The perfect summer job

We are young austria

As a private youth travel operator, young austria has been organising trips for children and young people for almost 70 years.

A professional network of accommodation providers, we have been creating both sporting experiences and active adventures in Salzburgerland together with our 16 partner houses since 1950. The ya! summer camps form a small, but perfectly formed part of our company. Our goal is not only to ensure the company stays ahead of trends in the youth travel sector, but to offer holidays full of experiences for children and young people from all over the world to enjoy.

Young Austria regards itself as a holiday operator for children and young people between 6 and 17. We aim to promote the talents and strengths of our young guests and support them on what is often their first trip without parents.

When children and young people from all over the world come together, culture, religion and politics play no part. Our drive is to facilitate unforgettable experiences and promote friendships from all over the world.

We act as an extension of parental care and constantly ensure parents feel sure that their children are in safe hands. As holiday operators, we use a mixture of comprehensive communication, individual care and highly responsible actions, day in day out.


TEAMWORK is key for us. Although every counsellor has his or her own role in the team, everyone is responsible for making sure the camp runs smoothly. Depending upon the size of the camp, there are either one or two camp managers and several counsellors. The counsellor to participant ratio depends on the camp but is always between 1:5 and 1:8.

Our job offers

Conditions to work as a ya! camps counsellor / ya! camps teacher

  • You are available for at least 3 weeks between the 15th of June till the 31st of August
  • You are at least 19 years old
  • You have an EU-citizenship
  • You enjoy working with kids and young people
  • You are friendly and courteous with kids, young people, parents and your counsellor team
  • You show commitment, flexibility, team spirit & creativity
  • Ingenuity and funny ideas for activities and sports
  • You have experiences in first aid
  • You are sporty
  • You are TEFL, TESOL or CELTA certified or are experienced in teaching English otherwise

Procedure of application

  • Online application
    The first round involves applying on our website using our online counsellor application - the first round of applications. If your application is accepted, you will receive an invitation to a second online round of applications (CV and photo). If this is also successful, you will receive a preliminary job confirmation. The only thing left to do then is to agree with us which weeks you would like to work. 
  • Interview
    It’s important to us to get to know you personally. Therefore, we will have an interview with every applicant. These interviews will take place over videochat (Whatsapp, Messenger).
  • Definitive job confirmation
    After the interview, when all questions are cleared, you will receive a definitive job confirmation.
  • Training
    Depending on your starting date, the Wednesday before, you are excpected at your camp for a counsellor seminar. The counsellor seminar involves different workshops and visiting classes and activities.

If you have questions, don’t hesitate to conatct

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