The English Camp Company

The English Camp Company

About

The English Camp Company, L.L.C. organizes English Summer Camps in Italy & Austria for 7 – 14 year olds. We offer an enjoyable, interactive atmosphere where children can use everyday English and improve their knowledge of the English language in a fun, relaxed summer camp environment.

Our fun-loving Tutors (teachers) come from across the world and all of our tutors are well-qualified with backgrounds in education, teaching, or summer camps!

Working with The English Camp Company, L.L.C. our tutors have the opportunity to teach English in wonderful cities throughout Italy and Austria. It’s the perfect summer job for students in the education and language fields. At The English Camp Company, L.L.C. we want to instill a desire to learn English, and show the students that they can do it and that's not as scary as they may think!

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Go Overseas
Berkeley, CA 94709
United States

Reviews

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Evie
9/10

I am extremely grateful for the amazing opportunity I was given in 2018 as camp councillor in both Italy and Austria. Honestly, it was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had and I wouldn't change it for the world.

Firstly, the compassion and dedication of Nate and Ashley is amazing. They pour their heart and soul into the camps to ensure both the kids and tutors are left with positive experiences. It must be so much work and a huge commitment but they are have the perfect amount of energy and enthusiasm for the job!! Upon arriving in Assisi for orientation I was slightly nervous as I had no idea what to expect. I was quickly reassured at how amazing this opportunity would be the second I met Ashley and Nate and the other tutors.

One of the things that make this program so unique is the opportunity to stay with host families! I had some amazing experiences which ranged from eating delicious gelato to attending a concert in the Austrian alps! The families I was with were so welcoming and caring and quickly became home. They allow you to see a side of the country that isn't experienced as easily by tourists.

Working with kids may be hard work at times especially as you have the language barrier which may make it hard to communicate. But if you have positivity and enthusiasm the kids will really enjoy that and you can have so much fun mucking around and playing games with them.

Lastly, I am so grateful for the connections I have made with the other tutors. So many of them I would call lifelong friends and I am still in contact with them. They are by your side every day and quickly become more like family. It isn't every day that you have the chance to work alongside people whose passions and energy motivate and inspire you to strive for any goals you may have.

If you are thinking of applying for this program I would seriously recommend you go for it. Not because every day will be easy (because it can be exhausting some days) but it will be incredibly worth it. Even if you are tired remember where you are. Because it'll go by in the blink of an eye, and before long you'll be wishing you were back in the beautiful Italy and Austria.

How can this program be improved?
If anything I'd recommend having some experience in the area of teaching. It isn't essential and many of us weren't teachers (myself included) but it can definitely come a long way, especially with keeping the kids engaged with what you're teaching.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Alyssa
9/10

Spend the best summer of my life working at TECC! Camp directors were amazing! Other tutors were amazing! Host brothers, sisters, mothers, and fathers really take you in as family and provide you with everything you may need! Camp is so much fun. I loved having my own classroom to make fun lessons. The afternoon activities were a riot as well. Honestly, an amazing experience and I recommend all to apply! The final shows are so much fun to write and to direct. The kids love making costumes and rehearsing all week to show their parents how much English they have learned. When you apply, make sure to be completely honest, prepared, and ask loads of questions! It is a once and a lifetime opportunity and you will never regret this decision. I was so nervous traveling on my own, but by the time you leave you will be a professional at taking trains, and using your hands to communicate to the locals!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Ishmael
10/10

I went into the program not knowing anyone and traveling alone for the first time. It was amazing from day one. The tutors were all awesome! Nate and Ashleigh were some of the nicest people ever and it was a pleasure working for them. I had amazing host families at every camp i was sent to. Life with host families was new to new but they all immediately made me feel welcome and like one of the family members from day one. When you leave its like leaving your parents. The food was also amazing both in Italy and Austria, whenther your host families cooked, ordered takeout, or went out to restaurants. I made some lifelong connections along the way. Teaching the Italian and Austrian kids was also a blast. They were all lively and excited about camp. I also had amazing directors who were on top of it. If there were ever any problems, the directors, Ashleigh, or Nate were always quick to solve them. The weeks flew by and before I knew it, camp was over. I'm definitely applying next year!

How can this program be improved?
As long as you're open to change and adventure, everything will run smoothly. Only apply if you really like kids. While the entire experience is amazing, at the end of the day you're working with children and at times work can be hard.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Andrew
10/10

I have to start by saying that Nate and Ash Poerio are without a doubt two of the nicest people I've ever met. Having not known them at all before this experience, they were not only amazing bosses but vital resources and great friends. I entirely expect to visit and catch up with them in the future. They are genuinely good people and do whatever they can to help. Since I was a director at three camps and a tutor at one, I was able to see how hard they work to ensure the summer goes smoothly for tutors, directors, host families, and of course, campers. I can only describe the work they do with the most positive superlatives.

Every single one of my host families was sweet as could be, adorable, and did anything and everything within their power to ensure I was having the best time. Of the four I stayed with, I keep in frequent contact with three of them, and message one of them at least once a week. I even plan on visiting them in the winter. The only unfortunate part of being in a host family is having to leave them, which I promise is a much harder thing to do than you can imagine. I really felt like I was part of the family after my time with each one.

While I had no idea what I was getting into this summer, I never thought it would be as all-around great as it was. I got to fall back in love with a country I adore and its people then explore one I don't know nearly as well from a local perspective, all the while teaching adorable kids and making sure they had a great summer. I don't know that there is a better job in the world.

Do not hesitate to reach out to me on Facebook (Andrew Boas) to hear more or ask questions about this truly incredible experience.

How can this program be improved?
If anything, I think the only way to improve your summer on this program is to make sure you really take advantage of all the possibilities and fun activities your host family presents. Never decline to do something if you're tired or just uninterested, I promise it's far more rewarding to participate!
Yes, I recommend this program
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Rachel
10/10

What an incredible opportunity! I have made so many connections and relationships with people from all over the world. I am so grateful to have worked with so many like-minded, fun loving tutors. And on top of meeting my incredible coworkers, the experience of living with host families was life changing. I'm so happy to say that I have made life long friends and "family". Only a few weeks have passed since camp ended, but I'm still in constant contact with my families! Having very little teaching experience before this was not an issue. I was able to work with the youngest and the oldest kids who brought forth lots of energy, eagerness and excitement. Many thanks to Nate and Ashleigh who were beyond helpful the whole time!
As I saw in a review below, you get what you give. Please give this job your all and show your families, kids, and tutors respect. If you do so, you're going to LOVE this job!

Yes, I recommend this program

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