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
1st aid & CPR* optional
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Croatia, Chile, Cypress, Czech Republic
Iceland, Ireland, Italy
Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg
Malta, Mexico, Monaco
Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway
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.