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Planning your OE?  Welcome to International Working Holidays
 
 
 

Meet the team at international Working Holidays

Vicki Kenny (Managing Director and Owner) 

 

Vicki and Giraffes GoKruger.jpg I started this business to help others do their Big OE and we later branched into volunteering (mainly with animals). South Africa is my passion (second to helping Kiwis do an O.E!) and I just love giraffes as you can see above! I came home after being in South Africa in 2014 with a mission to help the rhinos which are bring poached daily over there. I love all animals actually - in my spare time I'm usually riding one of my horses, talking to my persian cat or feeding my chickens!.  

 

Shelby Cooper

OE Advisor

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I started with International Working Holidays in 2015, I think it's fair to say that I have the BEST job in the whole world. I love being there to help you figure out adventure to do & being there for the entire way! I thought I would just do Camp America once… but got hooked on doing more adventures after camp each time (if you’re already half way there - you might as well keep going!). I've travelled through the UK, Europe, Malaysia, Mexico, Canada, Colombia, South Africa (Africa Volunteer Adventures), China & Thailand (Asia Volunteer Adventures). At home in NZ I love to surf, hang with Steve & Wilson (my horses), Tobi the 3 toed cat (found in a box in a park) & my golden retriever puppy, Barnaby.

 

 

Shea Kelland

Applications Manager

 

Shea Camp America.png I’m the Applications Manager at IWH and have THE best job as I help you organise your working holiday! I did my OE in the UK and Europe a few years ago it so its pretty cool that I get to assist you with your applications for Camp America, the UK, Africa, Canada etc. I still love travelling although my little family keeps me busy; so when i’m not helping you I’m busy doing what I do best - organising swimming, surfing, rugby, basketball and the gym!

Claire Whitaker

Claire International Working Holidays.jpg I enjoy working for IWH for many reasons, mainly because of all the awesome people you meet and helping them head off on awesome overseas adventures. I love helping people from the first enquiry through to what to pack! I have been interviewing since 2009 and working in the office since about 2011 and have helped literally thousands of people go to camp or one of our other programs.  

 

Hayleigh Scott 

Interviewer

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I love being an interviewer because it keeps the spirit of camp alive in my life, seeing the excitement of all the applicants brings back all the amazing feelings and memories of my camp experiences.

 

Emma McVey

Interviewer

Emma This job is the best, because I get to re-live my own memories of the process through all the great people I interview! Getting to know applicants and talking about camp with them is so much fun. It's exciting to see people getting placed and pumped to have an epic time in the US. I had the best time at camp and love helping others on their way to the same kind of experience!  For two summers, I worked as a lifeguard at a non-profit camp for underprivileged kids in New York.

Chloe McLellan

Interviewer

Chloe I love being a CA interviewer because it allows me to be part of the awesome team that helped me over to America and experience the two incredible summers I had. I love helping applicants to have great applications and answering all of their questions. Receiving a message from an applicant telling me they've just been placed is the most rewarding part of all!
  

Rebecca Robins

Interviewer

Rebecca Camp America.jpg I love being a Camp America Interviewer! Camp is such a magical place and I'm getting to spread that magic by helping others to get there. Last year was my first summer at camp and I'm heading back this year, fair to say I fell in love with it. Working as part of the Camp America team allows me to re-live my memories and support others in creating their own memories.
  

Wendy Cooper

Au Pair in America Interviewer & Camp America Reference Verification

wendy Cooper.jpg I think IWH is an amazing company – I only wish it had been around when I finished school and went to Uni, so I could have taken advantage of it! We live on our lifestyle block in Coatesville, surrounded by horses, goats, sheep, cats, dogs, goldfish and a turtle! We ride regularly in the forest which is adjacent to our property. I deal with horse-racing trainers in my real job where the average age is 59 and counting. When Vicki asked me if I would consider interviewing au-pairs, I thought that dealing with travel hungry young people would be quite a contrast! It also means I get to help these kiwis get to enjoy a fantastic experience.
  

Rhona Phillips

Interviewer

Rhona International Working Holidays.jpg I really enjoy interviewing with Camp America as it gives me the opportunity to meet a huge variety of awesome people and help them with the start of what will be an amazing experience for them. It's also a great opportunity to rave about camp! 

Kate Bensemann


Interviewer 

 

Kate B IWH.JPG  "I could talk about camp all day every day! After four years working as a counsellor at NJY Camps I now get the opportunity to help others the same way Camp America did for me. I love being an Interviewer because I get to share my experience with others that are wanting to begin their journey. Seeing applicants get excited about camp and their travels is such a rewarding experience." Kate

 

Aaron Wakelin

Interviewer

 
 Aaron.png “I have been a working with Camp America since 2000. I love being an interviewer as it gives me the opportunity to help others get a chance to experience something that they will remember for the rest of their lives. I went to camp from 1999-2005 and am still in contact with friends and I still remember the little things about camp. I wish I could go back again now and one day I will.” Aaron

Anastasia Marnoch

Interviewer
 
Anastasia.PNG  I started working for International Working Holidays in November 2016 after working at a summer camp with help from Camp America. I have completed 2 summers at the camp and am heading back again for a 3rd next year. I'm really passionate about helping people find something they enjoy and then giving them the opportunity to do that over seas. Being an interviewer and a brand manager allows me to meet new people and give them opportunities they never thought possible.

Hayley Arenson

Interviewer
 
 Hayley Arenson IWH.jpgBeing an interviewer is the best job! I grew up attending summer camp, as I am from America. I then became a ski instructor/counselor and a part of the leadership team at camp. Because of camp I am now living in NZ seeing all my camp friends! I get so excited to interview applicants because they have no idea how amazing their CA experience will be. Talking about camp is my favourite hobby so being able to do so as my job is THE BEST.

Katie Hogan

Interviewer
 
 Katie Hogan IWH.JPG It's been 10 years since I went to Camp and since then I've interviewed in the UK, Wellington and Auckland. I love still being connected to camp and helping others get placed for the Summer of a lifetime!

Sarah Connolly

Interviewer
 
 Sarah Connolly.JPG I was an Au pair in North Carolina in 2015. Now that I have settled back into life at home I see how my year away changed me in so many awesome ways and I am excited about having the chance to be a part of that experience for other young women. I work full time as a Nanny and am passionate about early childhood education, and in my free time I love to get out and explore nature, especially the Bay of Plenty's beautiful beaches.
  
 Jenna Anderson
Interviewer
 
 Jenna Anderson.JPGWhat being a Camp America Interviewer means to me. It means that I am able to help young adults live their dreams. It is so great to hear about the passion of travelling that the applicants have, along with the amazing skills that those I interview have. I find the role rewarding and fascinating.  
  

Steph Murray

Interviewer & Brand Manager

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"I love being a Camp America Interviewer as I get to meet so many like minded people. It allows me to help others along their journey towards the most unforgettable experience of a lifetime- and of course brag about my time working at a summer camp in NY, a topic I could talk non stop about all day long!"

  

Jemma Herdman

Interviewer
 
Jemma Herdman.pngI am a Camp America interviewer in the Marlborough/Nelson area and absolutely love doing this job. I went to Camp for two summers at Triple C Camp in Virginia, and love sharing my experiences and knowledge of camp with others. At Triple C I was the Arts and Crafts special, a general counsellor and a lifeguard, the role is so diverse and the experiences you get will stay with you forever! I enjoy helping applicants with their applications and getting them ready for a great summer. Now I am a Primary School Teacher in Blenheim and hands down Camp America was the best job I have had working with children.  
  

Sarah Draper

Interviewer 

 
Sarah Draper.png I started interviewing in the UK 5 years ago it has been a great way to share my summer camp experiences whilst helping others to go out and have an amazing summer! I have worked as a lifeguard/ general counsellor on girl scout and YMCA camps. These experiences were life changing for me and I have been lucky enough to have gained some amazing friends who I have been on road trips with every year since camp!
  

Ailene Davies

Interviewer

 
 Ailene.png I have been a Camp America Interviewer since 2007. I love helping young people to step outside their comfort zone and do something amazing. Catching up with the applicants when they return and seeing how much they have gained confidence and independence is so rewarding.
  

Alison Munks

Interviewer
 
Alison Munks.png  'Being a Camp America interviewer is a great opportunity for me to meet and help fabulous young people embark on an exciting, adventurous trip that will never be forgotten. I'm originally from the UK and now live in beautiful Mount Maunganui. Despite Camp America being a long time ago ! my memories are still fresh and I am still in contact with many of the special friends that I made whilst there. '
  

Kristy Hanks

Interviewer
 
Kristy.jpg  I really enjoy being a Camp America interviewer because I love helping others to have the same amazing experience that I had! I spent 4 summers on camp in Pennsylvania and love any opportunity to chat about how much fun I had. Camp really is an amazing experience!
  

Dionne Necklen

Interviewer
 
Dionne.png I am passionate about Camp America and keen to help young adults go through the same life changing experience. I still keep in touch with many of my camp friends even though we live in different parts of the world, friends for life.
  

Laura Rumbles

Interviewer
 
Laura Rumbles.jpg Kia Ora Koutou. Living overseas was a life changing experience for me. I made so many friends and I grew into the confident person I am today. I am thrilled to be involved in helping other people to achieve this. I was an AuPair in San Francisco for 1.5 years to 4 wonderful children aged between newborn and 8 years old. I have many friends who have done Camp America and they had the time of their lives as well. I am still in contact with the family and my friends (all over the world) weekly and I love hearing what they're all up to. I am currently a Team Leader in a Primary school and love my class. They're amazing! Working with kids is the most rewarding thing I have ever done. Watching them learn and grow is a priceless gift and I am honored that I get to do it on a daily basis! Get ready for the time of your life!
  

Meet some of our partners

IWH Travel

Dale Watkins

IWH Travel
Dale IWH Travel.jpgI have been a Travel Agent for 17 years and started out as an Interviewer around 10 years ago, taking some time out for a couple of years and then starting back in 2012. I have been working with IWH Travel and the Team in Auckland for the last couple of seasons making sure everyone gets to Camp and our Volunteer Projects and back in one piece. Travel is my absolute passion and I LOVE bringing it alive to everyone so they can see how amazing it is too! When I am not interviewing for Camp America or Au Pair America I can be found in Napier walking my pooches, playing guitar (badly), practising yoga or cycling – my latest trip was cycling through Soweto in South Africa.

 

South Africa

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Namibia

Angelina and Brad Pitt with Shiloh in Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary


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