Responsibilites at the Camp

Responsibilities of the English Native Speakers at Camp Arka

  1. Take responsibility for the health, safety, well-being and happiness of campers during trips, at the lake, on evening programs, during English classes and during sports activities.
  2. Show genuine interest in campers- learn their names, ages, how many times they have been to Camp Arka, their level of English, likes and dislikes, etc.
  3. Provide opportunities for the group so that each individual experiences success while at camp.
  4. Encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment and facilities.
  5. Set a good example for campers in all areas, including cleanliness, punctuality, clean-up chores, rules, and sportsmanship.
  6. Follow camp rules and regulations- smoking, alcoholic beverages and drugs are forbidden during camp.
  7. Report any illnesses, accidents, or behavioral problems to the Director.
  8. More responsibilities may be assigned as required.
  9. Pre-read all the English lessons outlines and discuss with your partner/group. Prepare all material for lessons.


  1. Diagnose child’s level of English speaking abilities (conversation before start of the camp – evaluation test. Organisation with the help of Polish team) and assign camper to the appropriate level.
  2. Lead English classes twice a day (except the day of arrival and departure).
  3. Help lead craft classes and other workshops (previously prepared and individually discussed with Polish staff).
  4. Help lead sports activities, teach campers new games characteristic for the native speaker’s country (individually assigned).
  5. As part of the team of native speakers organize one evening programme at the camp- Culture Night.
  6. Participate in first evening programme at the camp – Integration Games.
  7. Optional- join in with groups of children at the lake, join Bible lesson, on other evening programmes.


  1. Bring 15 small gifts for your English class group (this can be something really small but that is connected with your culture, like stickers, pencils, postcards etc.)

General outline of a plan of a day: 

7:30 wake up
7:30 – 8:00 bathroom
8:20 breakfast
9:15 – 10:00 English Conversations
10:00 – 10:30 getting ready
10:30 – 11:30 English Conversations/sport at the lake
11:30-12:00 getting ready- switch of the groups
12:00 – 13:00 English Conversations/sport at the lake
13:30 lunch
14:15 – 14:45 quiet time in the rooms/ free time
15:00 – 15:45 Bible hour (gr. 1 i 2) / sport (gr. 3 i 4) / crafts (gr. 5 i 6)/
16:00 – 16:45 sport (gr. 1 i 2) / crafts (gr. 3 i 4) / Bible hour (gr. 5 i 6)
17:00 – 17:45 crafts (gr. 1 i 2) / Bible hour (gr. 3 i 4) / sport (gr. 5 i 6)
18:20 gathering
18:30 supper
19:15 – 21:00 evening programme
21:00 – 21:30 bathroom
21:30 quiet time