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We offer English, French and Spanish holiday camps for German children between the ages of 6 and 15. Languages are not taught in the classroom, but instead through an informal setting of fun activities led in English, Spanish or French. You would be leading the activities. Our campsites are located in Germany in and around Berlin and Lower Saxony. Your training and first contact with camp life will be in Petzow, in a great campsite south of Berlin. This is our first time at workaway. We hope to have some fun with you and that you also enjoy working and staying at our camps!
Types of help and learning opportunitiesArt ProjectsLanguage practiceTeachingBabysitting and creative play
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
We are a very small, family-like business and our counselors are the heart of our team. Every year, between 15 and 20 young people from around the world come to work at our Day Camps and Overnight Camps for 5 to 8 weeks. They spend a week together at Training Camp before leading their own camps.
A lot of our counselors are traveling and want to explore Europe. Therefore, you'll have some time to travel throughout the surrounding areas in-between camps. Sometimes even taking a week off is possible!! :)
Furthermore, we provide you with free training and qualification during the training camp. You will learn a great deal about child and youth care, team building, creative programming, conflict management and more. You will improve your organizational skills and other skills important for counselors. You will have the chance to receive constructive feedback on your performance. After your working period, you can get a certificate that may help you in your future career.
Projects involving children
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage
This host offers accommodation and payment.
Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.
We require that you:
✓ are native or have a native-level English, Spanish or French (according to your camps). A plus if you're bilingual;
✓ are available between June 30th and August 25th, 2023;
✓ are enthusiastic and passionate about working with kids!!!;
✓ have knowledge or some experience in camp life, working with children and teaching English;
✓ are responsible and reliable and have excellent communication and organizational skills;
✓ are creative and spontaneous and inspire and motivate children. A plus if you have any specific skills such as graffiti, dance, acrobatics, music teaching, theater, or any other skill that you want to implement in the camps.
We offer you:
✓ free accommodation in Petzow, a great place outside of Berlin and free transportation in the weeks you'll be working;
✓ time to travel in-between camps and sometimes a week off;
✓ weekly payment, oriented on the minimum wage of Germany;
✓ an international environment where you can make new acquaintances;
✓ a chance to learn a great deal about child and youth care with experienced trainers.
IMPORTANT: You need a visa for Germany as well as a work permit (except if you are an EU citizen)! A work permit is easy to get if you are a university student during your summer holidays. If you are not a student, we can only offer you a freelance contract. Unfortunately, if you are not an EU citizen there is (nearly) no chance of getting a work visa as a freelancer. Therefore, we are only able to hire EU citizens or students! Additionally to the valid visa and work permit, you´ll need an extended criminal record and a first aid certificate. Normally, it takes up to three months to arrange all the paperwork. We need all documents latest end of April 2023."
If you feel this is the right experience for you, contact us here at workaway.
During working weeks, accommodation is provided by us. You will be staying with the kids at a campsite in Petzow, a great location south of Berlin. You will be accommodated in shared rooms with other counselors, full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) is included.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
How many Workawayers can stay?
More than two
Full-time - Maximum 40 hours per week