HUDDERSFIELD woman Jenny Jones is jetting off to America to help children with special needs this summer.

Jenny, 20, of Fixby, will travel to Camp Thunderbird in Florida in June to work for several weeks as a special needs counsellor.

The role of counsellor means acting as a friend and supervisor to American children attending the summer camp.

There are a variety of specialist counsellors, including special needs counsellors, who help those campers with physical or mental disabilities.

Jenny said: "I'm so pleased to be going. The recruitment day was well organised and joining was quite easy.

"Everyone seemed so helpful and friendly, so I am really looking forward to it."

To be a counsellor you have to be over 18 and have experience working with children - either teaching, baby-sitting or looking after younger siblings.

Counsellors get their flights between London and New York paid for, accommodation and living costs are covered, medical insurance, a 24-hour helpline and wages for work at the camp.

They also get a visa which entitles them to 10 weeks in America - giving them chance to explore the country once camp has ended.

Around 10,000 young Europeans, like Jenny, join Camp America each year.

She joined at the annual Camp America recruitment fair in London in February and the next recruitment event will be held on March 12 in London.

If you want to jet off like Jenny, visit www.campamer or call 0207 581 7306.