PGL began recruitment for overseas positions on September 1, signalling the first step on the route for up to 2,500 successful applicants to take up their roles in the UK, France and Spain in summer 2016. PGL have varied roles for next summer, including in retail, housekeeping, admin, maintenance, instructor positions, and language jobs. Positions are already filling up but the three we have highlighted here are all available now.
Children across the United States are getting excited for the summer, when their parents will pack them off to the wilderness and entrust them into the care of - if you are quick enough - YOU.
Thousands of jobs in America will need filling over the next few months as the summer camp industry scours the world looking for people to keep America’s children safe and entertained during summer 2015.
Chris quit a job for a life on the road, working as a surf instructor in Ecuador and appearing in a nudist movie, Franca and Dale took care of 600 dogs in Thailand, Kim dropped explosives out of a helicopter onto ski slopes, while Kaley went to Spain in 2009 to teach English and stayed because of a boy.
Last Friday we highlighted working in summer camps but other countries also have summer camps but with the focus for participants centred more on learning English rather than sports and outdoor activities.
A camp counsellor has been described as a "cross between a teacher and a big brother or sister." Your main role will be to keep the children safe and occupied for as long as they are awake, while those that don’t want to work directly with children may be able to find work in the background in catering, cleaning or maintenance positions.
The institution of attending summer camp is ingrained in American culture. Most Americans can expect to attend one of the many thousands of summer camps dotted across the states sometime in their lives.
If rumours of the gap year’s demise are true then this post will go mostly unread as students instead forego a break between A levels and university to avoid the rise in tuition fees. Plenty though will either worry about the financial hangover later or consider a year out a worthwhile investment in their future.