positions open for 2019 Session Two.
July 6 to August 3.
Most people can claim to be a camper at least once in their lives. So this summer, consider traveling back as a camp counselor in a summer camp in Italy teaching English.
Dance around in your shorts, flip-flops and your “You Can Camp” tee shirt. Get to know your fellow counselors by eating meals with them and sharing an apartment. It’s hard to sit around worrying what others think of you when you’re playing games, creating world-class art projects, going over words and phrases in English with Italian kids and having an amazing lunch of pasta followed by Espresso or Cappuccino and then heading out to the beach or catching up on an afternoon nap.
You work each day with 30+ day campers and 15 staff for a month. You will not falter in your confidence or ability. You’ll learn to trust your gut. Learn how to communicate in English and Italian. You will relish in being a role model for the campers and enjoy increased responsibility and awareness. You will wonder where you got all that enthusiasm.
The program is four weeks for each session.
Not included, but generally a visa is not required in advance. You will enter Italy as a tourist, which is valid up to 90 days.
June 7 to July 6. Session 1
July 6 to August 3. Session 2
Porto Sant’Elpidio in the Marche region of eastern Italy.
There are two videos below. The first one is longer and along with camp scenes, has interviews with some of the counselors. The other video is a music video from the camp.
The fee you pay to be a language camp counselor in Italy goes to our 501(c)(3) non-profit company, The GeoVisions Foundation. The program donation for this experience covers our costs of placing you on the program in a safe apartment and neighborhood. The fee helps our non-profit to provide your accommodation, meals, insurance, pre-departure & in-country support. We provide 24/7 emergency service, manned by real people. We update our tutor materials and tutoring aids constantly and provide a real ESL Teacher who is here via email to give you personalized assistance if you feel you need ideas. You are supported from the moment you contact us to the time you return … and beyond, through our active Alumni Community.
Be sure to speak to your tax preparer to see if any of these fees can be deducted as a charitable donation.
This is a volunteer program, and as such, you will need to factor in not only the program fee above, but your airfare and if you live outside the US, your insurance.
It is hard to calculate your spending money requirements, so think about any additional meals and travel during your time in Italy.
Apartments and landlords, like you, are screened. And many times, we have used the same apartment each year. This is our 7th year providing counselors for this camp and so we know the locals and the neighborhoods really well.
Not only do we provide our own book, A Tutor’s Guide–Teaching English to Families and Children (this is included in our mobile app), you receive FREE teaching materials through our mobile app. We employ a full time ESL Teacher, right here on staff. Betsy is here for you before you depart and while you’re abroad. Email Help Me Teach (or chat with Betsy with our mobile app). She will answer your questions and provide detailed and personalized ideas to help you be successful.
The location for this camp is set in Porto Sant’Elpidio in the Marche region of eastern Italy.
Yes and Yes!
We need 10 counselors for each session, and so the more the merrier! You live in an apartment, so you certainly can room with your friend(s).