Counselor | Concordia Language Villages



  • Completion of of at least one year in college/university/post-secondary school, at fully enrolled status
  • Completion of intermediate level or higher of language study (typically, second- or third-year coursework at the university level)
  • Experience working with children and adolescents
  • Experience living and working in a rustic, outdoor environment
  • Skills in recreational areas (e.g., swimming, archery, guitar) and/or culture (i.e., music, arts, sports related to the Village culture)
  • Previous Concordia Language Villages or other camp experience (residential or day only), preferred


  • Create a physically and psychologically safe environment for villagers and other staff.
  • Participate in all aspects of Village life, including meals, song times, evening programs, cultural presentations and staff meetings.  Lead or assist as directed.
  • Teach small language classes and/or activity classes.
  • Live in a cabin with children (“villagers”), as part of a counseling team, to provide supervision.  Lead games, Cabin Council and other activities to create a cabin community. 
  • Serve as a positive role model for desired behaviors among villagers, including use of Village language.
  • Complete other tasks as assigned by the dean and leadership staff. 


Starting at $290 for a one-week period, room and board.