Camp Counselor in France at American Village Camps

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American Village Camps in France

American Village camps were created for French youth in 1993. Our English-immersion camps create a positive environment where it is fun, natural & necessary to use English. The majority of our camps are American-themed. We have some British-themed camps as well.

We hire North American, British, and French counselors for periods of 4 to 8 weeks between the months of February & October at a variety of locations across France.

Counselors are paid a monthly salary, they also receive certain benefits like meals, lodging, access to laundry, access to internet and a 50 euro train reimbursement for arrival to camp.

American Village Camps are owned and managed by Nacel France, and belong to the Go&Live corporate group. The Go&Live group promotes learning in France through active participation, cultural exchange and linguistic immersion.

Job Details

Job Headline: Camp Counselor in France at American Village Camps
Job Location: France, Europe
Minimum Salary: 1170
Maximum Salary: 1170
Salary Currency: Euro (EUR)
Salary Frequency: Month
Job Type: Full Time
Job Category: Summer Camp
Job Title: Teacher

Work in France this September! Now hiring camp counselors to work at Back to School Camps from September 15 - October 28, 2017!

American Village Camps seek energetic, creative, initiative-takers who are native English speakers & love working with children. We’ve been running English immersion camps in France for over 20 years!

American Village camps are for French children. Our Language Counselors live on camp, they create and lead activities, as well as English classes. Our Language Counselors are responsible for the safety and well-being of the campers under their care.

We hire North American, British, and French counselors for camps running between February & October at a variety of camp locations across France! 2018 Recruitment will open in November 2017, you can read the dates on our recruitment website in October.

Position title : English Language Camp Counselor

Now hiring :

- Language counselors for American Village Back to School Camps from September 15 - October 28.
- Language counselors for British Village Autumn Camp from October 19 - 28.

Location : One of our language villages in southwestern or southeastern France. Exact location to be announced after hire.

Apply to this unique work experience in rural France, working on a multi-cultural team and meeting people from all over France as well as Anglophone countries across the globe - all while having fun with the campers under your care.

- 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.

- Nacel will pay any work-related transportation costs if the counselor has to change work locations.


We only seek Language Counselors who are native English speakers.

- Required experience : camp counseling, childcare, &/or teaching experience

- Clear criminal history

- 20 years old is the minimum age requirement for foreign counselors. A typical applicant is between 20 and 35 years old.

- High school diploma from a high school in an Anglophone country & correct grammar and spelling on application.


- Be a team player, be organized, and be able to disconnect from technology during working hours (no smartphones while with the kids).

- Be capable of organizing activities : sports, arts & crafts, dance, large scale games, etc.

- Be excited about performing in skits, telling stories, leading songs & cheers, etc.

- Know enough about USA History and Culture to brainstorm theme activities and skits.

- Be receptive to learning about our approach to teaching English, and implementing it in the classroom!

How to Apply

The application process and application tips are outlined on the American Village recruitment website. A professional reference is required. That is where you can access the online application:

We advise you to read through the entire recruitment website and the document Applicant Tips before completing the online application.

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Working at American Village Camps is a good first ESL job.

It gives you experience:

- Making lesson plans (2 hrs of ESL class, daily)

- Using ESL games

- Working with beginners

- Practicing TPR

- Perfecting your communication skills

- Meeting other ESL teachers

- Getting international work experience

All the while having fun with games and activities in English.

For more seasoned ESL teachers, it is a good fit if you are ready to get out of the classroom and onto the playing field! This is a language camp counselor job, there are no ESL office hours, if the kids have questions, they will ask you while playing with you in activities!

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