The ministry of language instruction includes English and German. This involves leading two conversational lessons per day in groups of five to fifteen campers with two teachers. Beginner level groups will be supplied a translator. Your personal testimony is a large part of the language teaching ministry. Minimum requirement: 18 years of age. We encourage people with life experience to apply, married or single.
Sport coaches give instruction to campers in soccer, basketball, volleyball, baseball, disc golf, or American football. If you are a coach or have special training in any of these areas, please let us know.
This ministry could include such things as heavy and light construction and maintenance, painting, landscaping, clean-up and equipment repair. Minimum age: 16 years, depending upon the work being done. Youth groups should be accompanied by one adult for every five youth.
For more information please contact István Takáts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JUNE 30 - JULY 06
7 - 12 years
JULY 28 - AUG 03
10 - 14 years
Volleyball, Soccer, Ultimate-Frisbee,
JULY 07 - 13
7 - 12 years
English, Creative, Soccer, Baseball
AUGUST 04 - 10
14 - 19 years
English, Volleyball, Ultimate-Frisbee, Soccer, Basketball, (Drama?)
JULY 14 - 20
10 - 14 years
English, Creative, Volleyball, Basketball
AUGUST 11 - 17
14 - 19 years
English, Volleyball, Ultimate-Frisbee,
JULY 21 - 24
10 - 14 years
English, Soccer, Basketball, Drama, German
FOR ENGLISH TEACHERS
The following materials are intended to help you get the proper information out to the English teachers on your team. All of the materials are listed below and can be downloaded in PDF format to be printed out and distributed to your team members.
Please take the time to read through all of the following information.
If you have any questions regarding English camp, please feel free to email István Takáts at email@example.com!
Thank you so much for all your hard work in getting your team organized for this missions trip! We anticipate a great summer of ministry and are excited that you and your team will have a part in it.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE
Due to the nature of our camp schedule and new teams arriving and departing each week, we sometimes experience an "overlap" situation with a limited number of rooms. Therefore, we ask that your team plan to arrive at Word of Life on Saturday, and plan your departure for the following Saturday. It might be necessary to book a room in Budapest for any extra days you will be here. Recommended hotel information is provided under Hotels. We will do our very best to help you make these arrangements. We thank you for understanding this situation.
Room accommodation for you and your team will be mainly in the castle. If we are unable to accommodate you in the castle, we may need to put you up in our dormitory.
Castle Accommodation: The rooms will be private to semi-private. Some rooms have a full bath in the room, and some have bath facilities just across the hallway.
We ask every international volunteer to help us cover the ministry expenses by donating $420/person/week. This would not only cover the room and board, but also help us with other costs so the camp could be cheaper. Please be kind as to consider giving a volunteer donation to help us cover these expenses.
Breakfast and dinner are very light meals. Generally, they consist of bread, cold cuts or cheese, and hot tea. Lunch is the big meal of the day. The Hungarian food that you will eat may be very different than what you are used to eating. Please be careful about criticizing the food, because the kids to whom you are ministering eat this kind of food! There is a snack shack that sells sodas, chips, candy bars, ice-cream, etc. In addition, there are several small stores that are within walking distance.
Upon your arrival at the airport, each team member should withdraw or exchange whatever they need for the camp week at the airport. The simplest way to get money at the airport and in Budapest is through the ATM machine. Please know that bank card rates are generally better than exchanging cash. If your team tours Budapest and the surrounding areas, there will be ATM machines and places to exchange more money for meals, shopping, and transportation.
HOTELS & SIGHTSEEING
Please keep in mind that your accommodation will include Saturday, the day before camp begins, through the end of camp the following Saturday morning. We are unable to guarantee your housing before or after this time frame. If you would like to arrange a longer stay, or you need assistance in making a hotel reservation for additional days and nights in Hungary, please contact our Guest Services Department (firstname.lastname@example.org).
HOW TO DRESS
Here at Word of Life, we strive to represent Christ in our behavior, lifestyle, and dress. For this very reason we ask that our staff, as well as our volunteers, dress in a way that is traditionally characteristic of both men and women. In general, we ask every camp volunteer, as well as staff member, to dress in a conservative manner, in a way that would not cause anyone to stumble, but that would be an example for all those that are serving, the parents, and the campers. Let us pay attention that our clothing is clean and that we refrain from clothing with any anti-Christian writing as well as anything that would be considered immoral.
It is required that all internationals be covered by any insurance. We could help you get it through our system, or you could get any other insurance you like.
WHAT TO BRING
Long pants and sweatshirt(s)
- Bathing suit
- Towel - bath towels are provided but you may want to bring one of your own as we don’t give a new towel for every day; beach towels are not provided
- European outlet adapters for phone and other appliance chargers. Most phone chargers and computers work with our voltage, you only need to bring adapters like THESE
- European adapter for hair dryers or straighteners (make sure your adapter is strong enough to cover the wattage of your appliance); we do have a hair dryer in most of the castle rooms
View our camp reports from past years:
If you'd like to receive some physical copies of our 2022 Camp Report, please contact István Takáts at email@example.com.
View photos and videos of our past camps: