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Summer Camp in UK

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Experience
Summer Camp
Destination
United Kingdom
Duration
3 to 5 months
Ages
18 to 30
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Pay your trip off in instalments that you get to choose.

Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility

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Trip overview

Escape to the hallowed shores of the UK for a summer you will never forget. Immerse yourself in that famed British culture as you join a fantastic team at one of the invigorating outdoor centres located all around the UK. Here, kids of all ages will flock to spend their summer learning new outdoor skills, conquering fears, making friends and having the time of their lives. 

Choose from a wide range of locations throughout the UK, from the stunning South Coast, where golden beaches and summer sun rule, to the highlands of Scotland, situated in the heart of the most incredible scenery you will ever encounter. Each of these camps need enthusiastic, committed activity instructors to help these kids have the summer of their lives, and why not have one yourself while you are at it! 

You will be living and working in an incredible part of the UK, immersing yourself in the culture and the daily lives of the people there. After your shift is over, there is a sense of camaraderie at these camps that breeds good times and with your new-found group of friends, you will enjoy this experience to the max. Then, there is the whole of the UK to explore, with the summer cash you have saved from your employment. There are the big cities, London, Manchester, Edinburgh, but there are some of the most beautiful wild spaces in the world, the quaint Cotswolds, the rugged valleys of Wales and the genuinely stunning highlands and islands of Scotland. And, this is not to mention the whole of Europe, which is just a short ferry or plane journey away!

We offer the complete summer camp activity instructor package, finding you your ideal position in your dream location. Our dedicated team will help you with all the essentials you need to feel that summer loving from visa application, airport transfer & accommodation, extra accommodation nights to use when you please, 24/7 worldwide support and so much more.

Inclusions

UK Summer Camp match

We’ll score you a guaranteed summer camp placement so you can kick start the most enjoyable summer of your life.

Dedicated Trip Coordinator

Handpicked from an experienced team who’ve been there, done that and are ready to guide you through your entire journey and leave no question unanswered.

Pre-Departure Guide

Our in-depth pre-departure guide will have all the information you need about your trip & destination, at your fingertips.

Trip visa guidance

Get your visa approved as cheap and easy as possible with our step-by-step instructions and personal guidance by your Trip Coordinator.

Personal Travel Concierge

You'll get a personal Travel Concierge to plan your flights, insurance or any add-ons to synchronise perfectly with your trip. Deal with a real human and get a personalised booking experience that ticks all your boxes.

Private airport transfer

Start your trip off right and roll up like a VIP! When your plane lands a private chauffeur will be waiting to whisk you straight to your included hostel accommodation in style from Heathrow airport, plus an included train ticket to your camp orientation site. 

3 nights hostel accommodation

Meet other Global Travellers in the heart of London. A 4-person dorm makes it the ultimate lodging for jet-lag recovery, or treat yourself and upgrade!

Camp accommodation

Located on each of the incredible camps throughout the UK, you will be staying in comfortable accommodation with your fellow camp workers.

"Welcome to the UK" group orientation

Meet our dedicated local team at our Central London office for a detailed introduction on everything you need to know about life and summer camp in the UK.

Covid-19 Medical Insurance

For a limited time only, this trip comes with medical insurance for the duration of your trip, which also covers Covid-19, for added peace of mind.

Local life essentials

We'll give you a UK mobile number & SIM with loads of data & credit for your first month, and help set up your UK bank account and National Insurance Number which you’ll need to work in the UK.

London experience day

In your first few days, enjoy your included full day’s hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of the city, and visit the iconic London Eye for 360° views of the city.

Nightclub party tour

Get acquainted with London’s famous nightlife in the best possible way, surrounded by party goers from all around the world. Head to London’s best venues skipping the queues, making heaps of friends and partying the night away.

Meals

Enjoy three meals per day, prepared for you by on-site staff and including a mix of UK classics and local specialities whilst at the camp site.

$200 Global Tour Voucher

We know this will be the trip of a lifetime, so you also get a $200 Global Tour Voucher to put towards any Contiki, Busabout, Topdeck or G Adventures tour so you can go and explore some more of the world whilst you’re over there. You’re welcome.

Certificate of completion

In recognition of your hard work and dedication throughout the experience, and, it goes very well with your future resume. Employers will love this addition!

Ongoing support from our local team

Think of us as your family away from home. Whether you need advice or a shoulder to lean on, our team will provide you with unlimited support.

24/7 Global Emergency Line

Feel confident knowing we have a worldwide emergency team on standby, 24/7/365, so you can feel safe and secure throughout your whole trip no matter where you are in the world.

gWorld access

Stay organised with your personalised portal where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global.

Marketplace deals

Get exclusive access to deals and discounts through our online Marketplace. Save big on a huge range of products and services from our brand partners worldwide.

$250 off your next trip

The “Travel Bug” is a very real thing! Once you catch it, it really doesn’t go away! Book any other trip with us later and save $250. Why would you ever stop travelling?

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Just in case it’s not clear already, we’re not an employment or recruitment agency. Read more.

Qualification

To qualify for this trip you must meet the following requirements:
  • Be between 18-30 years of age
  • Be a citizen of an eligible country
  • Have no criminal convictions in the past 5 years

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Trip details

Our Summer Camp in the UK is designed to give you the perfect summer experience. Located in your preferred area in the UK, it will give you a taste of what it is like to live like a local. There are a whole host of different skills needed to be a camp instructor or Group Leader at these camps and as well as being able to focus on the ones you are best at, you will learn a ton of new skills too. Great for the C.V and of course, great for your self-confidence.

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Book with confidence

Interest-free payment plans

Pay your trip off in instalments that you get to choose.

Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility

If Covid gets in the way, again, we've got your back. Read more here.

Lifetime deposit guarantee

Change of mind for trip, destination or dates? No problem! Learn more here.

Trip location

Arrive in London so you can attend your orientation and get to know our local team at our Central London office. After that, you’ll head to your Summer Camp!

Trip itinerary

Day 1

You will be given instructions on how to get to the nearest train/bus station to your camp and when you arrive there, one of the camp team will come and pick you up. After a warm welcome and time to settle in, you will be given a tour of the camp and meet your fellow summer workers. The camps all vary in location, some remote and peaceful, others close to larger towns and cities, but this first day is all about breaking you in and getting you to feel comfortable in your new environment.

Week 1

Your first couple of days at the camp will be all about training. If you have opted for an Activity Instructor role, you will be taken out and shown the various equipment you will use. Safety is an obvious priority, so you will be taught the ins and outs of each piece of equipment and the expectations the camp will have of you. As you progress, you will move into a live environment, before you are allowed to take over the role by yourself.  

A couple of days a week you’ll get time off. You can use this time to recharge your batteries around camp, or take a journey into the city!

Week 2 +

During your time here, you will be leading activities, organising entertainment, and ensuring your group has a great stay at the camp. Being an Activity Instructor is a fantastic chance to share your love of sports and the outdoors, to discover new interests, to make new friends, to learn new skills, and to enjoy a lifestyle and an experience that will enrich your life forever.

You might be helping kids overcome their fears in the morning, guiding them to solve initiative puzzles in the afternoon, and then singing around the campfire in the evening. While it is a lot of fun, it’s also challenging, it’s a position of responsibility, it’s sometimes tiring, and it can be hectic.

Ongoing

Our dedicated team will check in regularly and keep in touch with you throughout your stay but, if at any point during your trip you need travel advice or assistance, we’ll be here to answer all your questions. Don’t forget you can always jump on our social media pages too or buzz our 24/7 emergency support line for urgent matters.

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Frequently asked questions

Yes! There are several destinations that are open to travellers right now! And if you’re from Australia, you could be able to get an exemption to travel if you’re travelling for over 3 months*, which is the majority of our trips. We can advise how to apply for this exemption. We recommend our travellers book their trips at least 6-12 months in advance, so by the time you’re ready to depart we’re confident your destination (if it’s not already open) will be open and ready to go. *Full exemption info here.

If you have to make any changes to your departure date, you’re protected by our Lifetime Deposit Guarantee and our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility. With this, we will change your trip dates for free. If this doesn’t fit around you and you can’t go on your trip anymore, we will give you a 100% refund in the form of a Trip Credit with us (See terms). If you’re unable to use it, you can also transfer that credit to someone else for them to put towards any trip too.


If you’re affected by COVID while you’re overseas, you will have all the support you need from our team or partners in-country as well as have access to our 24/7 Global Emergency Line. We work with a travel insurance company that provides COVID protection, and people going on Volunteer trips will get this for free currently!

Yes we are! All of our trips are still being planned for and taking new bookings. We always recommend that our travellers take 6-12 months between booking their trip to departure. This gives you plenty of time to arrange all the finer details of your trip, and pay it off. If things don’t go as planned you are always able to rearrange your trip using your Lifetime Deposit Guarantee and Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility! So there is really nothing to worry about.

In 2020, the world stopped. This means that we have a backlog of travellers, just like you, who are desperate to get out and explore the world! Global Work & Travel works on a first-in-best-dressed basis. Booking earlier ensures that you don’t miss out on the best intake, season, placements and more! We recommend our travellers take 6-12 months to plan their trip for a reason - to make sure you’ve got everything organised perfectly, stress-free. If COVID affects your trip, you are protected for any changes with our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility. Why not give yourself something to look forward to, by booking that trip!

Yes you can! Simply tell your Trip Coordinator after booking that your friend is also going and they can link your profiles. For most of our trips we should be able to have you and your friends placed together. Meaning that you can live together and work together. If availability doesn’t allow it, we’ll get you in the same area. So you’ll be able to have this experience together!

Our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility means you can change your trip’s start date up to 56 days before departure without incurring ANY charges, and you’re able to rebook it for ANY time (or even any other trip) in the next 2 years from your original start date.


In the event that you want to cancel your booking altogether, if you give us over 56 days notice you can do so with only a 50% cancellation fee. Your refund of the balance will come in the form of a Travel Credit which you can put towards booking absolutely anything travel related with your Travel Concierge within the next 3 years!

How it works

Make your decision
Choose your trip style and destination, and confirm your spot with a deposit. Then, open your gWorld account and celebrate, the hardest part is over and the fun is about to begin.
We become friends
You’ll be matched with a personal Trip Coordinator who knows all the ins & outs. They’ll guide you through everything we need to do together, so you can leave your worries behind.
Time to go
We’ll get your tickets in-hand and your transfers ready. Then, our in-country team or partner will have everything prepared for your arrival. It’s now time for the real adventure to start.
24/7 support
Never stress, knowing we’re there with you when you need us with ongoing & unlimited local team support and check-ins. And just in case, we’ve got an emergency team on stand-by, 24/7.

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