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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.

CAMP COUNSELOR

 

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!

 

GENERAL ASPECTS:

  • 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

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Join the adventure of a lifetime!

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  • WHY SHOULD I GO WITH ICN?
    Well, because that is our expertise: To Offer International Students the possibility to find Work Placements at diverse Summer Camps across Europe, Canada and Mexico. Besides, we have fifteen years of experience doing so and over 3,000 happy participants. Therefore, by now we have nailed it, in figuring out what it takes to match each participant with a Summer Camp according to their interests, expectations, nature, programs and orientations. We run the whole enchilada for you: Interviews, Document gathering, Insurance, and we even assist you to process your work permit All for a set amount for a flat rate, with no hidden fees. Personal, professional, friendly and committed attention from the moment you contact us and until you get back home satisfied after an unforgettable experience. Our response times to every of your questions / concerns is, in the worst case scenario, under 48 hrs.
  • ​WHAT KIND OF ACTIVITIES WOULD I LEAD?
    Depends on your interests and abilities, but to mention a few: Traditional Sports, Archery, Tennis, Painting, Drama & Theatre, Music, Radio Workshop, Camping Survival, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Swimming, Canoeing, Horseback Ridding and Kayaking.
  • FOR HOW LONG DO I NEED TO COMMIT?
    Depends on the Program you choose: EUROPE -Minimum of 5 weeks committment, between late-June and until early-September. -Up to 6 months (Outdoor Education Diploma), from mid-March and until early-September. CANADA - Minimum of 8 weeks committment, between mid-June and until late-August - Up to 16 weeks, combining Spring and / or Fall Outdoor Education programs. MEXICO - Minimum of 4 weeks committment, between late-June and mid-August. - Up to 24 weeks, between mid-April & mid-November.
  • DO I NEED A WORK PERMIT?
    Depend on which program, and your citizenship: EUROPE You do not need any Visa/Permit, if you can enter the European Union as a tourist. (Citizens from the EU, Norway, Switzerland, Japan, Singapour, Homg Kong, Peru, Mexico, New Zealand & Australia). If you do require a Visa/Permit to enter the EU as a tourist, upon your participation has been confirmed, we will send you a format letter which you should include in your paperwork with the European consular office. If the rogram you apply for is longer than 90 days, you willbe required to obtain a Permit for extension. CANADA You will need to obatin a Temporary Work Permit. Upon your participation has been confirmed, we will send you a format letter which you should include in your paperwork with the Canadian consular office. MEXICO Participants from Canada, USA, EU, Japan and Australia do not need any special Permit. If you are from any other country, you will be required to obtain a Tourist Entry Visa.
  • WHAT ABOUT TRANSPORTATION?
    AIR Your In-Bound and Out-Bound flights into your destination country are not included in the fee. It is your sole responsibility to ensure that your date of arrival and departure are according to the start of the training and the end of your placement. GROUND We will pick you up at the airport and will also drive you to your designated campsite.
  • HOW MUCH WILL IT COST ME TO TAKE PART IN THE PROGRAM?
    You should consider the following general costs: APPLICATION FEE EUROPE - 350 Euros CANADA - 400 US Dollars MEXICO - 300 US Dollars INCLUDES: Full Room & Board during the full length of your training & placement. Airport Pick-up transportation. Intense Camp Counselor Training. Assistance to obtain Visa / Permit. Interview. Administrative Fee.Other costs to consider: Flights to and back from your destination country. Non Criminal Record. Independent Travel costs. Personal Expenses. Visa/Permit paperwork costs.
  • HOW MUCH WILL I EARN?
    Depends on the Program you choose: EUROPE 1st year - 75euros / week 2nd year - 150euros / week CANADA Between 700 - 1,100 CAN$ / month, depending on previous experience, program area, and season. MEXICO $70 US / week (editado)
  • ABOUT MEDICAL COVERAGE
    In order to participate in any program yu need to provide copy of an International Medical Expenses Coverage policy. If you do not have Insurance with International Coverage, we can assist you in finding the right coverage options.

TESTIMONIALS

“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

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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.

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, Argentina, Australia, Austria

  • Belgium, Bulgaria

  • Croatia, Chile, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Costa Rica, Canada

  • Denmark

  • Estonia

  • Finland, France

  • Greece, Germany

  • Hungary, Hong Kong

  • Iceland, Ireland, Italy

  • Japan

  • Korea, Republic of

  • Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg

  • Malta, Mexico, Monaco

  • Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway

  • Poland, Portugal, Panama, Paraguay

  • Romania

  • San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia

  • Switzerland, Spain, Sweden,

  • Uruguay, 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.

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Summer Program

Please note:

Application process for Summer 2024 is now closed.

We will resume the application process for summer 2025, by late september.

In the meantime, feel free to register for the Early Bird Process.

Simply, submit your name, email and program in which you are interested. We will contact you by the end of september, 2024.

Have a great summer!

Early Bird Application Summer 2025

Thank you! We will contact you once we start the process for season 2025 (sep-oct 2024).

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