Junior Staff Academy

Junior
Staff Academy

Ages 16-20

LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND FREE TIME BILINGUAL COUNSELLOR COURSE

Education + Fun

If you are over 16 years old you can now obtain your 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 two 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.

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.
  • AM: THEORETICAL COURSE
  • PM: PRACTICAL COURSE

Spanish for foreigneirs and English program.

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

THE PERFECT PROGRAM FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WHO WANT TO BE FANTASTIC COUNSELLORS

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.
  • – 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 Protocol.
  • – Coordination of Artistic Representations.
  • – Rehearsal and Perfomance.
  • – Evaluation / Musical & Linguistic Expression

2nd Week: Organizer & Group Tools

  • – Dynamic, Corporal and Psychomotor. Theatre and Drama.
  • – Learning, adaptation and development of kids playground
  • – Group Dynamics. Leadership and Cohesion.
  • Master Class: Balloon Sculpture
  • Master Class: Film and Theater Makeup (special effects)
  • – Accident Prevention measures. and 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.

Junior Staff Academy

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

  • – General Analysis
  • – Animation and Presentation
  • – Abstraction Techniques
  • – Organization and Planning
  • – Communication
  • – Evaluation
  • – Participation in work dynamics
  • – 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

Hotel Encinar Sotogrande logo

The theory classes of the Staff Academy Course will take place in the magnificent facilities of the Encinar de Sotogrande Hotel, just 10 minutes from our camp, and then practice at our headquarters, Cortijo Finca “La Alcaidesa”.

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.

OUR FACILITIES

Do you want to know more abaout our facilities?

 

 

MORE DETAILS

REGISTRATION & BOOKING

How can I book so I don’t miss the place?
Registering directly on  “Enrollment/Registration” tab. Since the number of places is limited, the course will be definitely booked and confirmed, on a first-come, first-served basis (order of registration and booking payment required confirmed).

GUIDELINES AND INFORMATION

    • Click here to download and print detailed information BOARDING and DAY CAMPERS

DATES & PRICES

We offer different possibilities to participate in this program:

  • Two different fortnights
  • Modality:
    • Boarding
    • Day Camper (09:00 – 20:00 h.)

COVID 19 MEASURES: Cancellation & Protocols

  • Cancellation Policy Aware that we can encounter different scenarios, we are prepared to introduce changes, adapt to new dates and change our usual Cancellation Policy. If due to Covid:
  1. Camp Organization has to cancel Camp: 100% payment will be refund.
  2. Parents cancel assistance to Camp: – Full Payment will be refund, as long as cancellation is notified 3 weeks before arrival. – If Parents Cancellation is notified within 3 weeks before arrival, the place will not be able to be assigned to another camper; so we will refund 50% payment or you may choose to save it for next year camp. However and as we did last year, if we manage to fill up the place with another family from our waiting list, you would be informed and full payment will be refund.
  • Sanitary Hygiene Protocol & Parents Responsible Declaration
    Will be updated according to situation on Camp dates and following day by day the new regulations and recommendations set by Andalusian Health Authorities. Our top priority has always been the safety of our students and staff.

Calendar 2023

June July

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1st Fortnight : Saturday 1st - Friday 14th of July

2nd Fortnight: Saturday 15th - Friday 28th of July

Modality
FORTNIGHT
Boarding
2.600 €
Day Camper
1.900 €
  • Uniform 130 €
  • Sibling discounts available

TRANSFER TO CAMP (not included on price)

FLIGTHS: We offer transfers from and to airport:
Málaga 110 € per trip
Gibraltar 80 € 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.

MONDAY – FRIDAY SCHEDULE

  • 08:30h Alarm clock – Breakfast
  • 09:30h. Day Campers pick up meeting point at Encinar de Sotogrande Hotel
  • 10:00h. STAFF ACADEMY COURSE 
  • 13:30h. Swimming pool and free time
  • 14:15h. Lunch at “Cortijo Finca La Alcaidesa”
  • 15:00h. Rest time
  • 16:00h. STAFF ACADEMY COURSE 
  • 18:00h. Snack and Activities
  • 20:30h. Day Campers drop off meeting point at Encinar de Sotogrande Hotel
  • 20:30h. Shower
  • 21:00h. Dinner – Night Activities
  • 00:00h Bedtime

 

WEEKENDS

Excursions and special programmed activities, designed according to age group.

DAY CAMPERS SCHEDULE

Monday to Sunday from 09:00 to 20:00 h.

The schedule might be subject to changes according to special activities (diner at the beach, excursions…).

REGISTRATION

– Once you have completed and sent the following Registration Form, we will email you back confirming the place, price and payment methods.

– Please download PDF document, you will find in the panel at “Information – Dates – Prices” tab, with the necessary documentation as well as other interesting information. 

Staff Academy

LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND FREE TIME BILINGUAL COUNSELLOR COURSE

Education + Fun

If you are over 16 years old you can now obtain your 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 two 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.

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.
  • AM: THEORETICAL COURSE
  • PM: PRACTICAL COURSE

Spanish for foreigneirs and English program.

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

THE PERFECT PROGRAM FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WHO WANT TO BE FANTASTIC COUNSELLORS

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.
  • – 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 Protocol.
  • – Coordination of Artistic Representations.
  • – Rehearsal and Perfomance.
  • – Evaluation / Musical & Linguistic Expression

2nd Week: Organizer & Group Tools

  • – Dynamic, Corporal and Psychomotor. Theatre and Drama.
  • – Learning, adaptation and development of kids playground
  • – Group Dynamics. Leadership and Cohesion.
  • Master Class: Balloon Sculpture
  • Master Class: Film and Theater Makeup (special effects)
  • – Accident Prevention measures. and 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.

Junior Staff Academy

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

  • – General Analysis
  • – Animation and Presentation
  • – Abstraction Techniques
  • – Organization and Planning
  • – Communication
  • – Evaluation
  • – Participation in work dynamics
  • – 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

Hotel Encinar Sotogrande logo

The theory classes of the Staff Academy Course will take place in the magnificent facilities of the Encinar de Sotogrande Hotel, just 10 minutes from our camp, and then practice at our headquarters, Cortijo Finca “La Alcaidesa”.

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.

OUR FACILITIES

Do you want to know more abaout our facilities?

 

 

MORE DETAILS

Information - Dates - Prices

REGISTRATION & BOOKING

How can I book so I don’t miss the place?
Registering directly on  “Enrollment/Registration” tab. Since the number of places is limited, the course will be definitely booked and confirmed, on a first-come, first-served basis (order of registration and booking payment required confirmed).

GUIDELINES AND INFORMATION

    • Click here to download and print detailed information BOARDING and DAY CAMPERS

DATES & PRICES

We offer different possibilities to participate in this program:

  • Two different fortnights
  • Modality:
    • Boarding
    • Day Camper (09:00 – 20:00 h.)

COVID 19 MEASURES: Cancellation & Protocols

  • Cancellation Policy Aware that we can encounter different scenarios, we are prepared to introduce changes, adapt to new dates and change our usual Cancellation Policy. If due to Covid:
  1. Camp Organization has to cancel Camp: 100% payment will be refund.
  2. Parents cancel assistance to Camp: – Full Payment will be refund, as long as cancellation is notified 3 weeks before arrival. – If Parents Cancellation is notified within 3 weeks before arrival, the place will not be able to be assigned to another camper; so we will refund 50% payment or you may choose to save it for next year camp. However and as we did last year, if we manage to fill up the place with another family from our waiting list, you would be informed and full payment will be refund.
  • Sanitary Hygiene Protocol & Parents Responsible Declaration
    Will be updated according to situation on Camp dates and following day by day the new regulations and recommendations set by Andalusian Health Authorities. Our top priority has always been the safety of our students and staff.

Calendar 2023

June July

SAT
SUN
MON
TUE
WED
THU
FRI
 24
 25
 26
 27
 28
 29
 30
 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

1st Fortnight : Saturday 1st - Friday 14th of July

2nd Fortnight: Saturday 15th - Friday 28th of July

Modality
FORTNIGHT
Boarding
2.600 €
Day Camper
1.900 €
  • Uniform 130 €
  • Sibling discounts available

TRANSFER TO CAMP (not included on price)

FLIGTHS: We offer transfers from and to airport:
Málaga 110 € per trip
Gibraltar 80 € 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.

MONDAY – FRIDAY SCHEDULE

  • 08:30h Alarm clock – Breakfast
  • 09:30h. Day Campers pick up meeting point at Encinar de Sotogrande Hotel
  • 10:00h. STAFF ACADEMY COURSE 
  • 13:30h. Swimming pool and free time
  • 14:15h. Lunch at “Cortijo Finca La Alcaidesa”
  • 15:00h. Rest time
  • 16:00h. STAFF ACADEMY COURSE 
  • 18:00h. Snack and Activities
  • 20:30h. Day Campers drop off meeting point at Encinar de Sotogrande Hotel
  • 20:30h. Shower
  • 21:00h. Dinner – Night Activities
  • 00:00h Bedtime

 

WEEKENDS

Excursions and special programmed activities, designed according to age group.

DAY CAMPERS SCHEDULE

Monday to Sunday from 09:00 to 20:00 h.

The schedule might be subject to changes according to special activities (diner at the beach, excursions…).

REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION

– Once you have completed and sent the following Registration Form, we will email you back confirming the place, price and payment methods.

– Please download PDF document, you will find in the panel at “Information – Dates – Prices” tab, with the necessary documentation as well as other interesting information.