurance policy, or rely on the fact that your employer has arranged medical cover for you…..
The organisation that you’re working for may well have some form of medical insurance in case you become injured or ill whilst away, but this may be confined to covering limited treatments within the country where you’re based. If a serious illness or injury occurs, you may need to be brought back to the UK for treatment to continue under the NHS, but the cost of repatriation back to the UK wouldn’t be covered by standard employer insurance.
Our Working Holiday policy
is a specialist travel insurance policy which offers comprehensive travel insurance benefits such as cover for personal belongings, your personal money and travel documents, and other benefits listed here under the ‘Compare our Working Holiday policy
You also have the reassurance that should you become injured or ill whilst at work (or in your leisure time), then you will be covered for the costs of medical treatment under your policy. In order to reflect the risks and responsibilities involved with your particular role, there are four grades of Work Pack which are applied according to the role you will be doing. Take a look at the four Work Packs here. If necessary, the policy will also ensure that you are repatriated back to the UK, should it be appropriate to do so.
You can also add our optional gadget cover to your policy. This is a useful addition if you would like cover for an expensive mobile phone, laptop, camera or many other tech items. We can offer cover in partnership with specialist provider Bastion, for up to 2 years away from the UK. Please take a look here
for more information, and a link to the full wordings, terms and conditions.
So, if you’re planning to work or volunteer abroad this year, please get in touch with us to discuss your individual plans with our helpful and efficient team who can ensure that, not only will you have the time of your life, but you’ll also be covered when life throws you an unexpected curveball….
Find out more information about the Working Holiday policy
Obtain a Working Holiday Travel Insurance Quote
Give us a ring in our UK-based office on 01424 559205 Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, or complete a Working Holiday enquiry form
and we will reply within one working day.