How Hiring : American Village Camps in France (265 views)

Work in France! We’re now hiring for positions starting March 17 or 31, 2017!

American Village Camps seek energetic, creative, initiative-takers who are native English speakers & love working with children.  Counselors live on camp, they create and lead activities, as well as English classes. Counselors are responsible for the safety and well-being of the campers under their care. We’ve been running English immersion camps in France for over 20 years!

American Village camps are for French children between the ages of 7 & 17 years old. We hire North American, British, and French counselors for periods of 1 to 8 weeks between the months of February & October at a variety of camp locations across France!  All of our 2017 dates are on our recruitment website.



Apply to this unique work experience in rural France, working on a multi-cultural team and meeting people from all over France as well as Anglophone countries across the globe – all while having fun with the campers under your care.

– 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.

– Nacel will pay any work-related transportation costs if the counselor has to change work locations.

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!



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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.



– Be a team player, be organized, and be able to disconnect from technology during working hours (no smartphones while with the kids).

– Be capable of organizing activities : sports, arts & crafts, dance, large scale games, etc.

– Be excited about performing in skits, telling stories, leading songs & cheers, etc.

– Know enough about USA History and Culture to brainstorm theme activities and skits.

– Be receptive to learning about our approach to teaching English, and implementing it in the classroom!

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