"Without a doubt the best 6 months of my life. I met friends for life and grew so much as a person! It’s the perfect environment to grow into the outdoor educator you want to be! I loved every minute!" -Tom, UK (participant in 2018)
March 12th to September 24th, 2023
An exciting 6-month Outdoor Education Diploma program nestled in the woods between Hamburg, Hannover, and Bremen. A life changing experience where you will live, learn, and thrive in an international community. Throughout the program you will be given the opportunity to develop your skills in outdoor education, team building and leadership. Camp Europe is committed to providing you with an experiential learning environment where you can grow both professionally and personally. The program facilitates training, development, and certification though our partners at Camp Adventure Academy. If you are 21+ years old and looking for an amazing program in Europe, this is the place for you.
The intensive training sessions focus on developing your soft and hard skills, cultivating your specific outdoor educational profile. Throughout the 20-week placement you will have the opportunity to apply and further develop these skills though experiential leaning.
You will lead activities for youth and teens, including, but not limited to; rock climbing, canoeing, mountain biking, hiking, camping, orienteering, group initiatives and ropes course experiences. You will oversee a safe and nurturing environment for our spring and summer participants. You will also immerse yourself within all roles at an outdoor education facility. These include logistics, administrative tasks, accounting, food & beverage, program planning and more. Once completed, this course will have instilled in you a diverse skill set that is sure to propel you into a fulfilling professional career in outdoor education.
4.5 weeks of free training (Camp Counselor, high ropes course, archery, canoe, kayak, team building, survival, hiking, F&B logistics, first aid, hygiene, slacklining, administration)
Acquisition of various certificates, e.g.: First aid, lifeguard, high ropes course trainer (ERCA certified), TOEFL, German health certificate, Juleica (Youth Leader Card)
16 weeks of practical work in our international camps in Germany
2-4 weeks stay abroad in one of our partner camps in Ireland or England as well as the opportunity to visit our partner camps in Canada, Iceland, USA, etc. after finishing your diploma
Accommodation & meals during training and assignment times + expense allowance
Enthusiasm for adventure-educational work with children & young people
Good communication & organizational skills
Distinctive social skills, tolerance & understanding for other cultures
Openness, commitment, and a high degree of independence
Good English skills
Ability to work in a team
Minimum age of 21 years
Driving license class B (with driving experience)
Step 1 - Online Application
Apply online (Application form below)
Step 2 - Interview
As soon as we have received and reviewed your application you will receive a response from our recruitment partner Camp Europe via e-mail. There you will invited to an online video conference, where you will be assessed though a series of up to three 20-30 minute interviews. Note: Non-Germans are asked to submit a Pre-Interview Deposit of 75 euros (50 euros for Early Bird Applications) - 100% Reimbursable if Camp Europe is unable to extend you a Placement Offer after the interview process.
Step 3 - Confirmation of placement
Once confirmed we will send you all important information needed for organizing your six-month program. Part of confirming the spot in the program is a mandatory confirmation Deposit of 500 euros (deposit for training sessions) which will be FULLY reimbursed upon completion of the program.
Please don’t hesitate to ask us anything about the program should you have questions. If this looks like the ideal place for you, feel free to submit an online application to the program. We look forward to hearing from you and guiding you though our applications process for the six-month Outdoor Education Program.