positions open for 2020 session two
July 18 to August 15
Most people can claim to be a camper at least once in their lives. So this summer, consider traveling as a camp counselor in a summer camp on Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands in Spain, teaching English.
Dance around in your shorts and flip-flops. Get to know your fellow counselors by eating meals with them. 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 Spanish kids and having an amazing lunch of goat, rabbit or fish and then after your last class, 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 Spanish. 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 the Canary Islands as a tourist, which is valid for up to 90 days.
June 20 to July 18. Session 1
July 18 to August 15. Session 2
On the North or the South areas of the Island of Tenerife. Tenerife is the largest and most populated island of the seven Canary Islands. It is also the most populated island of Spain. The island has many beaches (with sands from yellow to black) and resort areas, including Los Cristianos and Playa de las Américas.
The island attracts over six million visitors a year. Combine white sandy beaches or put your explorer's hat on and step beyond the tourist spots. Discover an island of extraordinary beauty and diversity, with remote mountain-ridge villages, cultured port settlements, and charming ancient towns.
The video below captures the highlights of where you will be for a month this summer!
The fee you pay to be a language camp counselor in The Canary Islands 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, welcoming host family. The fee helps our non-profit to provide your accommodation, pre-departure, a camp counselor position & in-country support and 2 meals per day with your host family. We provide tutoring materials on our mobile application. 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 your health insurance.
It is hard to calculate your spending money requirements, so think about any additional meals and travel during your time in Tenerife.
After you make sure that you meet the camp counselor qualifications, the next step is to apply.
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1. Submit the online application along with the deposit.
2. You'll receive a link for a supplemental form and additional materials to submit.
3. We work with our partner in Spain to match you with a well-screened host family.
4. We'll email you the host family information.
6. Find and purchase your flights.
7. Arrange your international health insurance.
8. If you need a visa, please arrange for your visa.
9. Fly to Spain and then Tenerife and begin your summer camp program and cultural experience as a summer camp counselor!
Host families have usually hosted before. They are screened by our local office right in Tenerife. A double shared room in a local family is provided. Host families reside in north or south of the island of Tenerife. You will have breakfast and dinner with your host family each day.
Counselors have an orientation in Tenerife prior to beginning camp.
The location for this camp is set in the Canary Islands, Spain. There are 7 islands in the chain, and Tenerife is the most populated of the 7 islands.
Yes and Yes!
We need 10 counselors for each session, and so the more the merrier! You live two counselors per host family, so you certainly can room with your friend.
If you first fly to Madrid or Barcelona, you will find between 5 and 10 flights per day to Tenerife.
Ryan Air is the cheapest connection, but Air Europa, Iberia Express and Vueling are also flying from both airports.
Check this site: www.bintercanarias.com
This company has weekly connections to Morocco if you want to visit there before or after your camp counselor experience. Our office in Tenerife can provide assistance if you like.