Are you a current college student or teacher looking for an international experience this Summer? Are you creative, independent, responsible, and fun? Do you like working with underprivileged children in a educational atmosphere?
If so, BECA wants to hear from you. Every year, BECA assembles a team of committed Summer Camp counselors who want to dedicate themselves to the difficult but rewarding work that we do in Honduras. We seek enthusiastic, curious, diverse, and thoughtful volunteers. For every application, we consider the applicant's volunteer service, international engagement, teaching experience, and academic record. BECA volunteer positions are competitive - our typical admissions rate hovers around 45%. Please note that applicants need not be certified teachers nor fluent Spanish speakers.
Summer Camp Counselors are typically current college students, recent college graduates, or teachers. Counselors live in BECA's communal volunteer housing in Cofradia, Cortes. Since the camp only runs in the morning, counselors are free in the afternoons to lesson plan, go on home visits, play soccer, and immerse themselves in life in Cofradia.
The commitment is four weeks (June 28 - July 21; dates subject to change by one week). The first week includes orientation activities, opportunities to get to know students and families, and significant time for planning camp activities. Camp runs Monday to Friday during the remaining 4 weeks. On weekends many volunteers choose to travel to the beach, a cloud forest, and/or Mayan ruins.
Our relationship with the community in Cofradia is very well-developed. Therefore, this is an excellent program for people who want to truly experience life in a small town in Honduras. It will not be a resort experience, but we assure you that due to our local partners' commitment to the program, it will be the most genuine hospitality on earth! If you really want to make a difference in the lives of Honduras' children and in your own life, we encourage you to apply today!
Because the Summer Camp is a supplemental program, BECA recoups the program's expenses through donations paid by Summer Camp Counselors who wish to participate. In exchange for this experience, we ask that you contribute or fundraise $1,000 for the BECA program to help defray costs (food, accommodation, training, materials, and a high speed internet connection). A reduced contribution may be available for college students with demonstrated need.