Summer Camp Work in Europe

Camp Europe is a non-profit organization that aims to bring young adults and kids the joy of being part of an international camp atmosphere. We offer volunteer positions at European Camps working with children and staff from more than 60 nations. All Placements  are stipend paid.


Placement´s length go from a short 4-week period to 3-months, or even up to a 6-month period. There are diverse role positions available and a great diversity of placement campsites where our staff gets to try different opportunities. Either as a Camp Counselor, a Language Coach, a Group Leader, a Program Area Specialist or a Camp Director Assitant, there are placements available in Germany, Ireland, England, Spain & Austria.

All of these Experiential Learning Programs are provided along with extensive training sessions and include a weekly stipend. Feel free to explore the different possibilities and choose what suits you best. We are looking forward to receiving your application form and have you in our next season's team!

  • PRACTICE & IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH/ GERMAN There is nothing like getting completely immersed into a fun and relax atmosphere to practice & improve your english/german fluency and confidence in speaking it.

  • NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE? No matter if you have little experience so far, as you will receive detailed orientation and you will get prepared with an intense training that will get you tuned up and all set.

  • HOW DOES IT WORKS? Everything explained in 5 simple steps: 1) Submit your info 2) Get interviewed 3) Get a placement offer 4) Gather all  required documents 5) Confirm your attendance

  • FOR HOW LONG? Minimum commitment of 5 weeks (training week + 4 placement weeks) and up to 6 Months depending on your camp program.



If you are looking for an opportunity to become a role model - as a Camp Counselor or as a Language Coach- within a natural, fun and enriching camp environment, to get yourself immersed in an international atmosphere & a lay back ambiance; at the same time that you obtain intensive training, to later put what you learnt in practice, and also get to catch on a new & different language; this is a program for you. Welcome to Camp Europe!



  • Intensive International Camp Counselor Training

  • 290 EUR deposit reimbursed upon 4 week placement completition

  • June / July / August

  • Full room & board during training & placement(s).

  • Outdoor adventure specialist courses

  • Airport Pick-up Shuttle Service

  • Inter-Placement Transfers

  • 1st aid & CPR* optional

Placement Options


Join the adventure of a lifetime!

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Adventure Sports Camps -BAVARIA

Location: The Adventure Camp lies in the middle of the Bavarian countryside and is our most successful international camp.It offers pure adventure in combination with a great variety of activities. According to their age, campers will participate in the Junior, Senior or the Leadership Camp. Permises: 7 people canvas tents.Dining hall Wooden Cabin for indoor fun activities if it rains.Heated Nursery tent so we can take good care of any possible sick campers.Showering container and sanitary facilities are basic, but it is exactly this what makes an adventure holiday- simple life close to nature!The Danube river and bathing lakes are about 2 kilometres awayThe city of Neuburg an der Donau, with its picturesque ancient city centre and the impressive medieval castle is a short walk away Type of programs: Whether it be canoeing, kayaking and climbing in high ropes courses or creative fun, children and teenagers from all over the world come here to experience an unforgettable couple of weeks. The high standard of supervision guarantees a safe environment in all aspects.After arriving at the camp you can choose which activities you want to participate in- a great adventure with loads of different choices awaits you! Language courses in German and English will be provided by native speakers.In our international Leadership program teenagers will also have the opportunity to learn how to develop their leadership skills.The camp language are German and English due to the fact we have so many kids from different countries! Details: Age 7 – 17 years Dates – July & August Sessions – 2 weeks City – Bayerischer Wald Airport – Joseph Strauss – Munich

Adventure Outdoor Education Academy

Location: Our beautiful camp location with more than 15 acres of forest, lake and lawn has loads of space for our camp activities. Being in the heart of the national park “Lüneburger Heide” close to the small town of Walsrode it is only about 1,5 hours away from Hamburg Airport. Permises: Camp participants will be sleeping in tents together with 4-6 friends on camping beds in their own sleeping bag. The tents have a wooden floor and each tent will have one specified staff member just for that tent group who will take care of them during the whole week.English and German Camp participants will sleep in cozy huts with 5 other kids. Just like in American camps it is a very comfortable and cozy alternative. Both tents and huts are just a couple of meters away from the toilets and washrooms. Type of Programs: Our Adventure and Creative camp is great for all children between 7-12 years. You can choose whatever you would like to do during the week. We have many different workshops which can be Creative, Adventure or Sports. Check out our Musical workshop or all the different Arts & Crafts activities. Try out the survival workshop, the canoe/kayaking course or our high ropes course. Together with our swimming lake and different watersport activities you can enjoy days full of action or you can choose something calmer and more creative.Another big adventure awaits at our daytrip to the Serengeti Park where you can enjoy the beautiful wild animals running free around the safari busses or try out the fun rides in the amusement park area.Whoever stays for 2 weeks can enjoy an overnight hike at the weekend in the great countryside of the national park. You will build your own shelter for the night and hike with a compass and map into the wilderness with your tent group. What an adventure!As well as the language courses you can check out all the other program highlights that we are offering in our creative and adventure camp. We will join in all the big camp games and highlights like the disco or campfires. You will sleep in the cozy huts with around 5 other kids, so we will organize the cabins as much as possible by age group and gender. Details: Age- 7 – 14 years
Dates – July
Sessions – 1 – 2 weeks
City – Walsrode
Airport – Hamburg

English & German Language Camp

Location: This Camp is located in the beautiful old Bavarian town of Eichstätt in a very nice youth hostel. Eichstätt is located in the middle of Bavaria’s finest nature park: the Altmühltal. Permises: Here, the kids will sleep in spacious 6 to 8 bed rooms. Type of Programs: Instead of learning perfect grammar or studying thousands of vocabulary we offer what the school lessons aren’t able to offer. Through fun, creative tasks and interactive games the kids learn German or English conversation and are then motivated to learn a foreign language. Native German and English-speaking staff members encourage the kids to communicate in the different languages, thus they memorize the right accent and the right pronunciation automatically.We will have loads of excursions during the stay: canoeing on the Altmühl or climbing the natural rocks, enjoying the pool with a 60m slide, checking out the Adventure Camp with its high ropes course and canoe/kayaks or visiting the great old city of Eichstätt.Our interactive German and English courses with native speakers and the great program will lead to a fantastic camp with loads of adventure and fun – while learning German or English. Details: Age – 10 – 15 years
Dates – August
Sessions – 1 – 2 weeks
City – Eichstätt
Airport – Munich

Bitburg English Camp

Location: The Youth Hotel Bitburg is located about 4km outside the city of Bitburg.It lies on a hillside with a view of Bitburg and the green scenery of the Eifel Region. Permises: Accommodation in rooms in youth hostel with bathroom Type of Programs: Indoor and outdoor facilities offer plenty of possibilities to spend your time being active, for example in the table tennis room, on the 6000sqm large grassy sports area, the beachvolleyball field, the archery range, the soccer field and many more!Our program consists of a trip to the swimming pool, great adventures in the Naturpark Eifel with a high ropes course and canoeing, shooting in the archery range, climbing etc.Enjoy a great week full of English and adventures! Details: Age – 10 – 15 years
Dates – July & August
Sessions – 1 / 2 weeks
City – Bitburg
Airport – Frankfurt

English Language Camps in Ireland

Location: Imagine what an Irish elite boarding school should look like – this is exactly what awaits you at our chosen location in Ireland; the St Columba’s College.Traditional dining hall and chapel meet great sport courts plus beautiful parks and gardens surrounding the college.Its own golf course and a range of cricket, rugby and tennis courts, an outdoor swimming pool, and a gym offer all you could wish for a summer full of adventures. Permises: You will stay in 4-6-bed rooms, most of them with en suite bathrooms.6 camper dorm roomsSwimming Pool9-hole golf coursePro soccer fieldDining HallIndoor Gym Type of Programs: Not only are there great college grounds but also the surrounding hills and nature offer great opportunities to explore the countryside! You can decide beforehand if you want to focus more on our camp and sport activities or our great English courses!You can improve your English skills in a fun way, completely different to what you are used to in school because we, and our native-speakers want you to have fun learning English. Enjoy our great language program where English will be presented to you in a fun way with loads of games and activities. You can opt for your favourite sports activity – be it a traditional Irish sport like rugby, cricket, hockey, hurling, or other activities like soccer, survival, tennis or even golf on our on-site golf course!Our evening program will show you the great surrounding outdoors and our famous theme nights will also be on offer! Our absolute highlights are the excursions: two half-day excursions to beautiful Dublin including our exclusive city rally. Plus a one-day visit to the Causey farm where you will be ‘Irish for a day’. You will get a lasting impression of Irish culture, as you’ll be part of the farm life; working a sheepdog, milking a cow or baking bread.Another day trip beckons to the stunning Glendalough National Park and the beaches of Ireland at Brittas Bay. So – what are you waiting for? Details: Age – 10 – 16 years
Dates – July & August
Sessions – 2 weeks
City – Dublin
Airport – Shannon – Dublin


“The application process was smooth, clear and straight forward. The training was lots of fun. I really enjoyed the international atmosphere and the constant contact with nature. My placement was full of magic moments. I really connected with my campers. No doubt a great experience!"


Meliisa Capefiled – USA


Campsite Locations

There are about 150 registered Summer Camps across Europe. Although Camping is relatively a new tradition, compared to North America, during the last 2 decades Summer Camps in Europe have become more popular. Main Summer Camp Host Countries are: Germany, United Kingdom, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, France and Sweden.

Most of the campsites are located in remote areas, deep in the forest. Although most of them have phone lines and internet access, the possibility of spending long hours in front of a screen is limited.

Portuguese Environmental Camp

Portuguese Environmental Camp

Lisbon, Portugal

German at camp

German at camp


English Courses Camp

English Courses Camp

Bath, UK

English Courses Camp

English Courses Camp

Newcastle, Northern Ireland

All you need to know before applying


Due to the immigration restrictions from the  Government, we are only allowed to process applications and offer placements to individuals who are from one of the countries listed as follows:

  • Andorra, Australia, Austria

  • Belgium, Bulgaria

  • Croatia, Chile, Cypress, Czech Republic

  • Denmark

  • Estonia

  • Finland, France

  • Greece, Germany

  • Hungary

  • Iceland, Ireland, Italy

  • Japan

  • Korea

  • Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg

  • Malta, Mexico, Monaco

  • Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway

  • Poland, Portugal

  • San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia

  • Switzerland, Spain, Sweden,

  • United States of America & United Kingdom

If you do not hold a passport from any of these listed countries, please refrain from applying as there is nothing we can do to help you obtain a Summer Work placement.



Summer Program

6-Month Program