WHY SHOULD I GO WITH ICN?
WHAT KIND OF ACTIVITIES WOULD I LEAD?
FOR HOW LONG DO I NEED TO COMMIT?
-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.
- 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?
You do not need any Visa/Permit, if you can enter the European Union as a tourist.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
Full Room & Board during the full length of your training & placement.
Airport Pick-up transportation.
Intense Camp Counselor Training.
Assistance to obtain Visa / Permit.
Flights to and back from your destination country.
Non Criminal Record.
Travel / Medical Insurance.
Independent Travel costs.
Visa/Permit paperwork costs.
HOW MUCH WILL I EARN?
Depends on the Program you choose:
1st year - 75euros / week
2nd year - 150euros / week
Between 700 - 1,100 CAN$ / month, depending on previous experience, program area, and season.
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.
Do You Conduct Background Checks On Staff Members?
All staff members have recent (less than 1 year) Criminal Record checks, and they all poses valid 1st aid & CPR certificates.
Who are the Camp Counselors? Where do they come from?
How Is A Typical Week Organized?
Can Friends Share A Tent / Room?
Are All Activities And Excursions Included In The Fees?
No. Even though our summer camps & language camps are all inclusive, we do offer some optional activities at an extra cost, such as: horseback riding, Sailing, Windsurfing, etc
Are There Vegetarian Friendly Meals?
Are Campers At All Times Supervised?"
Can A Camper Extend The Length Of Stay For A Week Or Two?
Yes, provided there is a place available. If a camper intends to stay another week or two, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can secure the booking, as places do fill up very quickly.
What Does my Child Need To Bring To Camp? Is Bringing A Laptop Feasible?
We understand that for the traveling and communication reasons it might be very convenient to travel with electrical gadgets. However, we encourage campers to unplug themselves, to connect with nature during their time at camp.You can bring a cell phone or a tablet, and we will keep it safe at the office, and permission to use it would be up to the head staff criteria. As for other items, you will get a packing list later on, along with your Welcome Package.
Does my child Has To Be Able To Speak German?
N ot at all.All our camps run in English, so as long as he / she can manage basic English, she / he can surely participate. That being said, he / she should be prepared to get immersed in the local language, and be open to the idea of exploring the culture, the food and traditions of a foreign nation. Quite an experience!
When Do The Language Lessons Take Place?
Language Courses* can take place either in the mornings or in the afternoons from, depending on the timetable, which is issued at the start of camp.
Who Are the language Teachers?
All teachers are qualified native speakers who are specialized in teaching the language the student has chosen to study. They will almost always be University Graduates from the country of the language that they teach.
Who Will Meet My Child At The Airport?
Camp Europe staff will meet all campers arriving by airplane and keep them in their company to the campsite. As well, when campers finish their camping session, staff members will accompany them to the airport and only leave when they have gone through the security gate at the departure lounge.
All vehicles used for transfers are maintained to the highest security standards.
Do Campers Need A Visa To Attend Camp In Europe?
European camp ers do not need a Visa. For any other nationalities information regarding visas, passports and authorizations to enter and stay in Europe, it is advisable to consult the German Consulate or Embassy in your country. If you require any assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to help you.
Are Camps A Peanut Free Environment?
No, although nuts in general are not included in the daily diet of our menus, we can not guarantee a peanut free environment.Any special dietary restriction must be mentioned during the registration process, so we can prevent in taking care about it.
Is Alcohol or Smoking Consumption Permitted / Tolerated?
No. It is totally forbidden.
What Happens If My Child Suffers From Allergies Or Illness?
If the allergies or illness is deemed serious and in need of a doctor’s attention, the student will be taken to the nearest hospital and the parents/guardians will be contacted immediately.
Can I Call Or Email My Child? If So, When?
Yes. You can use the camp´s office line. We advice calling during rest period. You can send a message to your child, writing to the camp´s main email address. We will make sure to print it and deliver it to him/her.
Are Campers Allowed To Bring And Use Their Mobile Phones?
It is advice not.
How Can I Contact The Staff?
You will receive staff contact numbers with your welcome pack.
How Much Pocket Money Should A Camper Bring?
As these summer camps are all inclusive, campers only need spending money for when going out on excursions. Most campers bring between 80 and 100 Euros to buy treats, souvenirs, stamps, post cards and gifts for family and friends.
Who Takes Care Of The Pocket Money?
It basically works just like a bank, without all the extra charges. Upon arriving to camp the camper deposits his or her pocket money at the office, and a record is kept by camper and the office. Money can be withdrawn before an excursion. To avoid problems with exchanging foreign currency we advice that campers bring Euros with them in a sealed envelope. Upon arrival, they should deposit their money at the camp office.