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Camp counselor for the Change My Stars English Immersion Camp, Project Esperanza, Puerto Plata, DR

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Camp counselor for the Change My Stars English Immersion Camp, Project Esperanza, Puerto Plata, DR

Give the gift of language!  Come volunteer as a camp counselor for the Change My Stars English Immersion Camp in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic with Project Esperanza.

During six weeks of summer vacation (June 25-August 6, 2022), we run an English immersion camp as a way to provide our students with fun summer activities, prevent “brain drain”, and give them a meaningful skill…knowledge of English.  

For eleven years now, our camp invites English speaking volunteers from around the world and of all ages to engage with our students in a way where they can jump right in and serve in a comfortable setting.  We can provide housing, meals, transportation, and ground support to our volunteers so they can be successful as they navigate a new country and culture. In the afternoons, volunteers can choose whether they spend time doing recreational activities in the area (such as beach excursions, hiking, snorkeling, horseback riding, travel to other towns in the area...we have many ideas!) or engage in additional volunteer activities in the community, in line with their skills and interests. 

Campers ages 5 to 14 enjoy  arts and crafts, songs, active games and sports, stories, science lessons and time for play and snacks. Campers are organized by age, with each age group having a fruit name, with some flexibility depending on previous English experience of certain campers. All activities are done in English with minimal necessary explanation in Spanish. Campers learn so much and counselors have a blast and a great experience. Camp runs Monday through Fridays, 8am to 12pm.

Volunteers can stay in our volunteer house which is in a beautiful farm setting in the nearby community of Muñoz (For those who want to really dive into life in the DR, staying with us provides a unique experience. Typical Dominican and Haitian meals will be cooked for volunteers who should be prepared to stay in bunks with a shared bathroom that does not have hot water and be prepared to live fairly conservatively with both water and electricity.) or can find other housing of their choice in the area (ask us about our favorites). 

Volunteers can come for any amount of time, from a few days of helping at the camp or the whole six weeks. Teams of families, friends, school groups, church groups and individuals of all ages are welcome! We have hosted groups in the past from Morehouse College, Agnes Scott College, Middlebury College, Virginia Tech, Northeastern University, University of Central Florida, University of Toledo, Ohio State, Georgia State, Pace Academy, and Thayer Academy along with countless churches, families, and individuals.  You can read our many great reviews on the website Great Nonprofits and find out about recent activities on our Facebook page.


Specific dates, costs, and more info. is available here on our website.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for more information or questions.


Give the gift of language!  Come volunteer as a camp counselor for the Change My Stars English Immersion Camp in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic with Project Esperanza.

During six weeks of summer vacation (June 25-August 6, 2022), we run an…

Details at a Glance

  • Start Date
    June 25, 2022
    12:00 AM EDT
    4:00 AM UTC
  • End Date
    August 6, 2022
    11:59 PM EDT
    3:59 AM UTC
  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)
  • Recurrence
    Recurring
  • Fee Required

Location

On-site

Project Esperanza

Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic

How to Apply

Please email us for more information and to register as a volunteer.

Please email us for more information and to register as a volunteer.

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