First Year International Staff

You have decided to travel to Massachusetts to work at Camp Danbee this summer — how exciting! We know that this can be overwhelming, and perhaps a little bit scary at the same time. You are very likely asking yourself, “okay, now what?”. We are here to help make the process as smooth as possible.

Our international staff members come to Danbee from all over the world. We have people arriving from Australia, New Zealand, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, England, Ireland, Mexico, Canada and more! We know that planning for your travel to camp, figuring out your visa and insurance, packing, along with everything else can be a little overwhelming. Read through the staff section of our website carefully as there is a lot of useful information for you. Also, please feel free to contact us at staff@campdanbee.com.

Have you done everything you need to do?

If you are coming to Danbee through CampGroup’s J-1 Visa Sponsorship…
  1. Signed and returned the Danbee contract
    Due: Before the expiration date on the contract
  2. Signed and returned the following forms: Danbee rules and regulations, exhibit A, and substance abuse policy. Included in the Danbee Contract.
    Due: Before the expiration date on the contract
  3. Filled out a CORI request form and sent it back to us, together with a copy of a photographic, government-issued piece of identification. Included in the Danbee Contract.
    Due: Before the expiration date on the contract
  4. Fill out the J-1 Visa application online right away. Read the instructions very carefully — you need to fill out this form on your computer, then print it, sign it, fax it and mail it in.
  5. Submitted three references. Can be filled out under the staff section of the website.
  6. International Staff (excluding Canada): You will need to schedule an interview with the US embassy after your visa paperwork has been processed and returned to you. Detailed instructions will arrive with your paperwork.
  7. Insurance coverage will be provided along with your visa. You will be covered for the time that you are traveling (before and after camp) and for the time that you are working at Danbee.
  8. Submitted the completed Medical Form (form 1) and Health History Form (form 2). Login to your CampInTouch to complete and print these forms.
    Due: Before the start of orientation
  9. Travel arrangements should be made far in advance of the time you come to Danbee. Carefully read our newsletters, they will provide detailed information about times and places where we will be picking people up. Once you have made your travel arrangements you can submit your travel form. Login to  your CampInTouch to complete this form.
  10. You will need to get a background check from your local police station before coming to camp.
  11. Start getting excited! You are going to have a great summer at Danbee!
If you are coming to Danbee through an agency (Camp America, CCUSA, Camp Leaders, etc.)…
  1. Your agency should be sending you everything you need for your visa application and insurance coverage. Please let us know if you have any problems.
  2. Your agency will also help you with your travel arrangements to camp – please make sure that your flight times and arrivals correspond to the correct dates and pick-up locations for getting to Danbee. Once you have received your travel arrangements please submit your travel form. Login to  your CampInTouch to complete this form. We will be sending you a contract and some other paperwork to sign. This is separate from the paperwork you have filled out for your agency. We need these forms for our own files so please fill them out and return them.
  3. You will also need to fill out a CORI request form and send it back to us, together with a copy of a photographic, government-issued piece of identification. Included in the Danbee Contract.
  4. You will need to have a criminal background check performed by your local police station, a copy of this check should go to the agency you are being sponsored through.
  5. Submitted a total of three references. Can be submitted through the website under the staff section.
  6. Start getting excited! You are going to have a great summer at Danbee!

Contact Info

Make sure your friends and family know how to reach you.

Mailing Address

Camp Danbee
PO Box 337
Hinsdale, MA 01235

Shipping Address (for packages)

Camp Danbee
101 West Main Road
Hinsdale, MA 01235

Camp Phone Number

413-655-8115 or 800-392-3752

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