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Call for Camp Counselors

STEM Summer Session and Danube Green Summer School

AFS is an international, non-governmental, non for profit organization offering experience-based learning opportunities to young people to help them develop intercultural skills and a more global perspective on issues of global interest.


With our Global Prep Summer Sessions, we offer international summer camps for groups of up to 25 high schoolers (age 14-17) from different countries at different sites in Germany. The groups will be accommodated in a youth hostel or self-catering house and will experience a carefully planned program of workshops, excursions, day trips and fun activities. Working language at camps is English.


In 2015, there are two different Sessions:

Danube Green Summer School on sustainability

  • for young people from the Danube region (Southeastern and Central Eastern Europe including Germany)
  • in Ulm (youth hostel accommodation)
  • Date: July 31- August 15 2015

STEM Summer Session on technology and science

  • for an international group, with participants coming from Asia, the Americas, and Germany
  • in Bielefeld (self-catering Kolpinghaus)
  • Date: August 7- August 24

For each of these camps, we seek

4 Volunteer Camp Counselors, who will:

  • live with the group on site and be available for issues concerning individual and group needs and well-being
  • accompany and guide the group in their overall program of workshops, excursions, day trips, and fun activities, including using public transport to get around with the group
  • run daily intercultural reflections according to a set curriculum

Counselors will receive detailed training on the program, curriculum details, technical and administrational questions, and intercultural aspects of group needs on the weekend of June 27-28, 2015. Participation is obligatory, costs will be covered.

Expectations towards applicants:

  • At least 18 years old
  • Available for the full length of both the session and the training weekend
  • Proven experience of working with international youth groups, preferably in a camp leader position
  • Basic knowledge of intercultural concepts and models
  • Interest in the session's topic
  • Able to listen and speak comfortably in English, fluency in German is a must
  • Stress-resilient, team-player, with a talent for logistics and travel
  • Knowledge of other languages (e.g. the participants' mother tongue) is a plus
  • Driving license is a plus

All applicants will be asked to present a certificate of good conduct (police clearance), expenses for obtaining it will be reimbursed. During the session, full food and logding is provided. Further, Camp Counselors will receive a compensation of 50 Euro per camp day.

For questions regarding the call, please contact Henni Weiser via email or call her at +49 (0)40 399222-34.