In all our Layos Camp programs there is one person belonging to the head department in charge of personally supervising each camp's perfect development. One or two coordinators per program is in charge of teaching the experience, teamwork, cheerfulness and creativity the counselor team will need to work with, making sure the children are always entertained, prioritizing their safety.
After 30 years of experience, our list of counselors is very long thanks to the fact that the camp hires many ex campers that our now in university and whose bond with Layos Camp is essential, because they can convey their former camp experience to them. They have all taken their Official Camp Counselor course in our centre. The other members of the team are our counselor trainees, who are the ones that carry out the second phase of the course. They are all young people that work to do their best and turn into future Layos Camp counselors. And we only pick the best.
Many of our former campers are trained in our Official Camp Counselor course, turning into our program counselors. All of these counselors are hired and chosen for their pedagogical commitment and their sporting, artistic and nature knowledge abilities. A personal interview will take place before being accepted into the course.
The course has two phases, the first is the theory phase that can be done both in Easter and during the second fortnight of July in our Toledo camp, where campers are lodged in full-board accommodation.
The second is the practical phase, it take place after the theory phase during a fortnight in the summer, bank holidays, school activities or in another official centre. In such case, the student must provide a letter that proves their work.
The practical phase can be done in our camp in full-board accommodation, and Castillo de Layos reserves the right to pick each counselor trainee based on the requirements of each of our programs.
The topics are stipulated by the Castilla-La Mancha Economy and Employment Department. We work with a qualified team of teachers all of whom have experience in school environments, apart from our three star coordinators.
The program includes the following topics: infant education, free time, group developmental psychology, legislation and educational planning, first aid, sport entertainment, special education, environmental education, games and group dynamics.
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