2019 Session 2 positions open
As a summer camp counselor in Thailand, by teaching English during day camps, you will give many children an opportunity to learn an important skill that they can use to better their lives.
Becoming a summer camp counselor in Thailand is not only highly rewarding, it’s a lot of fun. In Thailand, GeoVisions’ language camps provide English language education to disadvantaged youth. This gives them an opportunity to learn an important skill that they can use to better their lives. These language camps mostly take place in and around schools. Students are offered a chance to practice their English in a more creative setting of activities and learning that make the day a lot more fun.
During the camp days you will participate in many creative activities using art and music with the children. You will also have time for plenty of exercise playing soccer during activity time. It’s the Thai kids’ favorite sport.
Counselors will have an online prep course.
As a "thank you gift" from the camps, expect approximately US$100-150 in local currency.
Not included. You will enter on the "O" visa for volunteers. GeoVisions will help you with this process. Current cost for this visa is $80 US. The "O" visa is good for 90-days.
Session 1: June 24, 2019. Session 2: July 22, 2019
Arrival into Bangkok and then transfer for orientation. Camps are in different locations throughout Thailand so you will be able to see different areas of Thailand in the process.
There are two videos below. The first one is an overview of what it's like to be a camp counselor in Thailand. The other is a humorous video about eating in Thailand.
The fee you pay to be a language camp counselor in Thailand goes to our 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity, 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
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
It is hard to calculate your spending money requirements, so think about any additional meals and travel during your time in Thailand.
There are five camps and you will work at each camp 2 days and maybe on occasion 3 days.
Camps are normally run from a local school and as part of a school day. Schools apply in advance to be considered for a visit by GeoVisions counselors.
Counselors will arrive in Bangkok and check into accommodations for orientation.
Counselors will travel to different schools and locations throughout Thailand and participate in English camps for disadvantaged children.
Yes and Yes!
We need a total of 10 counselors so the more the merrier! You live in an apartment, so you certainly can room with your friend(s). And it will give you someone to travel with when you're not at a camp.
Yes. GeoVisions provides a 2-day orientation program in Bangkok, Thailand that covers Thai language, culture and society. There is also one day or “hands on” experience.
Included throughout the program. Counselors will live in modern accommodations that include Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, and are convenient to our offices and campus. The accommodations provided are based on double occupancy.
3 breakfasts and 2 lunches are included during orientation. All meals are included while at the camps. When you're not at a camp your meals are not provided.