Application Process for
International Participants

Read all the information regarding Camp Europe’s program including the Frequently Asked Questions section as well as the
Terms & Conditions. Once you are sure this program suits your interests, fill out & submit the Online Application Form.
Once our selection committee has reviewed your application, you will be contacted by email to set up an interview.
All Interviews are via Skype.
Our Skype id> Camp_Europe_Interviews
Upon a successful interview & a second review of your profile, a prelominary placement offer (PPO) package will be sent to you,
You will have 1 week in order to confirm your participation by sending us back the signed agreement and 1 more week to submit the fee payment and required documents.
The Preliminary Placement Offer Package includes:

  • A welcome letter from the camp head director, Jan Vieth.
  • A Preliminary Placement Offer
  • A Memorandum of Understanding for you to sign as a preliminary contract.
  • A Catalogue of what each camp site has to offer.
  • Information regarding training sessions.
  • Information Regarding logistics; transfers and shuttles.
  • A description list of duties and responsibilities for each position at camp.
  • A description of what a regular day looks like.
  • A packing list.
  • A list with hints and advice for traveling, cheap and light.
  • A list of ALL documents you must provide to us.
You will need to provide us with:
  • Copy of your valid passport
  • Copy of a Plane / Train ticket to Hamburg (HAM) in order to confirm your assistance at the training session.
  • Medical certificate- A brief note from your family doctor stating that you are in good health to lead outdoor activities.
  • Signed acceptance of the Memorandum of Understanding and Preliminary Placement Offer
  • Valid First Aid Certificate
  • Recent Non-Criminal Record Check (DBS)
  • Fee payment
Money is always tight, specially for students; we know that, we were students ourselves not too long ago.
That is why, for 2018 we have brought the fee down. From € 400 that used to be the fee last year we are now offering placements for:
The Fee is intended to cover:

  • Full Room & Board
  • Airport Shuttle Service (Pick-up)
  • 4 different Training Sessions
  • International Camp Counselor Training
  • Bronze Cross Lifeguard
  • Specialty course Training (High ropes, Water sports, Creative & drama, Field sports)
  • Inter Placement Transfers
  • T-shirt
  • Admin fee
  • Processing Fee

All International participants must send their Fee Payment through this link.

Or through Direct Bank Transfer to:
Beneficiary: International Camps Network CC0001 33019 1995390

Bank of Montreal
International Banking, Head Office, Montreal
Branch: 2I0 4307 13Oth Avenue SE, Calgary, AB.
Direct Payment Routing Number CC0001
Account Number: 1995390

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FAQ´s- Training Session

The Camp Counselor training session is an essential component of the program. Be aware that if you are not capable to attend it completely, from start to end, Camp Europe will not be able to provide you with a placement opportunity.
NOTE> All Language Coaches & High Ropes Assistants must attend Training 1 & training 2.

Training 1: June 23rd – June 29th
Training 2: July 1st – July 7th
Training 3: July 15th – July 21st
Training 4: July 29th – August 4th
Exclusive Language Coach Training: July 1st – 7th, 2018 (approx 40 part.)

Campsite Address: Vethem 58, 29664 Walsrode, Germany
There are several ways to get to the camp site. An airport shuttle from Hamburg Airport will only be available for the main training. Shuttles from the train station Walsrode will also be available for all three alternative training sessions. Here are the different options:

Training 1
Option 1: Airport Shuttle from Hamburg International Airport (HAM) on Friday June 22nd, 2018. Meeting Point: McDonald’s patio on 3rd floor of terminal 1, departure at 6.00pm
Option 2: Walsrode train station shuttle on June 22nd, 2018 at 7:45pm
Option 3: Walsrode train station shuttle on June 23rd, 2018 at 10:45am
Option 4: Self arranged arrival on June 22nd after 8:00pm or June 23rd, 2018 before 11:00am.
Address: Camp Adventure Academy, Vethem 58, 29664 Walsrode, Germany

Training 2:
Option 1: Walsrode train station shuttle on July 1st, 2018 at 3:00pm.
Option 2: Self arranged arrival on July 1st between 4pm and 6pm
Address: Camp Adventure Academy, Vethem 58, 29664 Walsrode, Germany

Training 3:
Option 1: Walsrode train station shuttle on July 15th, 2018 at 3:00pm.
Option 2: Self arranged arrival on July 15th between 4pm and 6pm
Address: Camp Adventure Academy, Vethem 58, 29664 Walsrode, Germany

Training 4:
Option 1: Walsrode train station shuttle on July 29th, 2018 at 3:00pm.
Option 2: Self arranged arrival on July 29th between 4pm and 6pm
Address: Camp Adventure Academy, Vethem 58, 29664 Walsrode, Germany

Our intensive 7 day International Camp Counselor (ICC) training session will focus 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 whether it be High Ropes, Language Coaching, Survival & Adventure or Arts & Crafts. Furthermore, you will obtain a Bronze Cross -Life Guard- Course 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, just an hour away from Hamburg.
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.

All staff members will perform as International Camp Counselors. However, due to different camp programs some staff members will deepen their skills in different program areas.

The Language Coach training is aimed at those who will perform at one of the Language Camps. During the training you will learn our coaching philosophy and a variety of games and activities, so that you have the tools to keep the campers active and entertained.
Climbing & High ropes course training will provide you with a CA Academy program Area Assistant Director certificate.
Outdoor Adventure, Creative & Drama training will provide you with a CA Academy program Area Assistant Director certificate.
GEOlino training is only available for German speaking staff members with a very good language proficiency. The training will provide you with all necessary skills to lead a newspaper and photography workshop.

For International participants, the International Camp Counselor Training costs are already included in the fee. It includes: team coaching and training materials, as well as accommodation, food, and the shuttle service from the airport to the training.
Participation in the first aid certification course has a cost of 65 €. It also covers accommodation and meals.
Language Coach, Climbing & High Ropes, Outdoor Adventure, Arts & Crafts training are also free of charge for all International Participants
All senior staff, returning staff and new internees will meet for a fantastic training session full of great moments.
Last summer 180 staff members from 30 different nations joined our team.
The accommodation is in tents. The premises can be found by some people as basic or even rustic. We are all based on community collaboration, so we cook our own meals and we clean and tiddy up ourselves.
Although mid summer, at night it can get chilly. Bring warm clothes for sleeping.
Bring Bug spray.
Sometimes it can get really wet, bring rain gear and plastic bag for protecting your stuff from water.
Bring any musical instruments, typical stuff from your country and 1 donation item for the yearly charity silent auction.
There is no WI FI during training session and neither in most camp location. Take advantage of that great chance, unplug yourself and make friends from all over the world.

FAQ´s – Legal

For every completed week of performance, you are granted certain amount of money (weekly stipend), according to many factors such as:
Position & roles
Previous experience
Hosting camp
Number of weeks you participate
The season of the year, etc.
Weekly stipends oscillate between 75 euros/ week up to 250 Euros / week.
Camp Counsellor & Language Coach:

75 EUR first year staff members
100 EUR 2nd year staff members
150 EUR 3rd year staff members
Spring and Fall seasons: 250 EUR / week

All weekly stipends are paid in cash at the end of the each placement week.

Prior to departure, you will sign a Memorandum of Understanding, which might suffer minor changes according to your assigned camp & country of placement; however the main elements on it and the terms and conditions will remain unchanged.
During the on-site training session, any final contract particulars can be discussed with CE coordinators and senior staff.
It all depends on for how long is your placement and your country of citizenship.
For citizens of countries which do not require a Tourist Visa to get into the EU: No. Your participation in the program is structured under European laws as an Internship exempted from paying any sort of taxes. The money you will receive is mostly intended to help you recover your inter continental transportation expenses.

For citizens of countries which do require a Tourist visa to enter the EU, then yeas, you will need to obain a Tourist Visa and we can provide you with an acceptance letter that will help you during the paperwork process.

PLEASE note Camp Europe is unable to affect the immigration department´s decisions.

Yes. We are able to offer these placements only to participants who present either: A European Health Card, a valid International Medical Coverage Policy or a Travel Insurance that covers medical expenses for participants while they participate in the training course and during the full length of their placement.
You can get an instant quotation for a Reliable Full International Travel Insurance here.
No, although nuts in general are not included in the daily diet of our menus, we can not guarantee a peanut free environment.
Counselors placed in Germany, if they need to go from the training site to another placement location, will either get 75 EUR or a Rail ticket from Camp Europe.
All participants placed in Ireland, England or Spain will get a confirmation whether they are on a group flight or not (group flight means being responsible for campers transfers) 4 weeks prior to staff training.
Before training participants should not book a transfer flight as we will arrange and send further instructions by then.
In case the participant is not on a group flight, then he/she will have to book the plane ticket on their own and will receive a refund up to 300 EUR, upon presenting the invoice.
Camp Europe will also cover the Change/cancellation fee, in case last moment changes occur to the participant’s placement offer. Make sure you buy the supplement for cancellation insurance. Camp Europe will not refund for an entire lost ticket!
We do not offer any sort of jobs.
We are an International Placement Partnership Organization.
We offer International Placement Opportunities> Summer Staff – Internship – Diplomas.

The Payable Fee covers many different expenses by offering a full service package, which includes:

Full Room & Board
All Program’s Materials,
Airport Shuttle
Transportation to Hosting Camps,
Administrative Costs.
4 different exhaustive training sessions that will develop and enhance your personal, physical and teaching skills:
International Camp Counselor Training.
Bronze Cross Lifeguard Training
High Ropes Course Assistant Training,
Language Coach Training,
Outdoor Adventure Guide Training,
Crafts & Drama Program Training,

We do have a strong commitment with students and their low budgets. You can tell how much other volunteer opportunities cost these days.

Yes, you should consider the costs of:
Plane / Train Ticket to Hamburg / Walsrode (to attend the training session)
Health Coverage (Insurance)
1st aid Certificate
DBS / Criminal record Check
Personal Expenses

FAQ´s – Placement

Not necessarily. Your placement assignation is established according to many factors, such as: your time availability, camp preferences, interview results, etc.
Most likely you will have from 3 days and up to 2 weeks between training and first placement. In such case, you can take advantage to go traveling around on your own or with new friends you will make during training.
As a Language Coach, you have to create and run your own program for a few hours every day teaching english to kids; through games, group dynamics, sports, creative activities, etc. The weekly stipend you receive is determined by your expertise level and responsibilities. After your teaching sessions, you will become a regular camp support staff.
As a Counselor, you will be in charge of a group (6-8) of children / youth. Making sure they are safe, having fun, integrating to camp life, performing their chores, and over all, motivating them to have a great summer time in the outdoors.
As an Adventure Guide you will either assist in the High Ropes Course or run projects like Kayak, Canoeing, Survival.
There are main goals within the programs. Its content is carefully set out in our Camp Europe’s program guidelines; however, the specific activities which are used to reach these goals can vary according to your skills and interests. This will all be discussed in detail during the training session.
Every 2 weeks, you get one night off (from dinner time and until breakfast time the next morning).
Also, every camp session starts on a Sunday evening and it ends the following Saturday morning. So, between Saturday noon (after clean up) you have time to go out and relax, either on your own or with the rest of the camp’s staff crew.
They come from all over the globe! Last summer we had participants from 29 different countries. Mainly: Germany, Ireland, UK, Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Egypt, Spain, Mexico, South Africa, South America, India, China, Bolivia, France, Finland, Luxembourg, Italy and others. The counselors are generally between 19 and 35 years old.
Working always in mixed age groups, tolerance and respect for diversity is a constant.
Every year, we create a pool of email addresses with all participants that accept to share their contact details, in order to get you in contact with other participants. The email for participants to get in contact with each other is sent by mid May
Also, you can always access our facebook page to get Social with Camp Europe.
If you are participating as a Language Coach it will be very convenient, as you will be required to prepare lessons, and do presentations.
If you are participating as a Camp Counselor, you can also bring it, if you will.
As for other items, you will get a packing list later on, along with your Preliminary Placement Offer.
No, but be prepared to get immersed in the local language, and be open to the idea of exploring the culture, the food and traditions of a foreign nation.
Yes; However, contract extension decisions are to be agreed upon, directly with the Camp Europe representatives in your host country in Europe. Every year we have a few spots available to teach English during the Spring and the Fall.
If you are interested, make sure to let us know so on your application and during the interview.
At all camps there is always a vegetarian meal option.
No, we are not a travel agency. However, we can provide tips and offer suggestions, based on our experience. Airfare reservations and purchases are the sole responsibility of each participant.
Camp Europe provides a complimentary shuttle service from Hamburg Airport to the General Training site (only for Training 1 – June 22nd).
Additionally, you can also get picked up at the train station in Walsrode.
No. Of course not.
However, most of our participants do take advantage of the summer time, the people they meet and the time off they have.
That being said, depending on the training session, and your placement dates, you may have an opportunity to travel before your training session, between your training session and placement, in between and/or after your placement(s).