Summer Camp Counsellor

This employer is looking for camp counsellors with a passion for teaching for their English language camp located in the heart of the Carpathian Mountains, Ukraine.

This employer is looking for camp counsellors with a passion for teaching for their English language camp located in the heart of the Carpathian Mountains, Ukraine.

Working at camp is an experience of a lifetime.  The personal growth, the rewards of working with children, the excitement of an active, diverse community and the close friendships that you form will stay with you long after the summer ends.

Counsellors are the heart and soul of the camp. This role offers a great deal of variety, because you will find yourself planning & running lots of different fun projects, activities, ranging from arts & crafts, sports, outdoor adventure, up to evening entertainment and excursions.

If you’re full of energy then this is the role for you: combining instructing and group leading, as a counsellor you’ll lead activity sessions, organise fun events and ensure your group has the best stay possible!

Counsellors are the primary caregivers for each camper.  The counsellor is responsible for planning, teaching, coordinating, and carrying out projects & activities and guiding campers in their personal growth and daily living skills.

You’ll have a 48 hour contract over a six day working week:

Activity time for 15-hours

Project work with students for 15 hours – 3 hours per day, 5 days per week

15 weekly hours of planning duties

One full day off per week

Placement of students into classes

Activity and project preparation time

Time to write camper reports and certificates

The camp will be running on a program of three hours of English classes per day for each student, and a three hour project work with the campers (curated by teachers, counsellors, instructors and other invited professionals).

The projects centre around revitalising the camp-site base (a ski-resort in winter) through creative interventions and sustainable practices.

Job Duties: 

  • Curator-ship of project work with campers in one of the following areas: Art & Design, Food & Gastronomy, Eco-Tourism & Environment, Media & Communication, Technology & Engineering
  • Designing, managing and leading one daily elective activity session (like sports, arts, fashion, leadership, etc.) and one evening event
  • Pro-actively encouraging the children to take part in planned activities both during the day and in the evenings
  • Assisting in general with the smooth running of the centre, ensuring the children enjoy their stay
  • Supervising campers during break times and free time
  • Monitor compliance with the order of the day
  • Solving the problems that children may encounter and managing their behaviour
  • Being part of the team and a real Leader of your group


You’ll attend a five-day staff orientation prior to the beginning of the camp. There are five sessions available and applicants will be considered for at least two out of the five.

Salary and Benefits:

  • $500 USD per session
  • Travel allowance to assists with costs to Ukraine
  • Free airport pickup
  • Free hostel accommodation in case of early arrival
  • Bus and train transfer to and from camp location
  • Free shared accommodation and meals on site


  • English to a fluent level
  • TEFL certificate
  • Completed first year of university/college before camp season begins – preferred, but not essential
  • Previous experience in a similar area preferred, but not essential

What you need to know:

Location: Myhove, Chernivets'ka oblast, Ukraine
Contract Length: 5-21 Day(s)
Job Type: Summer Camp
Age Group:
School Type: Summer School
Pay: 250 USD Per Week
Accommodation Included: Yes
Start Date: 10th Jun 2020
Application Deadline: 25th Mar 2020
Degree Required? No
TEFL Certificate Hours Required 40+ hours
Job Reference IT22203
Number of Vacancies 12

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