Oskar lernt Englisch has been offering English language camps in Germany since 2004 for children between the ages of 6 and 15 looking to gain confidence in their English. We fuse structured English lessons with active and informal settings. We know that learning isn’t just something you do in a classroom!
No matter how big or small, how short or tall, we are all born with an insatiable curiosity, driving us to explore and discover the world around us. At Oskar lernt Englisch we want to make room for the adventurous spirit that is all too often constrained by stuffy classrooms and overly standardized learning. Instead, we take our campers to climb through treetops, windsurf the waves of the North sea, and play capture the flag to the sound of cowbells ringing through the black forest. We’ll also jump into a variety of creative processes, get groovy with some cool dance moves, or push the limits of storytelling through the medium of film - all in English of course! We hope to inspire and create an accessible environment to learn English in, combining the expert knowledge of English speakers who are energetic, empathetic, and culturally diverse with an adventure-packed environment. We don’t just want to teach English, but also make memories with new friends! :)
Camp life can be pretty demanding, which is why we try to accommodate and provide for your needs while you’re out there leading games of Capture the Flag, getting campfires going, and testing your Uno skills against champion campers. In addition to leading an incredible team of counselors from all walks of life, and seeing all of the beautiful locations and unique pockets of history and culture that Germany has to offer, we’ll also throw in a few perks:
- Travel, room, and board will be covered on all overnight camps
- Travel stipend and lunch provided on day camps
- Paid training
- Comprehensive and engaging director training
- Paid first aid course
- Staff pizza and beer get-togethers *
- Invitation to bi-annual feedback sessions, where directors get a peek behind the curtain of how - Oskars runs, and an opportunity to implement changes based on your experience in the field *
- Regular pay increases the more camps you do
*availability varies due to covid-19 regulations
What are our requirements?
- Fluent English
- Conversationally fluent German
- Experience working with children
- Availability to attend counselor and director training
- Availability to attend a first aid course
- Police check for working with children
- Available for at least 3 weeks per year
- A valid work permit for freelance work in Germany (if applicable)**
- 22 years of age or older
** We will be unable to interview those who do not already have a valid working permit. If you are waiting to have your appointment for your permit, please let us know when it is scheduled for.
Your responsibilities will include:
- Seasonal freelance work (during school holidays)
- Liaising with hostel and third party activity staff
- Behavior and conflict management
- Team leadership and management
- Communicating with parents
- Running workshops/sports/activities
- Record keeping
- Crisis management
- Bringing your electric energy and enthusiasm to camp!
Curious about the hiring process? Here’s how it works!
- Send us your resume and a short letter so we can get to know you.
- A real person will read each and every application - we promise!
- We’ll send you an email to let you know if we’d like to invite you to an interview.
- In Berlin? You’ll be invited to a group practical interview.
- Outside of Berlin? You’ll be invited to a video interview.
- After signing up, you’ll get further information and instructions on what to prepare.
- Take part in a high-energy, silly, game-filled interview!
- Following the interview, if we feel you’d be a good fit for camps, you’ll be invited to training!
We are always looking for energetic, talented, motivated, and creative individuals. Feel like this is the adventure you were looking for? Have any questions? Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camps have been modified to be COVID-safe, and all specific COVID rules and regulations will be covered during training with support through the new handbook.