positions open for 2018.
Sunday, July 1 to Sunday, July 29
As a summer camp counselor in Thailand, by teaching English during day camps, you will give many children an opportunity to learn an important skill that they can use to better their lives.
Becoming a summer camp counselor in Thailand is not only highly rewarding, it’s a lot of fun. In Thailand, GeoVisions’ language camps provide English language education to disadvantaged youth. This gives them an opportunity to learn an important skill that they can use to better their lives. These language camps mostly take place in and around schools. Students are offered a chance to practice their English in a more creative setting of activities and learning that make the day a lot more fun.
During the camp days you will participate in many creative activities using art and music with the children. You will also have time for plenty of exercise playing soccer during activity time. It’s the Thai kids’ favorite sport.
With a long coastline (actually, two coastlines) and jungle-topped islands anchored in blue waters, Thailand is a tropical getaway for the hedonist and the hermit, the prince and the pauper. When you step off the airplane after your flight to Bangkok, you will find it almost natural to slip into your Thai “skin,” even if this is your first trip to Thailand. In no time you will be chit-chatting with the locals, eating at street noodle joints, climbing aboard shared taxi pick-up trucks, and craving rice for breakfast.
As a "thank you gift" from the camps, expect around $15 per day for each camp day. You will have 10+ camp days.
Not included. You will enter on the "O" visa for volunteers. GeoVisions will help you with this process. Current cost for this visa is $80 US. The "O" visa is good for 90-days.
July 1 to July 29.
Arrival into Bangkok and then transfer to the different camps. Camps are in different locations throughout Thailand so you will be able to see different areas of Thailand in the process.
There are two videos below. The first one is an overview of what it's like to be a camp counselor in Thailand. The other is a humorous video about eating in Thailand.
The fee you pay to be a language camp counselor in Thailand goes to our 501(c)(3) non-profit company, The GeoVisions Foundation. The program donation for this experience covers our costs of placing you on the program in a safe apartment and neighborhood. The fee helps our non-profit to provide your accommodation, meals, insurance, pre-departure & in-country support. We provide 24/7 emergency service, manned by real people. We update our tutor materials and tutoring aids constantly and provide a real ESL Teacher who is here via email to give you personalized assistance if you feel you need ideas. You are supported from the moment you contact us to the time you return … and beyond, through our active Alumni Community.
Be sure to speak to your tax preparer to see if any of these fees can be deducted as a charitable donation.
This is a volunteer program, and as such, you will need to factor in not only the program fee above, but your airfare and if you live outside the US, your insurance.
It is hard to calculate your spending money requirements, so think about any additional meals and travel during your time in Italy.
There are five camps and you will work at each camp 2 days and maybe on occasion 3 days.
Camps are normally run from a local school and as part of a school day. Schools apply in advance to be considered for a visit by GeoVisions counselors.
Counselors will arrive in Bangkok and check into accommodations for orientation.
Counselors will travel to different schools and locations throughout Thailand and participate in English camps for disadvantaged children. Camp counselors will work three at each camp, but workdays will vary depending on camp schedules. It is the perfect way to explore Thailand- from the beaches to the mountains.
Yes and Yes!
We need a total of 10 counselors so the more the merrier! You live in an apartment, so you certainly can room with your friend(s). And it will give you someone to travel with when you're not at a camp.
Yes. GeoVisions provides a 2-day orientation program in Bangkok, Thailand that covers Thai language, culture and society. There is also one day or “hands on” experience.
Included throughout the program. Counselors will live in modern accommodations that include Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, and are convenient to our offices and campus. The accommodations provided are based on double occupancy.
3 breakfasts and 2 lunches are included during orientation. All meals are included while at the camps. When you're not at a camp your meals are not provided.