TESTIMONIAL TUESDAY: ADAM YOUNG

“I’ve had the summer of my life working as an English Teacher at Family Camp. The kids were a burst of fresh air every single day and I have made some fantastic friends with my fellow staff members. I can’t wait to come back to camp next summer. ”

Adam Young

TESTIMONIAL TUESDAY: NATALEIGH GIBBS

“Working at TECs is an experience anyone wanting to work at a fun camp should do! Its a great atmosphere where campers and cp workers come together to have a great time! Its an intense experience, that changes you,and you get to meet many new people along the way.”

Nataleigh Gibbs

TESTIMONIAL TUESDAY: STEPHEN MCCARTNEY

“I have put more into this summer than anything previously in my life and have also taken away more than ever before as well. Another summer of finding new limits for myself, forging friendships and making kids laugh and smile. What more is there to ask for?”

Stephen McCartney

TESTIMONIAL TUESDAY: BRITTANI GABRIEL

“Working at TECS camp is a wonderful opportunity to begin your teaching career, explore a new country and meet new people. Whether its discovering a new passion or refining your talents, TECS camp can help you achieve your goals through an unforgettable summer experience. ”

Brittani Gabriel

What is summer camp like in the south of Spain?

Seville excursion at Summer Camp

Every year for the past 4 years, I have spent my summer months working on TECS camps in the south of Spain, and I can sum up this experience with 3 words – hot, fun and life-changing!

Summer camp is very, very sunny…

Working on summer camp is the south of Spain means that almost every day you are guaranteed great weather. The sun beats down, and those of us with a fairer complexion go red and freckly, whilst others blessed with sallow skin turn tanned as the weeks go on. If you are looking to escape the rain and the cold, our summer camps the place to do it!

Photo of the kids on tecs summer camps on excursion to the beach in Spain
Photo of the kids on tecs summer camps on excursion to the beach in Spain

Summer camp is very, very fun…

Working on summer camp is great craic! You spend your time working with like-minded people, dressing up, singing songs, making a fool of yourself – generally having a blast with your fellow staff members and the campers. That’s not to say the work isn’t tiring or draining or difficult – it is all of those things, but when you put everything into the experience you can have a great time. Read more about why summer camp is so much fun here.

Staff with cream on faces
Staff with cream on faces

Summer camp is (very, very) life-changing…

Summer camp has the potential to change your life. It pushes you out of your comfort zone, you meet people who otherwise you never would have come across, and you learn so much about yourself, professionally and personally.

All of this sound like something you would like to experience for yourself? Read more about what camp life is like in our blog, and have a look at the jobs available here, and apply now!

 

The Quick Guide to Working as Camp Catering Staff

Colour War Victory Meal
There are many positions on our camps, and sometimes it can be confusing to know which to apply for. Catering staff is an often overlooked choice – but it shouldn’t be. It is a great position with room for flexibility and language learning.

The majority of staff on camp are not allowed speak in Spanish, as we are an English language summer camp! However, catering monitors must speak in Spanish, as they are working with natives in the kitchen every day. This is a great opportunity to improve your language skills, as you will have contact each day with Spanish speakers who speak very little English.

Another great advantage of this position is the chance to spend time exploring the town around the camp. Although your timetable requires that you are on camp for breakfast, lunch and dinner, you have plenty of time off in between to explore your surroundings – be that walking to the beach to work on your tan, or exploring the centre of town with its large bull ring and many restaurants and cafes, the choice is yours! Read more about the location of the camp here.

Finally, catering staff get to experience what it is like to work in a fast paced, multi-lingual environment. Providing food for over 200 campers at 3 different but overlapping meal times can be a big challenge, but it gives valuable and worthwhile experience in a catering environment.

Interested after reading all of the above? Why wouldn’t you be! Read more about the position and apply here.

Why Summer Camp Work is Good for You!

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There are some aspects of summer camp which are extremely tough – long hours, hot weather, looking after crying children – but there are some things about summer camp which are good for both your mind and body.

You rarely sit down!

Summer camp work is not sedentary… in fact you’ll find that you spend 95% of the time on your feet, dancing and singing and playing like a lunatic. If you’re a fan of getting your 10,000 FitBit steps, you’ll be delighted to hear that you’ll smash your target day in day out. Summer camp is good for you because it’s a workout – without feeling like one 😉

TECS Summer Camp staff (monitors and teachers) chilling out in the water park.
TECS Summer Camp staff (monitors and teachers) chilling out in the water park.

You get a tan

Working in the South of Spain, the weather is almost guaranteed to be sunny, all day every day. Many staff manage to build up a great tan between working outdoors, and sunbathing at the pool on their breaks. As most Irish and English people are deficient in Vitamin D, working on camp could be your opportunity to build up some vitamin and tan reserves.

You let out your inner child

Summer camp work involves a lot of singing, dancing, messing and playing around with the campers. There are not many working environments where it is completely acceptable to have face paint on every single day, or to run around chanting at the top of your voice – but summer camp is one of them!

You disconnect

Working on summer camp lets you have a complete disconnect from the outside world. Many of our camps are located in the countryside, near small towns or villages and beside beautiful scenery and mountains. Often you’ll find you’ve forgotten to check your Instagram or Facebook feed in a few days, and struggle remember why you ever felt the need to check it every 10 minutes.

santi-petri excursion at summer camp

All aforementioned reasons sound good to you? Experience them for yourself and apply to work with us this summer!