our team

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Camps that are personally created and experienced by an extraordinary team.

Day after day in our Camps Office in Salzburg and in the youth hotels on location. During the whole year we work to create 11 perfect weeks for our participants from around the world.

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VINCENT ACKERMANS

organisational director of ya! camps

Vincent is a qualified teacher, responsible for organising and scheduling all tasks and activities of our counsellors. He uses a multi-level recruitment process to choose our counsellors and carries out personal interviews with those shortlisted. Counsellors must be able to demonstrate a sense of responsibility, social competence and a flair for working with children, before they are offered training for the role of "young austria" camp counsellor. Many of our over 150 counsellors have worked for ya! CAMPS for many years, seeing their role less as a job and more as a passion.


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SOPHIE MÜLLER

travel expert ya! CAMPS Office

Sophie is in charge of the booking administration, the customer centre with all the important documents for the trip and is involved in the creative process of further developing our camps. On the phone and via email, she answers your questions and ensures that every concern is taken seriously and treated with the utmost attention. Her studies in tourism management and several years of experience as a receptionist in a youth hotel have prepared her perfectly for the work at the young austria camps.


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DENISE RIEPL

travel expert ya! CAMPS Office

Denise has been working as a supervisor at our young austria camps since 2020. In order to better combine practice and theory, Denise is now also on board with our office team. She tries to bring in her experiences from the summer as well as from her practice as a language teacher for the further development of the camps, so that the next summers will again be an unforgettable time for the children and young people as well as for the counsellors and teachers.


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KATRIN ESTERL

travel coordinator for train and bus transfers

young austria works closely with the German and Austrian railways. We have been safely bringing our participants from A to B for decades: from all over Germany and Austria. We also offer an extensive airport service in Munich. This requires efficient planning, flexibility and an excellent team. Katrin herself chooses around 100 travel counsellors and trains them ready for their work as travel supervision.


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ALICE KALTNER

Trend scout and quality manager

Alice is an experienced mountaineer, certified sports scientist and Alpine educator. Thanks to her expert knowledge and personal experience she knows exactly what safety entails. Alice chooses all of our external sports partners and checks their equipment, their professionalism when dealing with our participants and requires evidence of licences and insurance. She doesn‘t miss a thing – no one can pull the wool over her eyes when it comes to sport.


CHRISTINA KALTNER-KRONLACHNER and KATRIN LENGAUER-KALTNER

managing directors

Our team ensures our camps are of the highest quality. It is our job to create the ideal conditions and ensure constant further development and innovation. We are personally there for our participants, their parents, colleagues and service providers. All the time. Day and night. Being able to lead the best summer camps in Austria for thousands of participants from over 50 countries makes us both happy and proud. Being responsible for it all is a pleasure.

Camps that are personally created and experienced by an extraordinary team.