Activity Counsellor Role
The activity counsellors ensure our electives are run to an extremely high level. Electives are an integral part of Camp and allow our campers to develop skills, ability and passion for the chosen subject.
What do Activity Counsellors do?
Activity counsellors have two responsibilities. Their first one is teaching an elective activity. Their second one is being a co-counsellor in a cabin during certain parts of the day (mainly during mealtimes and evenings). For full information on what cabin groups are, please the job information on cabin counsellor roles.
Activity counsellors teach between 1 -2 electives, based on their experience, skills and what our schedule requires.
What are Elective Activities?
Electives provide campers with the opportunity to plan their own personalised activity schedule. Elective 1 is in the morning for 2 hours and elective 2 is in the afternoon for 2 hours.
They focus on developing key skills and personal growth. Campers choose 2 electives per week.
You are required to have the skills, experience and confidence to be able to lead your elective(s) on your own. There will be a maximum of 20 campers per elective.
Some electives require the activity counsellor to definitely teach more than one elective. Some have been paired up underneath:
Electives Available (Pairings are highlighted)
- Outdoor Adventure
- Film-Making & Journalism
- English Language
- Sports & Football
- Art & Creative Superstar
- Rockstar! (Piano/keyboard, drums or guitar)
- Performing Arts & Dance
Please see our elective page for further information on what activities take place within each elective
|Time||What's Happening||What will you be doing?|
|8am - 8.30am||Wake Up||
|8.30am - 9.15am||Breakfast||
|9.15am - 9.35am||Cabin Cleanup||
|9.35am - 9.45am||Circle Time||
|9.45am - 11.45am||Elective 1||
|11.45am - 12.30pm||Electronics Time||
|12.30pm - 1.15pm||Lunch||
|1.15pm - 2.30pm||Siesta||
|2.30pm - 4.30pm||Elective 2||
|4.30pm - 5.45pm||Cabin Group Activity||
|5.45pm - 6pm||Flagpole||
|6pm - 7pm||Dinner||
|7pm - 7.15pm||All-Camp Prep||
|7.15pm - 8.30pm||All-Camp||
|8.30pm - 10.30pm||Bed Time||
*other breaks will also be given throughout the day
Candidates must demonstrate the following skills and characteristics:
- Experience working directly with groups of young people aged 7-17
- Must have the skills, experience and confidence to run between 1-2 electives for a group of up to campers on their own
- Must have experience in their chosen elective, ideally prior teaching experience
- Willing to work with all age groups - 7 - 17 year olds
- Fluent in English
- Ability to be a positive role model for young people
- Experience of working in a fast-paced and demanding environment
- Maturity to be responsible for the care, well-being and safety of young people
- Ability to facilitate friendships between campers
Essential Personality & Skills:
- Experience of working in a residential youth environment
- Experience of working with young people from a range of nationalities
- All applicants must successfully pass full background and reference checks
- All successful applicants must be available to work the duration of the Camp, including staff training.
- Staff get 1 day off per week, scheduled by the Camp