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American Village Camps in France – September 2018

July 3, 2018

Mark Buckley, a technical assistant with American Village, has written with information about their village camps.

“Job Description : American Village Camps in France

Position Title : English Language Camp Counselor

Dates : Positions available starting in September 2018

Location : One of our 5 language villages across France. Exact location to be announced after hire.

Description : American Village Camps in France is looking to hire English-language camp counselors!  We have programs that are British-themed and American-themed.  Our camps have been running with success for 24 years! 

Our immersion camps create a positive environment where it is fun, natural and necessary to use English. Each camp also focuses on cultural exchange. Native Anglophone counselors lead activities & English classes. Activities are things like sports, arts and crafts, large-scale games, skits, story-telling, song-leading & cheers. Counselors are also responsible for the safety and well-being of the campers under their care. Counselors live at camp for the duration of their contract.

This is a unique work experience in rural France, working on a multi-cultural team and meeting people from all over the United Kingdom and North America – all while having fun with the campers under your care.

  • Monthly Salary : 1170 euros per month, before French taxes
  • 50 euro travel reimbursement within France
  • All housing and meals are paid for by the employer (around 30 euros/day/person)
    • We do not provide family, couples, or pet housing
  • Accident/liability insurance while working
  • Our Website : 

 An ideal English language counselor applicant is : 

  • Someone who is outgoing, fun and energetic!
  • Someone who is responsible, organized and tidy!
  • Someone who loves working with people of all ages!

 Minimum Qualifications :

  • We seek camp counselors who are native English speakers.
  • minimum age 20, (generally applicants are 20 to 35 years old)
  • recent camp counselling or childcare experience
  • clear criminal history
  • a positive professional reference
  • a high school diploma (A-levels) from a school in an anglophone country
  • Knowledge of French is not a requirement!
  • Having a CELTA diploma is not a requirement, but can be a plus!

 Want to apply? Read more about the program and access the online application on our website:



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