Italy Camp Counselor - 4 Weeks



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.

Requirements and Duties
  • Summer camp counselors must be native English speakers.
  • Counselors need to have a college degree or be in college, have one of the following requirements:  teaching experience, camp counselor experience, or teaching English as a second language certificate.
  • Be in good health.
  • Have good lesson planning and organization skills.
  • Skills in sports, music, singing, etc are extremely helpful.
  • Share your language with the language camp 20 hours a week Monday to Friday. It's easy doing this in a summer camp in Italy teaching English.
  • Be on time for camp each day.
  • Manage your own personal expenses (telephone bills, clothing, entertainment and spending money)
What You Receive
  • A comfortable, safe place to live in Italy, including lunch each day.
  • Airport pickup (in Rome) during specified times.  If flights do not arrive during the arrival time (before 1 pm), precise information will be provided on how to reach the accommodations.  (Cost of transportation, if outside of specified times, is not included.)
  • Medical, and accident insurance for US citizens.

Program Length

The program is four weeks.

Program Fee


Additional Fee Information

The fee you pay to be a volunteer 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 neighborhood. Your fee also goes to provide you transport from Rome to Porto Sant'Elpidio to begin your orientation and camp.  We rent a van to transport you from your apartment each day to camp. We also provide lunch for you each Monday through Friday. The fee helps us provide your accommodation, insurance, pre-departure & in-country support. We provide 24/7 emergency service, manned by real people. You are supported from the moment you contract 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.

Full Program Description

  • The program is designed to provide plenty of time on weekends to experience the Italian culture.  Many other summer camp counselors have had time to travel all over Italy during the weekends. Some have even taken the overnight ferry to Croatia.
  • You put in around 20 hours each week playing games with the campers and speaking English each day, and the rest of your time is spent traveling and experiencing the culture in depth.
  • Enhance your resume with this International teaching experience.
  • You will learn some Italian living and teaching English in Italy.
  • Previous counselors have told us they become more independent and confident.
What You Get For Your Program Fee
  • Personalized Volunteer Placement through our Partner in Italy, including all the coordination, in-person visits and communication necessary with the local organization.
  • A comfortable, safe place to live in Italy, including lunch each day.
  • An experienced U.S. based GeoVisions Program Manager who will serve as your coordinator and liaison with our in-country staff in Italy.
  • Airport pickup (in Rome) during specified times.  If flights do not arrive during the arrival time (before 1 pm), precise information will be provided on how to reach the accommodations.  (Cost of transportation, if outside of specified times, is not included.)
  • Professional, locally-based staff to provide orientation, supervision and guidance throughout your stay.
  • Medical, and accident insurance for US citizens.
  • Important documents, including in-depth pre-departure packs, orientation information, and all in-country informational materials.
  • A toll-free 24-hour emergency hotline in the U.S.  Call collect from Italy.  Our emergency line is manned by real people.

Program Timing

You will need to apply soon to go in 2018. We had 10 people on the wait list this year who could not go. Apply early as this camp is typically full by the end of December.

2018 Dates: Session One: Friday, June 8 to Saturday, July 7. Session Two: Saturday, July 7 to Saturday, August 4.

Working Hours

4-5 hours per day, Monday through Friday.


Included. A formal orientation is given on site the weekend you arrive.

Language Training

Not included.

Language Requirements

It is always helpful to have some knowledge of Italian.

Age Requirements

21-35 years of age.

Program Location

Porto Sant'Elpidio in the Marche region of eastern Italy.

Visa Costs

A Visa will not be needed on this program.


Your continued good health and safety during your time abroad is of critical importance to GeoVisions, and to the success of the program.

With the new healthcare and insurance laws in the United States, GeoVisions cannot legally provide travel, health and accident insurance on our group plan for any participant who resides outside the US. If that is you, we hope you will still participate with us. We struggle to understand these insurance laws in our country every day.

For US Citizens, GeoVisions has arranged accident and health insurance services through STA Travel.  You will be sent details of the plan appropriate to you before departure.  Please read the information about the plan carefully.

If you reside outside the US, please find out if your current health insurance plan covers you when you travel. If it does not, you will need to purchase an insurance plan separately. Then, simply send us a scan or photo of your insurance card. It’s that simple. And for the record, we don't understand or agree with these laws either.

GeoVisions takes your health very seriously. We have specially trained staff on duty 24 hours a day, 7-days a week to assist you wherever you are.

Airport Transfers

Included. Airport pickup in Rome and transport to Porto Sant'Elpidio and Macerata is included. Please arrive Rome by 1 pm. If you arrive later, the cost of transport is not included but directions to the camp will be provided.


In Porto Sant'Elpidio, you will live in an apartment near the beach.


Lunch is provided Monday through Friday. You can go out and buy your dinner or shop at the local market and cook at your apartment.