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Call for Camp Counselors

AFS - Interkulturelle Begegenungen e.V.

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Call for Camp Counselors

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 high schoolers (age 14-17) from different countries at different cities in Germany and China. The groups of 20 to 30 participants will be ac-commodated in youth hostels and will experience a carefully planned program of workshops, excursions, day trips and fun activities. Working language at camps is English. In 2018, there are 7 different sessions:

 

MINT Summer Sessions: Labs and Engineering for a sustainable future

for participants from Asia, Africa, the Americas, Europe and Germany

• July 7 - July 22 Intercultural MINT Summer Session in Würzburg

• July 28 - August 12 Intercultural MINT Summer Session in Bielefeld

for participants from Turkey and Germany

• August 5 – August 19 Intercultural Science Lab in Braunschweig

 

Green Summer Sessions: Nature, lifestyle, and sustainable development

for participants from Asia, Africa, the Americas, Europe and Germany

• July 7 - July 22 Intercultural Green Summer Session in Bremen

• July 28 - August 12 Intercultural Green Summer Session in Bremen

 

Intercultural Transatlantic Camp on Media Literacy

• July 7 - July 22 for participants from the US and Germany in Cologne

 

Movies and Cultures: China and Germany in my Eyes

• July 21 - August 12 for participants from China and Germany (first part of a two year film project) in Zheng-zhou, China

 

For each of these camps, we seek

2 - 4 Volunteer Camp Counselors

Camp Counselors 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 activi-ties, including using public transport to get around with the group

- run daily intercultural reflections according to a set curriculum.

 

Expectations towards applicants:

- At least 19 years old (for the program in China and Cologne 21 years)

- 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

All applicants will be asked to present a certificate of good conduct (police clearance) as well as a First Aid Certificate.

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 15 to 17, 2018. Participation is obligatory, costs will be covered.

Arrival date for camp counselors is one day before participants; departure can be at the same day as participants. During the session, full board and lodging is provided, travel expenses will be reimbursed. Further, Camp Counselors will receive a compensation of 50 Euro per camp day including pre-arrival day.

Applications via http://link.afs.de/gp-betreuer

For questions regarding the call please contact Elke.Sager@afs.de or call +49 (0)40 399 222-975.

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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.

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