I founded my language camp after I came back from Tanzania, where I had been teaching kids English and at the same time learning a lot about how teaching English works. I now organise Outdoor Holiday Camps in Germany in the alps, where young kids (age 10 - 16) get the chance to practice and improve their English while going on small adventures in the mountains and the forest. We take the participants Rock climbing, on a treasure hunt, we visit a High Ropes course and we make our own movie - and all of it while inspiring the kids to speak as much English as possible
You get the chance to work in the beautiful area of Southern Bavaria. Working closely with the participants they are usually very keen to teach you a lot about the German culture and also some useful phrases in German. As you will be working alongside an experienced outdoor instructor you will also gain some experience in outdoor education and language acquisition. A lot of our language assistants really appreciated the experience of our creative and playful method to teach English.
Food and Accommodation are free and we are also able to offer you 300 Euros for the week (on our payroll). You do have to have a work permit though, or work and travel visa, if you are not from Europe!
This host offers accommodation and payment.
We are looking for enthusiastic travelers (Native Speakers of English) who enjoy working with kids and being outdoors. If you do have teaching experience, that's great but not necessary.
Dates: Easter 2020, at the moment we are fully staffed for the season.
There might be a last minute opening for the first week of august, but not sure yet.
Location: In the Bavarian Alps, in a youth hostel near Sonthofen
You would be working with a group of kids (max. 12) alongside a qualified instructor while going Climbing or being out in the mountains with the group. Your main responsibility is to motivate and inspire the kids to talk as much English as possible.
It is a residential camp and you would also be helping with an evening program for the campers once or twice a week, as well as helping with getting them to bed, homesickness or secret parties:-)
German, English, French, Swahili, Spanish
You will be staying in a youth hostel right at the bottom of the mountains. You will share a room with the other volunteers. It is a hostel room with your own bathroom. The team there provides a good choice of really yummie and regional food, they also cater for vegans and vegetarians.
Our area is not only magnificent but it also is a big playground if you like the outdoors. You can take off on multiple day hikes from hut to hut or just go for a leisurely cycle along the river Iller - you could also follow it on a multiday trip to Augsburg.
In the summer you can also go swimming or go on a SUP in one of the beautiful lakes around my home. People who come to my camp are also invited to stay at my family home to explore the area as long as they want. People that worked with us before really enjoyed working at the camp and usually keep coming back. Meeting people from all over the world reminds me of my own travelling times - I have two kids now, so have stopped travellling for now. I still love learning about different cultures and people and workaway is a good place for that.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week