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Camp Counselor in France at American Village Camps

Are you energetic, creative, and an initiative-taker? Do you love working with children? Work in France next spring! American Village Camps seek British Counselors for British-themed overnight camps for French children. Work in France this Spring!

What are you going to do:

American Village Camps in France runs camps from February to October, annually. We've been running English immersion camps in France since 1994! Our English Language Counselors live at our immersion camps, scattered in the countryside across France! They lead activities & English classes for French children between the ages of 8 & 17 years old. Counselors are responsible for the safety and well-being of the campers under their care.

Counselor Start dates:

  • 03 - 05 May *IMMEDIATE HIRE*
  • 10 May
  • 30 May
  • 26 June

British Village Camps are open from March to July, and again in September & October. Counselor contracts vary between 4 and 8 weeks long. See the 2019 start dates on our recruitment website. We have 2019 counselor start dates in March, May, June, July, and September!

(Are you American or Canadian? We also hire for American-themed camps!)

2– 8 week contracts available starting March 28, 2019

What we offer:

  • A salary for all days worked: 1170 Euros / month.
  • Shared dorm-style housing with other counselors, bedding included.
  • Meals included.
  • Free laundry services are available at least once a week.
  • No fees associated with the obtainment of your temporary work permit (North Americans).
  • Absolutely no application fee to apply to this job.
  • All counselors may request a 50€ defrayal of train travel to their village.
  • Accident insurance while working for work-related injuries.
  • We have multiple camps running simultaneously across France. Nacel pays for any work-related transportation costs if the counselor changes camps.

What we ask:

  • At least finished high school
  • We only seek Language Counselors who are native English speakers.
  • Required experience: camp counseling, childcare, &/or teaching experience.
  • Clear criminal history
  • 20 years old is the minimum age requirement for foreign counselors. A typical applicant is between 20 and 35 years old.
  • High school diploma from a high school in an Anglophone country & correct grammar and spelling on application.
  • First-hand knowledge of North American culture.
  • Be a team player, be organized, and be able to disconnect from technology during working hours (no smartphones while with the kids)
  • Know enough about British history and culture to brainstorm themed activities and skits
  • Be excited about performing in skits, telling stories, leading songs & cheers, etc.


Are you the perfect candidate? Click the button 'apply now' and we'll contact you as soon as possible!

Extra information

France is the number one tourist destination in the world. While our counselors live and work on-location at camp, they generally use their time before or after their employment to discover France - its traditions, cuisine, landscapes, language and people. Our teams can be quite multi-cultural and friendships are easily made in a camp setting. Working with children is a rewarding experience and also, a lot of fun!

Education Level
Secondary School, College, University, Other
East Midlands, North, South East, London, West Midlands, Yorkshire
Working hours per week
Type of Contract
Summer / Holiday Jobs, Temporary Full Time
Salary indication
€1,170 Per Month
Responsible for
Camp Counselor in France at British Village Camps
Type of Job
Sport / Adventure, Teaching / Instructors / Guides
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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