• Italy
Project Types
Childcare Education Teaching ESL

Program Details

Age Min.
Age Max
Travel Type
Budget Solo


Starting Price
Price Details
The program is free, but to confirm the spot there is an Administration Fee of 100€
What's Included
Accommodation Meals Transportation
Jan 18, 2023
Jan 11, 2023
7 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

Have you ever imagined what is like to live in Italy like a local? Discover the country, the people and the traditions?
This immersion program allows English native speakers to become CAMP COUNSELORS in Italy while living a very rewarding experience. Thanks to your help, young Italian students will be able to improve their English level and know your culture.
You will become a part of the local community and have the chance to create an incredible bond with Italian kids and teens.

📆 Dates:
Option 1: from June 30th to July 15th
Option 2: From July 14th to July 29th

📍 Location:
Cupra Marittima, Italy, on the beautiful Adriatic coast

👉Included in the program:
- Meals: 3 meals a day included
- Accommodation: At camp location, in shared bedrooms with other counselors
- Training:Pre-departure material
- Safe camp counselor position assigned prior to departure
- Orientation after the arrival
- Teaching material
- Professional Italian staff for supervision

Video and Photos

Program Highlights

  • Volunteer Teaching in Italy with kids and teens
  • Become a Camp Counselor while exploring Italy
  • Stay for free in Italy while teaching English to Italian kids and teens
  • Make international friends while volunteering in Italy
  • Discover Italy and live like a local

Related Programs

Program Reviews

5.00 Rating
based on 11 reviews
  • 5 rating 100%
  • 4 rating 0%
  • 3 rating 0%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Benefits 5
  • Support 5
  • Fun 5
  • Facilities 4.9
  • Safety 5
  • Impact 5
  • Support 5
  • Fun 5
  • Value 5
  • Safety 5
Showing 1 - 8 of 11 reviews
Default avatar
Yes, I recommend this program

You Can Camp review

As soon as I finished my final year at school, I knew I wanted to travel, and to spend my summer abroad. I'd studied English and wanted to continue at University, and so I looked up summer camps across Italy.

I was so nervous on my first day, and was one of the youngest tutors there. I felt as if I had very little real world experience at that point, and also struggled (and still do) with social anxiety. Though I don't think this is something that's "fixable", I do think that getting out of my comfort zone (in a SAFE environment) really helped me.

Now I'm 22, and I still think of it as one of the best experiences of my life. The other tutors were amazing and from all over the world, and I became close with my British roommates (we met in England again later that summer).

The kids were on another level. They were open to us, curious about the world and our cultures, and ready to learn. They enjoyed the hiking and activities, the swimming and dining together, and most of all, making our project movie which we would screen at the cinema event on our final evening!

I'm now at film school in London and this was a turning point for me. I hadn't realised just how much I loved writing, directing, and working with people on a film! So, thank you. Even with a cast/group of eleven year olds, we made something special, and had the most fun doing it. The cinema night (where every tutor group's film is screened like you're at Cannes) is just the cherry on top for me. I think it's is a genius idea on behalf of You Can Camp, and I wish school trips had done something like that when I was a kid.

Every night, we'd dine with the kids, and that was probably my favourite part of the day. You absolutely get out of the experience what you put in. Getting to know different individuals, their hopes and dreams, their fears and anxieties... it brought all of us together. I think we can learn a lot from kids.

The rest of the camp flies by in a blur, and that's largely (if not all) thanks to Sara, Corinna and Fia, who run the camp, and who you can absolutely depend on. I really can't stress enough how funny, kind, generous, empathetic, and organised they are.

I'm in contact with my previous students, tutors, and the You Can Camp leaders today. I'm incredibly grateful for these relationships, and I'm so so glad I decided to book my flight years ago. Can't wait to see you this summer. :)

  • The kids themselves
  • The organisers and connections/relationships built
  • The facilities and catering
  • Possibly considered a late night for non-europeans (12 pm ish)
  • Long hours (and take care of yourself - drink water etc!)
  • Can't think of another
3 people found this review helpful.
Default avatar
Yes, I recommend this program

Camp counselor

Being a camp counselor with Youcancamp was amazing and so rewarding. It’s one of those trips that i’m going to think of for the rest of my life. You get free meals and a free place to stay (it feels like a college dorm, but fun), you make connections with other counselors from around the world and the kids from all over Italy. You begin your day a bit early, around 8 or 9am and you’re assigned the kids village or the teen village and you’re paired with other counselors to create activities and such. The schedule is very straightforward but can be adjusted if you like. Sara was amazing at communicating and setting all of this up! I would recommend this place to anyone.

  • Free food and stay
  • Pool and amenities can be used
  • Exposed you to different cultures/experiences
  • Rooms are a bit small with no AC but you get used to it
  • Long days
  • Pasta surprisingly becomes tiring
5 people found this review helpful.
Default avatar
Yes, I recommend this program

You Can Camp is my 2nd Home

I cannot say enough great things about You Can Camp and the people that run camp. I first participated in camp in 2017 and absolutely fell in love with the Marche region of Italy as well as the camp counselors that run the camp. I went back in 2018 & 2019 to be a counselor and have made so many lifelong friends not only with my roommates during my camp stay but the Italian counselors as well. Italy became my 2nd home. From the time you are picked up and taken to Porto Sant’ Elpidio to the time you leave you are treated like family. Not only is italy a beautiful place but the people are as well. The apartments are nice and equipped with everything you need during your stay and you’re very close to the beach so an afternoon nap on the beach is lovely! Camp is the most fun I’ve had during my time in education (this is my 11th year teaching). The English games are engaging and you’re free to differentiate them with your teaching knowledge. The kids that come to camp are so sweet, loving, and respectful! They are truly there to learn English and get better. Their parents are incredibly appreciative which makes being a teacher/camp counselor so rewarding!

  • Teaching kids english
  • The town & people
  • The food
  • None
4 people found this review helpful.
Default avatar
Yes, I recommend this program

Experience of a lifetime

You can camp allows you to immerse yourself in the culture of Italy with a collaborative atmosphere of educators. This camp provides the counselors and campers the opportunity to teach and learn English in a natural way through games and play. The support provided by the lead counselors maintain a safe and fruitful environment for all participants to thrive in! I have done this camp twice and cannot wait until I can participate again!
The home stay or apartment option will allow you to make life long connections!

  • Cultural immersion
  • Traveling outside of major cities
  • Life long connection with friends from around the world.
  • Language barrier to start with campers
  • Use of cell phone may be limited
  • No ac (typical to Italian homes / apartments)
6 people found this review helpful.
Default avatar
Yes, I recommend this program

You Can Camp: A Memorable Experience for Campers and Counselors

Spending a week in beautiful Italy working with children on their English language skills was one of the best experiences I've been fortunate enough to have. The staff and other counselors were incredible to work with--everyone was so friendly and helpful, and the days flew by thanks to extraordinary teamwork. The activity-filled days were balanced perfectly with a relaxed atmosphere, and I will always cherish the bonds I got to create with campers and counselors alike during my trip. I look forward to joining You Can Camp for future summers to come!

  • Housing, meals, and transit to and from camp location is provided
  • Get to meet counselors from all over the world
  • Get to exchange personal stories/experiences with campers
5 people found this review helpful.
Default avatar
Yes, I recommend this program

Best experience ever!

Imagine the best summer of your life with your closest friends. That’s what I got out of this experience. I came in hoping to gain international teaching experience and left with best friends all over the world. I was at You Can Camp the summer of 2017 and have wanted to go back since then. The teaching conditions are great, you get so much help from the team. The kids are amazing and excited to learn. The apartments you stay in are clean and in great walking distance to so much! The team helps organize fun activities and can give recommendations for what to do in the evening. On the weekends we were able to travel around Italy on train. I don’t have one negative thing to say about You Can Camp, I will always cherish that summer.

  • Great team
  • Wonderful location
  • Clean housing
5 people found this review helpful.
Default avatar
Yes, I recommend this program

True Italy

I really enjoyed living with Italians and learning about their habits, routines, and style of life. I also liked interacting with the other tutors from other parts of the US, Canada, and the UK. The camp was structured very well with various activities and constant support. I was able to be myself and have a great time talking about myself and my experiences in the US.
I liked listening to some future goals and plans that Italian students have created for themselves. Definitely by far, the best summer ever!!!!

  • Atmosphere
  • Fun and friendly enviornment
  • Food
  • Wow, it was hot!
5 people found this review helpful.
Default avatar
Yes, I recommend this program

You Can Camp

You Can Camp was one of the best experiences of my life! It provided many different opportunities, including working with Italian kids at the day camp (teaching English), living in a quaint Italian town and truly immersing into the culture and getting to travel to other parts of Italy on the weekends. I would do this program every summer if I could! The Italian counselors and directors of the camp were incredible and helped us thrive as counselors. Porto is an amazing city and on the beach! The apartments were great!

  • Immersed into Italian culture
  • Getting to travel on weekends
  • Working with enthusiastic kids
  • Not being able to travel outside of Italy on weekends
3 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers