Camp Counselor at American Village Camps in France

Deadline: Fri 28 Feb 2020 00:00:00 UTC
Applicants with the appropriate legal status for employment in the European Union preferred
  • Deadline: Fri 28 Feb 2020 00:00:00 UTC
  • France: France.
  • Nacel - American Village
  • Experience: ENTRY LEVEL
  • Positions: 30
  • Short Term/Summer job

Job Summary

Lead fun recreational activities in English (sports, field games, arts and crafts, etc)
Ensure the safety and well-being of the campers under your care
Teach up to 2 hours of English classes, daily. Working at American Village Camps is a good first ESL job, it is a childcare position that also gives you experience putting into place the techniques you learned in CELTA, TEFL or TESL training.
The full job description is available on our recruitment website.

Details of Position

Work in France next spring! Now hiring for the following start dates at our camps in France: March 05, March 12, March 19, March 26, April 23, April 30, May 22.

American Village Camps seek Counselors for British-themed overnight camps for French children. We hire energetic, creative, initiative-takers who are native level English speakers & love working with children. We've been running English immersion camps in France since 1994! Our English Language Counselors live at our immersion camps, scattered in the countryside across France. They lead activities & English classes for French children between the ages of 7 & 17 years old. Counselors 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

- Are you kind, caring and friendly: a people-person?
- Are you capable of organizing activities: sports, arts & crafts, dance, large games?
- Are you excited about performing in skits, telling stories, leading songs & cheers?
- Are you interested in working as a part of a multi-cultural team?

(We also hire for American-themed camps!)

Not available this spring? Consider applying to work this summer, or fall! Start dates on June 24, June 30, or September 10!

One of our language villages in France. Exact location announced after hire. Employees could work at either American Village or British Village camps.

Spring Camps 2020 : near Bauduen, Vesc, Gréoux-les-Bains, Cour-et-Buis, Azé, Joudes-Saint Amour, Miramont-de-Guyenne, Isigny-le-Buat, Le Sappey en Chartreuse & Saint Félix de- Paillières

Summer Camps 2020 : near Bauduen, Vesc, Cravans, Gréoux-les-Bains, Cour-et-Buis, Azé, Joudes-Saint Amour, Balan, Isigny-le-Buat, Saint Félix de Paillières, Miramont-de-Guyenne, Toulouse & Venansault

- Be a team player, be organized, and be able to disconnect from technology during working hours (no smartphones while with the kids).
- Be receptive to our approach of teaching English through active participation, positive reinforcement and encouragement.
- Be capable of organizing activities: sports, arts & 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.

The application process and application tips are outlined on the American Village recruitment website. A professional reference is required. We advise you to read through the entire recruitment website before completing the online application.

Access the online application via the 'Apply' button.


We only seek Language Counselors who are native level English speakers.
- Required experience: camp counseling, childcare, &/or teaching experience
- Clear criminal history
- High school diploma from a high school in an Anglophone country & correct grammar and spelling on application.
- First-hand knowledge of British culture
- Must be able to enter Schengen Zone as a tourist (for example: British passport holders, Irish (EU) citizens)

Salary and Benefits

- A salary for all days worked: 1170 Euros / month.
- Shared dorm-style housing with other counselors, 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 (North Americans).
- Absolutely no application fee to apply to this job.
- All counselors may request a 50 defrayal of train travel to their village.
- Accident insurance while working for work-related injuries.
- We have multiple camps running simultaneously across France. Nacel pays for any work-related transportation costs if the counselor changes camps.

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