Many of our former campers are trained in our Official Camp Counsellor course and eventually become Programme Counsellors. A personal interview takes place before being accepted into the course. Each person is chosen for their commitment to the Camp and their sports and artistic abilities or their knowledge of nature.
The course has two phases: the first is the theory phase that can be completed either in Easter or during the second fortnight of July in our Toledo camp, where campers are offered full accommodation and facilities.
The second is the practical phase, it take place after the theory phase and lasts for two weeks. It can take place during the summer, bank holidays, school extra-curricular activities or in another official centre.
The practical phase can be completed in our Camp in full-board accommodation, and Castillo de Layos reserves the right to pick each counsellor trainee based on the requirements of each programme.
Topics are stipulated by the Castilla La Mancha’s Economy and Employment Department. We work with a qualified team of teachers all of whom have experience in school environments, as well as our top three coordinators.
The programme includes the following topics: child education, free time activities, group development psychology, legislation and educational planning, first aid, sport entertainment, special education, environmental education, games and group dynamics.
Valid throughout Europe
The Official Course Diploma is issued by the Castilla La Mancha Community Council’s Economy & Employment Department.