• Be a camp counselors and teach your skills to children aged 7-17
  • Six or nine week contracts available.
  • Meet new people and make friends from different cultures and countries.
  • Gain experience in coaching and teaching children from 20 different countries around the world.
  • Make Croatia your starting point for your European tour. 
Camp California in Croatia

Program Overview


Would you like to experience being a camp counselor in an “American Style” summer camp in Europe? The Camp California program is a unique way for you to experience being a “Camp Counselor” as well as the opportunity to live and travel in Europe over the summer.   Camp California is located on the spectacular coast of the Adriatic Sea in Croatia.  Children come from all over the world and are between 7–17 years of age.  The majority of children are from Europe and English is their second language.

Camp California is a safe environment for children where they will make friends, learn new skills and gain a better appreciation for diversity. It is the first real “American style” summer camp in Europe. Experiencing Camp California in Croatia will give you the opportunity to experience many new cultures, and make friends from around the world.

Camp California is looking for individuals with previous experience in working and living with children on a 24 hour basis.  Counselors also need to be able to teach one or more of the many activities offered at Camp California each summer. First time counselors receive a stipend of 130 euros per week and the position is for 10 weeks. The stipend helps with your travel costs but this is more of a volunteer position. Room and board are included except for your one day off each week.

Campers and staff come and go from over 20 countries around the world. Children ages 7–14 can participate in Camp California's on-site Resident Camp for 1 or 2 week sessions.  Counselors at Resident camp must be over 20 years of age to be a counselor.  Teens ages 14–17 can participate in Camp California's Teen Program, a tripping and adventure program or Teen Sailing program, which is a combination of small and large boat sailing experience.  Counselors interested in working on Teen Adventure or Teen Sailing must be 25 year of age or older and confident in driving a nine passenger manual transmission van.

Find Out More

This program is available to participants from the USA and other countries. 

Simply Contact Your Local Office and see if this program is available in your country.

If you're interested in working as counselor/staff member, follow the link to apply online on our Camp California Website 

CCUSA offers an international travel insurance policy which is included in the program fee. US and Canadian participants can find their insurance policy here: Insurance Policy