• Summer Camp
  • France
  • Applications have closed.
  • Closing date: Mar 19, 2020

Camp Counselor at American Village camps

This camp seeks English language counselors for American and British-themed overnight

Start Dates 2020:

  • March 12th, 19th, 26th
  • April 23rd, 30th
  • May 21
  • June 24



  • This camp seeks Counsellors for British-themed overnight camps for French children.  They hire energetic, creative, initiative-takers who are fluent English speakers and love working with children.
  • The camps have been running in France since 1994! English Language Counsellors live at their immersion camps, scattered in the countryside across France.
  • They lead activities & English classes for French children between the ages of 7 & 17 years old. Counsellors are responsible for the safety and well-being of the campers under their care.
  • The average contract length is 6 – 8 weeks.
  • Salary is 1170 euros per month.
  • Meals and housing are paid for by the employer.


Salary and Perks:

  •  A salary for all days worked: 1170 Euros / month.
  • Shared dorm-style housing with other counsellors, bedding included.
  • Meals included.
  • Free laundry services are available at least once a week.
  • No fees associated with the obtainment of your temporary work permit.
  • Absolutely no application fee to apply to this job.
  • All counsellors may request a 50€ defrayal of train travel to their village.
  • Accident insurance while working for work-related injuries.
  • Multiple camps running simultaneously across France. They pay for any work-related transportation costs if the counsellor changes camps.


You Must:

  • Be a team player, be organised, and be able to disconnect from technology during working hours (no smartphones while with the kids).
  • Become receptive to their approach of teaching English through active participation, positive reinforcement and encouragement.
  • Have the capability to organise activities: sports, arts and crafts, dance, large scale games, etc.
  • Know enough about British history and culture to brainstorm themed activities and skits.
  • Be excited about performing in skits, telling stories, leading songs & cheers, etc.
  • Have a personal reference ready and be working towards the end of your TEFL course.



  • Fluent English.
  • TEFL Certificate.
  • Required experience: camp counselling, childcare, and/or teaching experience.
  • Clear criminal history.
  • 20 years old is the minimum age requirement for applying.
  • Must be able to enter Schengen Zone as a tourist.

What you need to know:

Location: France
Contract Length: 6-8 Week(s)
Job Type: Summer Camp
Age Group: Early Years, Young Learners, Teenagers
School Type: Language School
Pay: €1170 Per Month
Accommodation Included: Yes
Start Date: 5th Mar 2020
Application Deadline: 19th Mar 2020
Degree Required? Yes
TEFL Certificate Hours Required 20+ hours
Job Reference FRANCE35486
Number of Vacancies 30

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