Working in a Russian Summer Camp
Russian camps have their own traditions and philosophies, but they all provide children a safe place to learn new skills, have fun and make new friends in an outdoor setting. Russian camps are usually located in the countryside, often by a lake or river. Typical activities include theater, land sports, water sports, arts & crafts, dance, and performing arts. Children come for sessions lasting 2 to 4 weeks.
You do not need to be an expert in any one activity or skill to work at a camp in Russia. The skills and knowledge you already have doing activities in a team, through your school/university or socially with friends are enough to teach at camp If you have skills or prior experience in land sports, arts, drama and/or outdoor adventures, then you are qualified.
Life as a camp counselor in Russia is not an easy job. The hours are long and campers will keep you busy around the clock. You will lead activites for the campers, eat with them and possibly share living accommodations with them. You will be required to adapt to unfamiliar customs, traditions, and lifestyles. You may experience some culture shock and physical stress due to changes in diet, climate and schedule, so it’s important to be flexible!
You can choose to either participate on a 4-week or 8-week program. Below are the typical program dates and itineraries.
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