International Summer Camp UK

Camp Counsellor Role

Who are we looking for?

Our summer staff team will be compromised of approximately 24 camp counsellors. The camp counsellor is a role model, friend, leader and mentor for our campers. Each counsellor is responsible for a cabin group of 8 - 12 campers - living, eating, laughing, supporting and organising activities with their group.

The Camp Counsellor facilitates friendships, runs unique cabin activities and is responsible for the pastoral care, safety and well-being of their campers. 

The counsellor role is a fully residential role. The role includes food and accommodation.

Each counsellor will run at least one elective activity in the morning and afternoon based on skill and experience. When applying, please look at which electives you have experience in teaching:

  • English Language (minimum TEFL qualification)
  • Art
  • Film-Making
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Sports & Football
  • Tennis
  • Dance
  • Cooking & Baking
  • Journalism
  • Performing Arts
  • Creative Superstar (baking, craft projects, smoothie-making, t-shirt making)
  • Rockstar! (music - guitar, keyboard, drums & singing)

Please note, counsellors are required to have significant experience in their elective area(s), with previous teaching experience desired. Counsellors will be solely responsible for leading a group of up to 20 children, in the elective activity (up to 4 hours per day, 5 days per week and 8 weeks over the course of the summer).

About You

Candidates must demonstrate the following skills and characteristics:


  • Experience working directly with groups of young people aged 7-17
  • Have or willing to obtain a first-aid certificate
  • Fluent in English
  • Ability to be a positive role model for young people
  • Experience in teaching at least one of the elective activities
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced and demanding environment
  • Maturity to be responsible for the care, well-being and safety of young people


  • Experience of working in a residential youth environment 
  • Experience of working with young people from a range of nationalities

Other Information

  1. All applicants must successfully pass full background and reference checks 
  2. All successful applicants must be available to work the duration of the Camp, including staff training.
  3. Staff get 1 day off per week, scheduled by the Camp
  4. The salary for working at Camp is £950. This includes room and board (the salary is subject to all normal UK taxes - e.g. PAYE and National Insurance Contributions)
  5. For full information on the Camp Counsellor job description, please see here

Summer Employment Dates (including staff training):

Start Date: Wednesday July 21, 2021 (2pm)

End Date: Saturday August 7th, 2021 (6pm)

These dates include a mandatory 4-day staff training period.