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Summer Camp in UK

Summer Camp
United Kingdom
4 to 5 months
18 to 30

65 others looking at this too. Next opening is Apr 2024, with limited spots.

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. Plus you'll be earning a wage to be able to fund your travel. 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.


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 of 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.

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.


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.

Pocket Money

While at times it may seem like you’ll just be running around having fun with your friends, it is actually hard work and you will get paid a stipend by your camp. You will get a minimum of £670 per month for 18-20 year olds, £940 a month for 21-22 year olds and £1030 per month if you're 23+. Food and accommodation are included in these wages. You could put that all towards your travels after you’re done at camp! 

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 local team support

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.



Travel alone but never lonely with Social! An exclusive social network inside our gWorld app to talk, share & meet-up with other Global Travellers in your region, with a dedicated Community Manager.


Global Academy

Gain access to an ever-growing range of skills & languages to learn before & whilst you travel.


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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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.

Travelling with Global Work & Travel means that you don’t have to think any further than where you would like to go and what you fancy doing while you are there. Our expert team will take care of the heavy lifting, getting you secured with a paid placement that aligns with your desires, your visa application and unparalleled guidance and support, answering any queries you have about your placement with our trademark depth and understanding.

When you touch down in the UK, you will have the confidence that you are one step ahead, that all you need to do is rock up to the rail station closest to your chosen location and your new summer family will be there to pick you up and welcome you in. We have spent years nurturing bonds with the best in-country partners, so you can be assured that you are in great hands and will not only learn a ton but will likely have the best summer of your life.

When you work in a summer camp in the UK you become more than just a tourist. With a great bunch of fellow travellers and local workers, you will form bonds for life, often exploring the local bars after an amazing day of making kids’ dreams come true. Then comes the icing on the cake, time to explore the UK and Europe with a little cash in your pocket, saved from your weeks of work. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live and work in the UK, a summer that you will truly never forget.


To qualify for this trip, you must have a working visa for the UK, undergo a police check and be over 18.

What extra costs will I have? 

Flights, travel insurance, visa, vaccinations, criminal background check, souvenirs & spending money.

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.


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

Why go with Global Work & Travel?

As the world’s leading gap-year and “work & travel” company, we offer you the ability to not only choose from a number of awesome experiences all over the world but, we'll be your support system from the very first moment you become a Global Traveller! We provide a premium service that allows you to pick the destination of your dreams, get our visa & pre-departure assistance, book great flights and organise the perfect travel insurance or tours for when you arrive. Plus, we’ll back it all up with some cool and exclusive tech features that are with you the entire time.

As a Global Traveller, you’ll get exclusive access to gWorld, our personalised app where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global. This is where you will find exclusive Marketplace deals for discounts with our brand partners, a unique social network to connect you with other Global Travellers when you’re overseas, access to our Academy with an ever-growing range of skills & languages to learn as you travel, invites to bucket-list side trips with other travellers, local meet-ups and so much more. Think all of your favourite apps merged into one, but like, better?

And it doesn't even stop there. We continue to be there from the moment you land with a dedicated 24/7 emergency team, over 90 staff and ongoing support ensuring that you have the tools you need to feel like a local. That’s why 65,000+ Global Travellers from all over the world have chosen to turn their travel dream into reality with us and we can proudly brag that we’ve got the most & best reviews in the biz!

Why should I book now?

Covid-19 threw us a curve ball and pretty much halted all travel. 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.

As a Global Traveller you’ll get exclusive access to gWorld, our personalised app where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global. This is where you will find exclusive Marketplace Deals, a unique social network to connect you with other like-minded Global Travellers, access to our Academy with an ever-growing range of skills & languages, and so much more. Think all of your favourite apps merged into one, but like, better?

Why not give yourself something to look forward to by booking that trip!

Can I travel with a friend?

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 or nearby. Meaning that you can live, work, play & travel together!

But wait there's more! Not only can you travel the world with your besties at your side, you can also earn some extra cash towards your own trip just by referring your friends to Global Work & Travel. You can learn more about the great referral rewards program inside your gWorld account once you join.

And for those who decide to go-it-solo, we’ve made it easier to meet other Global Travellers in the same region as you. Just like any other social platform, you’ll be able to interact, share, chat and meet with some really cool people who are doing trips just like you!

What happens if COVID affects my trip?

If you have to make any changes to your departure date, you’re protected with 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-19 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 recommend travellers purchase Global Travel Cover travel insurance that provides Covid-19 medical protection too.

Do I need to be vaccinated to book?

As border restrictions for countries begin to ease, being fully vaccinated will maximise the number of locations you can visit. So while you are not legally required to be vaccinated, and it’s also not a requirement to travel with us, it will limit some of the countries that you can visit and may make it harder to travel through over the next 12-18 months. We highly recommend our travellers look at the current travel restrictions of their destination, speak with a medical professional or get in touch with our team for travel advice.

What happens if I want to cancel my trip?

Our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility means you can change your trip’s start date up to 84* days before departure without incurring any charges when you 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 84* days notice you can do so with only a 50% cancellation fee. Your refund of the balance will come in the form of a Store Credit which you can put towards booking absolutely anything travel related with your Travel Concierge within the next 2 years!

*Some select trips excluded, including Teach (Spain, Italy & Czech Republic) and USA (Summer Camp, Working Holiday and Hotel Professional), and others as listed in Booking Conditions.

How it works

1. Choose a trip style

Find your dream experience & destination, then secure your spot with a flexible & low deposit. Activate your gWorld to unlock some cool perks. Well done! The hardest part’s over!

2. We become friends

Book a time to meet your dedicated Trip Coordinator who knows all the ins & outs of your trip. They’ll be by your side and working behind-the-scenes to pull everything together.

3. Time to go!

We’ll get your tickets, accommodation & transfers ready. Our in-country team or partner will have everything prepared & waiting for your arrival. Get on the plane with no worries!

4. 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.

Still have questions?

Why go Global

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Worldwide support

Know that someone is always ready to assist throughout the journey & they’re only a call, tweet, comment, text or double tap away, 24/7.

We're the experts

With over 10 years in the industry and a team of over 90 passionate pros, you can bet we know our stuff better than anyone else.

Partner network

We have over 1,200 partners around the globe, so we have access to plenty of exclusive opportunities to make your trip the best it can be.

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