Staff Academy

Ages 16-20

LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND FREE TIME BILINGUAL OFFICIAL COUNSELLOR COURSE

If you are over 16 years old you get now your Official Certification in only two weeks and become a great counsellor!!!

The best way to take advantage of your holidays to keep up training, practicing another language  and obtaining a new certification that will give you credits towards university and valuable additions to your resume.

The only summer camp in Spain that, in only three weeks, offers you this  course that leads to a widely-recognized “Youth Activities Counsellor” certificate, allowing one to work as a Leisure and Free Time counsellor .

The program combines theory and practice in a single phase and you will also enjoy different activities in the unique environment of Sotogrande.

Curso oficial de monitor de actividades de ocio y tiempo libre

YOU CAN BE A GREAT COUNSELLOR

We train young people who wish to dedicate part of their time to working as counsellors at camps and extra-curricular and free time activities.

A training experience that is fun, enjoyable and enriching, providing participants with valuable work credentials. Not only do students learn to be good counsellors, but also acquire a sense of responsibility and valuable abilities for their futures.

  • The possibility of completing the theoretical-practice phase necessary for the certification in just a single course.
  • Earn credits towards university.
  • Valuable additions to one’s resume.
  • Reinforcing and practicing another language
  • Great employment prospects.

OUR LEISURE ACTIVITIES

Our aim is that children enjoy unforgettable days of fun, different activities to develop their creativity and ingenuity, and which will bring them into contact with nature.

We´ve put together an extensive activity program specially design for different ages, featuring visits to places of interest of Andalucia. They will take part in water activities, excursions to Tarifa beach, Castellar Zoo and a range of other activities including theatre, karaoke, dance and music.

Students will be supervised at all times during these activities and in their free time by our experienced group leaders.

LIMITED PLACES

SIGN UP!

All Programs have limited places in order of registration.

 

Sign Up

Staff Academy Programme is for young people who are ready to take on new challenges, opportunities and responsibilities. 

Our hands-on learning environment allows them to develop strong leadership skills while putting their new skills into practice on a daily basis. Our courses strike the right balance between the necessary theoretical foundations and the acquisition of practical skills by means of direct experie.

The fun, magical & creative culture of Camp provides the ideal setting to develop important life skills such as communication, problem solving and cooperation.  Students will acquire the skills necessary to be a great Camp Staff Member as well as developing life-skills that will benefit them for university and beyond..

Curso oficial de monitor de actividades de ocio y tiempo libre

THE COURSE

Unlike other courses, our program is carried out in one phase and at one location.

The course runs for 2 weeks in the month of July at our facilities at Sotogrande Camp. Young people may participate as either day campers or residential campers.

Lessons will be taught in the morning and afternoon; likewise, students will have a leisure activity program and excursions on weekend along with rest of campers and our Official Counsellors.

PROGRAM

The program maintains a fair balance between the theory necessary to substantiate the work and the learning of practical resources by direct experimentation.This way, all theoretical topics are complemented with practical activities where you can put into practice the contents and facilitate their assimilation.

The program consists of three phases (Practical – Theoretical – Integrated Project) and includes different contents covering children’s education, leisure, evolutionary psychology group, legislation and planning, first aids, sports, special and environmental education, group games and dynamics.

1st week: Course Presentation, Introduction to Infant Psychology and Entertainment, Animation Skills.

  • Course Introduction / Presentation Dynamics.
  • Perfil del Monitor, convalidación y certificaciones del Curso. CV.
  • Counsellor Profile, validation and course certification. CV.
  • Counsellor techniques, tools, and resources
  • Dynamics and schedules. Work sheet.
  • Master Class: Agreements, Events & Festival Organization, Audiovisual Media
  • Responsibilities. Security and Emergency Protocolos.
  • Coordination of Artistic representations.
  • Rehearsal and Perfomance.
  • Evaluation / Musical & Linguistic expression

2nd Week: Organizer & Groups Dynamizer tools

  • Dynamic, Corporal and Psychomotor. Theatre and Drama.
  • Learning, adaptation and development of kids playground
  • Group Dynamization. Leadership and Cohesion.
  • Master Class: Balloon Sculpture
  • Master Class:Film and Theater Makeup (special effects).
  • Medidas de prevención de Accidentes y Primeros Auxilios. Socorrismo básico.
  • Accident Prevention and First aid measures. Basic First Aid Course.
  • Nature Routes. Safety and Prevention.
  • Final evaluation. Farewell Dynamics.

Our students not only learn to be good monitors, but also acquire responsibility and skills useful for their future.

 

 

 

Curso oficial de monitor de actividades de ocio y tiempo libre

OBJECTIVES

  • Provide students of the capabilities that make it possible to detect the need for intervention.
  • Give them the necessary tools to perform the tasks to encourage, stimulate and ease the positive development of a group of people.
  • Provide theoretical – practical knowledge through which students are able to design, direct and execute workshops and disciplines according to their specialty.
  • Promote the development of basic skills in the use of information sources and other resources, with critical sense in order to acquire new knowledge.
  • Educate our students in all necessary aspects that will enable them to design and participate in general animation projects.

ATTITUDES

The aim is to promote the following attitudes:

Solidarity – Responsibility – Cooperation – Participation – Proactivity

DEVELOPING THEIR SKILLS

-Solidarity Values; learn to identify them and carry them out. This is achieved integrating education in values integrated into programme.

-Social Reality Analysis : must be able to detect the needs that exist within a group or population.

-Universal Human Rights; engagement in this area involves acquiring knowledge of Human Rights, so they can carry out the analysis of present social reality and be able to make value judgments.

-Resources Search

WORKING METHODS

Experimentation, reflection, conceptualisation and action, play a main role. We will use a participatory methodology throughout the learning process, through the following techniques:

  • General Analysis Techniques
  • Animation and Presentation Techniques
  • Abstraction Techniques
  • Organization and Planning Techniques
  • Communication Techniques
  • Evaluation Techniques
  • Participation in the work dynamics o
  • Task Work Motivation
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Ease in Conflict Resolutions
  • Skills, Abilities and Attitudes Acquisition

OUR FACILITIES

Aunique setting for a summer camp

The camp’s facilities are located in one of the most prestigious residential areas in southern Spain. The complex is widely considered one of Europe’s premier resorts, boasting first-rate infrastructures and facilities for the organization and execution of all our sports, entertainment and maritime activities. This privileged and internationally renowned setting, is notable and famous for its golf courses, sports facilities, beach clubs, marina, polo fields…

NH Sotogrande

NH logo

Only 10 minutes away from our Camp, the 4 star NH Hotel is the best place for our elder Campers, families and programmes.

Sotogrande Camps - Cortijo Finca "La Alcaidesa"

CORTIJO FINCA LA ALCAIDESA

Our headquarters is located in Cortijo Finca La Alcaidesa, 1,500 hectares park and part of Sotogrande custodianship of nature preserves within the Andalucia region. Surrounded by nature with wooden cabins faithful to and in accord with the traditional style of American camps.

NUESTRAS INSTALACIONES

¿Quieres saber más sobre nuestras instalaciones?

 

Más detalles

DATES & PRICES

We offer different possibilities to participate in this program: Different dates Length: two weeks, three weeks or month.

  • Modality: Boarding
  • Day Camper (09:30 – 20:00h.)
  • Morning Camper (09:30 – 13:00h.)

Calendar 2018

July

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3 WEEKS (8 – 29 July)

 

By content and qualification of the Program, this course is mandatory in these three weeks.

Modality
3 Weeks
Boarding
2.500 €
Day Camper
1.700 €
  • Uniform 130 €
  • Riding and Surf Experience Courses have an extra cost of 400€ fortnight
  • Sibling discounts available

TRANSFER TO CAMP (not included on price)

FLIGTHS: We offer transfers from and to airport:
Málaga 100€ per trip
Gibraltar 70€ per trip

TRAIN:

Those parents who may not  bring or pick up children to Sotogrande we offer train service (Madrid – Sotogrande – Madrid) through inscription form. Kids will travel with our counsellors.

SCHEDULE MONDAY-FRIDAY

  • 08:30h Alarm clock
  • 9:00h. Breakfast
  • 10:00. STAFF ACADEMY COURSE
  • 13:30h. Swimming pool and free time
  • 14:15h. Lunch
  • 15:00h. Rest time
  • 16:00h. STAFF ACADEMY COURSE
  • 18:00h. Snack and Activities
  • 20:30h. Shower
  • 21:00h. Dinner
  • 22:00h. Activities
  • 23:00h Room/Sleeping

 

 

La Agenda diaria podrá sufrir alguna alteración en función de actividades especialmente organizadas para estos alumnos (cena en la playa, cenas en el Puerto de Sotogrande, excursiones…)

 

Fines de semana: Excursiones y Actividades

EXTERNOS DÍA COMPLETO
Lunes a Domingo, de 09:00 a 20:00 h.

REGISTRATION

Once you have completed and sent us the following form, we will email you back confirming the place, payment form and additional information.

+ Staff Academy

LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND FREE TIME BILINGUAL OFFICIAL COUNSELLOR COURSE

If you are over 16 years old you get now your Official Certification in only two weeks and become a great counsellor!!!

The best way to take advantage of your holidays to keep up training, practicing another language  and obtaining a new certification that will give you credits towards university and valuable additions to your resume.

The only summer camp in Spain that, in only three weeks, offers you this  course that leads to a widely-recognized “Youth Activities Counsellor” certificate, allowing one to work as a Leisure and Free Time counsellor .

The program combines theory and practice in a single phase and you will also enjoy different activities in the unique environment of Sotogrande.

Curso oficial de monitor de actividades de ocio y tiempo libre

YOU CAN BE A GREAT COUNSELLOR

We train young people who wish to dedicate part of their time to working as counsellors at camps and extra-curricular and free time activities.

A training experience that is fun, enjoyable and enriching, providing participants with valuable work credentials. Not only do students learn to be good counsellors, but also acquire a sense of responsibility and valuable abilities for their futures.

  • The possibility of completing the theoretical-practice phase necessary for the certification in just a single course.
  • Earn credits towards university.
  • Valuable additions to one’s resume.
  • Reinforcing and practicing another language
  • Great employment prospects.

OUR LEISURE ACTIVITIES

Our aim is that children enjoy unforgettable days of fun, different activities to develop their creativity and ingenuity, and which will bring them into contact with nature.

We´ve put together an extensive activity program specially design for different ages, featuring visits to places of interest of Andalucia. They will take part in water activities, excursions to Tarifa beach, Castellar Zoo and a range of other activities including theatre, karaoke, dance and music.

Students will be supervised at all times during these activities and in their free time by our experienced group leaders.

LIMITED PLACES

SIGN UP!

All Programs have limited places in order of registration.

 

Sign Up

+ Bilingual Counsellor Course

Staff Academy Programme is for young people who are ready to take on new challenges, opportunities and responsibilities. 

Our hands-on learning environment allows them to develop strong leadership skills while putting their new skills into practice on a daily basis. Our courses strike the right balance between the necessary theoretical foundations and the acquisition of practical skills by means of direct experie.

The fun, magical & creative culture of Camp provides the ideal setting to develop important life skills such as communication, problem solving and cooperation.  Students will acquire the skills necessary to be a great Camp Staff Member as well as developing life-skills that will benefit them for university and beyond..

Curso oficial de monitor de actividades de ocio y tiempo libre

THE COURSE

Unlike other courses, our program is carried out in one phase and at one location.

The course runs for 2 weeks in the month of July at our facilities at Sotogrande Camp. Young people may participate as either day campers or residential campers.

Lessons will be taught in the morning and afternoon; likewise, students will have a leisure activity program and excursions on weekend along with rest of campers and our Official Counsellors.

PROGRAM

The program maintains a fair balance between the theory necessary to substantiate the work and the learning of practical resources by direct experimentation.This way, all theoretical topics are complemented with practical activities where you can put into practice the contents and facilitate their assimilation.

The program consists of three phases (Practical – Theoretical – Integrated Project) and includes different contents covering children’s education, leisure, evolutionary psychology group, legislation and planning, first aids, sports, special and environmental education, group games and dynamics.

1st week: Course Presentation, Introduction to Infant Psychology and Entertainment, Animation Skills.

  • Course Introduction / Presentation Dynamics.
  • Perfil del Monitor, convalidación y certificaciones del Curso. CV.
  • Counsellor Profile, validation and course certification. CV.
  • Counsellor techniques, tools, and resources
  • Dynamics and schedules. Work sheet.
  • Master Class: Agreements, Events & Festival Organization, Audiovisual Media
  • Responsibilities. Security and Emergency Protocolos.
  • Coordination of Artistic representations.
  • Rehearsal and Perfomance.
  • Evaluation / Musical & Linguistic expression

2nd Week: Organizer & Groups Dynamizer tools

  • Dynamic, Corporal and Psychomotor. Theatre and Drama.
  • Learning, adaptation and development of kids playground
  • Group Dynamization. Leadership and Cohesion.
  • Master Class: Balloon Sculpture
  • Master Class:Film and Theater Makeup (special effects).
  • Medidas de prevención de Accidentes y Primeros Auxilios. Socorrismo básico.
  • Accident Prevention and First aid measures. Basic First Aid Course.
  • Nature Routes. Safety and Prevention.
  • Final evaluation. Farewell Dynamics.

Our students not only learn to be good monitors, but also acquire responsibility and skills useful for their future.

 

 

 

Curso oficial de monitor de actividades de ocio y tiempo libre

OBJECTIVES

  • Provide students of the capabilities that make it possible to detect the need for intervention.
  • Give them the necessary tools to perform the tasks to encourage, stimulate and ease the positive development of a group of people.
  • Provide theoretical – practical knowledge through which students are able to design, direct and execute workshops and disciplines according to their specialty.
  • Promote the development of basic skills in the use of information sources and other resources, with critical sense in order to acquire new knowledge.
  • Educate our students in all necessary aspects that will enable them to design and participate in general animation projects.

ATTITUDES

The aim is to promote the following attitudes:

Solidarity – Responsibility – Cooperation – Participation – Proactivity

DEVELOPING THEIR SKILLS

-Solidarity Values; learn to identify them and carry them out. This is achieved integrating education in values integrated into programme.

-Social Reality Analysis : must be able to detect the needs that exist within a group or population.

-Universal Human Rights; engagement in this area involves acquiring knowledge of Human Rights, so they can carry out the analysis of present social reality and be able to make value judgments.

-Resources Search

WORKING METHODS

Experimentation, reflection, conceptualisation and action, play a main role. We will use a participatory methodology throughout the learning process, through the following techniques:

  • General Analysis Techniques
  • Animation and Presentation Techniques
  • Abstraction Techniques
  • Organization and Planning Techniques
  • Communication Techniques
  • Evaluation Techniques
  • Participation in the work dynamics o
  • Task Work Motivation
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Ease in Conflict Resolutions
  • Skills, Abilities and Attitudes Acquisition

+ Facilities

OUR FACILITIES

Aunique setting for a summer camp

The camp’s facilities are located in one of the most prestigious residential areas in southern Spain. The complex is widely considered one of Europe’s premier resorts, boasting first-rate infrastructures and facilities for the organization and execution of all our sports, entertainment and maritime activities. This privileged and internationally renowned setting, is notable and famous for its golf courses, sports facilities, beach clubs, marina, polo fields…

NH Sotogrande

NH logo

Only 10 minutes away from our Camp, the 4 star NH Hotel is the best place for our elder Campers, families and programmes.

Sotogrande Camps - Cortijo Finca "La Alcaidesa"

CORTIJO FINCA LA ALCAIDESA

Our headquarters is located in Cortijo Finca La Alcaidesa, 1,500 hectares park and part of Sotogrande custodianship of nature preserves within the Andalucia region. Surrounded by nature with wooden cabins faithful to and in accord with the traditional style of American camps.

NUESTRAS INSTALACIONES

¿Quieres saber más sobre nuestras instalaciones?

 

Más detalles

+ Dates & Prices

DATES & PRICES

We offer different possibilities to participate in this program: Different dates Length: two weeks, three weeks or month.

  • Modality: Boarding
  • Day Camper (09:30 – 20:00h.)
  • Morning Camper (09:30 – 13:00h.)

Calendar 2018

July

SUN
MON
TUE
WED
THU
FRI
SAT
 1
 2
 3
 4
 5
 6
 7
 8
 9
 10
 11
 12
 13
 14
 15
 16
 17
 18
 19
 20
 21
 22
 23
 24
 25
 26
 27
 28
 29
 
 
 
 
 
 

3 WEEKS (8 – 29 July)

 

By content and qualification of the Program, this course is mandatory in these three weeks.

Modality
3 Weeks
Boarding
2.500 €
Day Camper
1.700 €
  • Uniform 130 €
  • Riding and Surf Experience Courses have an extra cost of 400€ fortnight
  • Sibling discounts available

TRANSFER TO CAMP (not included on price)

FLIGTHS: We offer transfers from and to airport:
Málaga 100€ per trip
Gibraltar 70€ per trip

TRAIN:

Those parents who may not  bring or pick up children to Sotogrande we offer train service (Madrid – Sotogrande – Madrid) through inscription form. Kids will travel with our counsellors.

SCHEDULE MONDAY-FRIDAY

  • 08:30h Alarm clock
  • 9:00h. Breakfast
  • 10:00. STAFF ACADEMY COURSE
  • 13:30h. Swimming pool and free time
  • 14:15h. Lunch
  • 15:00h. Rest time
  • 16:00h. STAFF ACADEMY COURSE
  • 18:00h. Snack and Activities
  • 20:30h. Shower
  • 21:00h. Dinner
  • 22:00h. Activities
  • 23:00h Room/Sleeping

 

 

La Agenda diaria podrá sufrir alguna alteración en función de actividades especialmente organizadas para estos alumnos (cena en la playa, cenas en el Puerto de Sotogrande, excursiones…)

 

Fines de semana: Excursiones y Actividades

EXTERNOS DÍA COMPLETO
Lunes a Domingo, de 09:00 a 20:00 h.

+ Registration

REGISTRATION

Once you have completed and sent us the following form, we will email you back confirming the place, payment form and additional information.