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Volunteer Work in Europe as a Summer Cam

Volunteer Work Placements at Summer
Camps in Europe

Camp Europe is a non-profit organization that wants to bring young adults and kids the joy of being part of an international camp. We offer great opportunities for volunteer positions in European Camps with children and staff from more than 60 nations.

All placements that we offer include full room & board. Some placements are Stipend Paid. Camp Europe offers mainly four different type of placements, according to the program's nature and length. Although must of our programs run for about 8 weeks through the summer months (end of June, July and until late August); we also provide longer term placements such as a 3-month Internship & a 6-month Outdoor Education Diploma.

All of these Experiential Learning Programs are provided along with extensive training sessions. 

Feel free to explore the different possibilities and choose what suits you best. We are looking forward to receiving your application form and have you in our next season's team!

International Outdoor Education Training

In order to take place in any of Camp Europe´s programs, you must attend an intense International Outdoor Education Training, that will allow you to learn first hand, a wide array of topics, to later on put them into practice during your placement and the rest of your life. You will gain new hard-skills, develope soft-skills, and enhance your world vision and expand your criteria by simply living out of your comfort zone and spending a wonderful summer with marvelous people like you, from all over the world.

Our intensive International Camp Counselor (ICC) training session  focuses on your personal skills with the aim to offer you a specific profile-oriented preparation for the role you will perform within the different camp program areas, for which you will get special training sessions. 

Furthermore, you will obtain a Bronze Cross -Life Guard- Course & Certificate, complementary to the ICC.

Optionally you can also participate in a 1 and a half day First Aid course.


All in all, you will get started with a professional complete 7 days training session through which you will be able to considerably broaden your personal skills.  So, you can expect…

  • A fantastic week full of an energetic crowd gathering in a patch of forest, ready to have some outdoor fun.

  • An opportunity to meet like-minded people and enjoy experiential learning through educational and recreational activities, games & group dynamics.

  • A lot of action at our campsite in Walsrode. where you’ll meet other international faces with whom you will spend a wicked summer.

  • The contents of the International Camp Counselor Training are many. From knowing how you can entertain children and young people to what to do accurately with homesickness: passing through legal aspects, on how to develop presentation skills to perform in front of large groups and other counseling techniques for instructing various activities such as survival, team building, etc.; our coaching team has prepared a full training pack for you. The only thing you must bring, is your own fantastic & motivated good feeling vibe to start the summer!

  • If you don’t have a first aid certificate or your old one has expired, you can complete this course after the International Camp Counselor Training at our campsite in Walsrode.

  • The camp-specific seminars, they all take place directly at each camp-site, during this occasion you will meet with the rest of the team, explore the premises, etc.

Take a look at the amateur video below, created by Paige Seagall, one of our summer 2018 participants.

Following next, take time to watch the 14 min. documentary about Camp Europe´s philosophy and its approach to

Outdoor Education and Experiential Learning.


Volunteer Work at Camp 

-Placement Programs Available- 

Camp Counselor
Language Coach

Long story, short...

Our programs are designed to allow young people to travel to Europe, meet people from many different countries, to benefit from a top class Outdoor Education Intense training and get a few certifications along the way. Then, having met cool people and being pumped up by the training, you might find some time to do some traveling around Europe with your new international friends. Travel, enjoy and relax to then show up at your designated campsite to perform as a role model, spend time playing outdoors like a kid, experience working in a team-based environment, and have the time of your life.

  • Learn or practice a new language.

  • Meet people from all over the globe with like-minded interest.

  • Acquire teaching experience through a variety of stimulating, fun and safe activities for children and youth.

  • Mainly, there are 2 different placement positions available each summer:  Camp Counsellor & Language Coach.

  • Camp Europe participants receive an Official Certificate of Participation in an International Internship Program.

  • Camp Europe programs are most often bilingual; offered in English as well as in the native language of the host country.

  • Locations are concentrated mainly in Germany, England, Austria, N. Ireland, Spain.

Camp Counselor

* Intensive International Camp Counselor Training
* 290 EUR deposit reimbursed upon 4 week placement completition
* June / July / August
* Full room & board during training & placement(s).
* Outdoor adventure specialist courses
* Airport Pick-up Shuttle Service
* Inter-Placement Transfers

If you are looking for an opportunity to become a role model as a Camp Counselor within a natural, fun and enriching Camp environment, if you want to get yourself immersed in an international atmosphere & a lay back ambiance; if at the same time that you obtain intensive training to later put what you learnt in to practice, and if you also want to catch on a new & different language; this is a program for you. Welcome to Camp Europe!

Language Coach

* Intensive International Camp Counselor Training
* 2 to 6 Stipend-paid Week Placement
* June / July / August
* 1 volunteer week Placement
* Full room & board during training & placement(s).
* Language Coach specialist courses
* 1st aid & CPR *
* Airport Shuttle Service
* Inter-Placement Transfers

If you are looking for an opportunity to teach english abroad within a natural, fun and enriching summer course environment, Welcome to Camp Europe! We offer you an international atmosphere where you will obtain experience teaching, leading groups, running dynamics and providing entretaining tecniques for children and youth to practice their english language skills while having loads of fun.

3-month Internship

* Intensive International Camp Counselor Training
* 9+ Week Placement
* Mid June to Mid September
* 2 weeks off - for rest & travel
* Full room & board during training & placements
* Outdoor adventure specialist courses
* 1st aid & CPR *optional
* Airport Pick-up Shuttle Service
* Inter-placement Transfers
* Deposit of 290 Euros reimbursed upon 4-week placement completion
* Weekly stipend

Camp Europe offers a 3- month internship program (from mid-June and until mid-September) at one or more campsites located all over Germany, Ireland, England and Italy. Interns get to live, learn and work in a fun international atmosphere. Duties include supporting the set-up of several different summer camp programs & performing as a camp counselor or program area specialist. The main season is followed by Campsite´s takedown week and general follow-ups.

6-month Outdoor Education Diploma

* Outdoor Education Diploma Course Certificate by CA Academy.
* High Ropes Course Certificate issued by CA Academy.
* Full room & board during the 6 month-period.
* Intensive International Camp Counselor Training.
* 1st aid & CPR Certifications.
* 20 weeks placement
* Weekly stipend.

Camp Europe offers a 6- month Outdoor Education Program Specialist Diploma by CA Academy, which also includes a Certification as High Ropes Course Instructor.
This program runs from mid March to mid September, and it is open for Germans & international participants alike.
The academy´s main camp site is located in northern Germany.
Diploma participants get to live, learn and work on different camp sites. Duties include setting up the upcoming season, site maintenance & performing as head staff for visiting school groups during the spring time.

Coordinators Team

* Intensive International Camp Coordinator Training
* 75 EUR weekly stipend
* May /June / July / August / September
* Full room & board during training & placement(s).
* Outdoor Leadership Coordinator specialist courses
* Airport Pick-up Shuttle Service
* Inter-Placement Transfers

For the last 18 years, Camp Europe has provided a magnificent experience to over a thousand Camp Counselors, Language Coaches, Outdoor Education Specialists, High Ropes Course Instructors, Leadership Coordinators and Camp Directors.
The coordinators program plays a crucial role within our organisation’s structure. Every year we gather a crew of approximately 200 staff members. We are proud that every season we consolidate a team composed by many young and enthusiastic people willing to give their very best, looking for active learning & eager to touch base with individuals from other regions of the world; in search for an experience that will help them develop a positive personal growth during their time at our summer camps.

Volunteer Work in Europe as a Summer Cam


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The Diplo program at Camp Europe was truly a unique and amazing experience for me. Despite the fact that Corona was shutting down other camps and businesses around the world, we were still able to live and complete our training in our little camp community tucked away in the farmland of Northern Germany. Camp really felt like home after a short time of being there, knowing we were guaranteed room and board and work even if the summer season was canceled, which thankfully it was not. The other diplos became family, and we all worked together so well. I’m so grateful for this opportunity to train and work abroad in a program where I learned so many different skills, experienced a new culture, and even learned a new language. I highly recommend the program!

Megan Wright - United States


Volunteer Work in Europe as a Summer Cam
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