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English-language Staff Needed all year-round for English camps!

Direct Employer
Tsunan, Tsunan

English Adventure, the leader in English-language outdoor programs, hires year-round for our camps!

If you know that you want to work for us, but are not available for the dates of camp we are recruiting for at the moment, here is where to apply! You can also apply here for summer camp ahead of the launch of summer applications. We will interview you and then reach out to you if we have a position that we think will suit you.

Job Description

English Adventure staff are some of the biggest reasons that kids become Happy Campers, and want to come back to camp again and again. Your enthusiasm and caring can help create an experience that kids will remember for the rest of their lives.

We have a variety of roles at camp! Here are some of the examples of the roles we have for Summer and Ski Camps to give an idea of positions that we might be hiring for.

If you were a Summer Team Leader/Camp Counselor, you would be preparing campers for and guiding them through a wide variety of exciting activities is a major part of your job, but just as important is your awareness of their emotional and social needs. Attention to each individual camper is key to this role.  In this position, you will supervise campers to ensure their entire camp experience is safe, fun, and memorable. You will lead a group of about 8 campers through various camp activities including but not limited to: wake up and bedtimes, mealtimes, camp activity times and free times. At camp Team Leaders are also expected to stay in rooms with campers at night.

During our winter and spring camps, the Ski Leader role is a hybrid position, in which you will be a Ski instructor to a group of seven to ten kids during the day and a Room Leader the remaining time. Outside of our ski activities, you will supervise campers to ensure their entire camp experience is safe, fun, and memorable. You may lead campers who speak near-native English, or who are still learning English. For all campers, the ski camp is a chance to practice and improve their skiing abilities as well as their English with your help. We are looking for ski leaders with a high level of skiing ability for this position.

You could also be leading activities like hiking, orienteering, kayaking, bouldering, low ropes, swimming, crafts, tie-dye and field games. As an Activity Leader, you will be responsible for leading campers through daily activities, planning fun and engaging activities for each age group (G1-2; G3-4, G5-6; G7+), making sure campers are prepared for the activity (performing safety briefings, gear checks, etc.), making safety decisions based on campers' ability levels and helping to develop and set new activity content.

Camp can't happen without our amazing Support Staff! Support Staff are one of the key roles when it comes to how smoothly a camp program runs. You will be on the ground supporting our camp program and activities. While interaction with campers is still key to your role, you will not be in charge of your own group of campers. You will be assigned to set up camp activities, support Activity Leaders and their campers, and work with camp managers on ensuring all camp activities run smoothly and timely. While all of our camp activities and schedule is planned beforehand, we rely on Support Staff to be proactive in supporting in camp any way that they can.

Staff Managers are the ones who are running day to day life at camp. As a member of the management team, you will be responsible for supervising and supporting Team Leaders, managing employee expectations, assessing and reporting staff performance, as well as supporting all aspects of operations in order to create an awesome, professional camp. While in a support role for your team leaders, you will have plenty of face time with campers.

Camp is hard work! We support the campers from morning until night, but you'll have the team around you, and some good breaks to make sure that you stay energized and are having fun too.

We are seeking hard-working, fun, and energetic English-speaking staff of any nationality.

English Adventure is a 100% non-smoking workplace.

Basic qualifications

Age 18 or older

Available for all training and all camp days. Please check job descriptions for further details.

Childcare, youth work or educational experience

Flexible, able to work under pressure

A strong desire to help kids have a blast and make the most of their camp experience

Pluses, but not requirements:

Teacher or youth work certification

Previous experience working with kids in a camp environment

Japanese language ability

Teaching/leadership experience in outdoor settings

Current CPR/First Aid certification

ESL qualification for Challenge plus staff (ask our interviewers about Challenge plus!)


Spring Ski Camp 2024 Schedule

Mid March:  Online Zoom Training evening for new staff at 18:00 Japan time

March 16-19: Onsite Staff Training - depart March 15 evening from Tokyo station at 17:30

March 24-28 (5 day camp): Camp Session

Summer Camp 2024 (tentative dates)

Online Training for new staff: early July, evening time (staff will attend one of the two sessions)

Onsite Training: mid July, likely July 12-15 (departure from Tokyo to the campsite and return to Tokyo station)

Camp Sessions 1-8: July 20 - August 21 (most of the team leaders/camp counselors will work all of the odd or even numbered sessions)

Odd Session Dates

Session 1: July 20 - 24

Session 3: July 28 - August 1

Session 5: August 5 - 9

Session 7: August 13 - 17

Even Session Dates

Session 2: July 24 - 28

Session 4: August 1 - 5

Session 6: August 9 -13

Session 8: August 17 - 21

Private Junior High School Camp

August 24th Tokyo Training

August 25-28 Camp (3 day session in Tsunan)

September Elementary School Camp (Japanese speakers needed)

September 4,5,6 (3 day camp in Tsunan)

Fall Junior High School Camp

September 23: onsite staff training in Tsunan

September 24,25,26: camp session in Tsunan

Staff Training

English Adventure will provide training prior to each camp. Attendance is mandatory for all staff. Our professional training is designed to make camps run smoothly, ensure the safety of our campers and staff, and will ensure you have the confidence necessary to have a great experience throughout the winter, spring or summer.

IMPORTANT:  For domestic staff, if you are holding a visa that requires special separate permission to work from Immigration (Instructor visa, Student visa and Dependent visa), please understand that you should obtain that before applying.

We strongly encourage you to visit this page for further details before applying. Please also read FAQ section carefully: http://www.english-adventure.org/staff

If you have questions after visiting the web-site above, contact us at campteam@english-adventure.org

After applying - what happens next?

Once you apply, we will review your application. If you are interested in more than one position, mention it in your application - you don't have to apply more than once. If your application passes screening, we will be contacting you through emails from BambooHR (our hiring software) about your interview

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About Us

About our camps English Adventure's camps are a once in a lifetime experience. Focusing on our core values, responsibility, leadership, kindness and respect, we provide an unforgettable camp experience for both campers and our staff. English Adventure will be running a number of small-scale camps between October through June. After we have our large scale Summer Camp programs that run from Mid July through Late August. Depending on the season, you can work with campers on many different camp activities. These range from skiing and snow-shoeing in the winter and kayaking, hiking and bonfires in the summer! Campers generally range from 6 to 14 years old. Most are Japanese both returnees from overseas as well as kids raised in Japan�along with other kids of various nationalities. English Adventure offers an English Immersion program for kids who already speak English, and an English Challenge program for kids who need support in Japanese. As a staff you will be assigned to a program depending on your Japanese capability.

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