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Do you love kids and want a fun way to make some cash during your university vacations,

or maybe get a tan while you work in South Africa?


If you are looking for a gap year opportunity or an au pair job in South Africa, then working at Sugar Bay

as a summer camp counselor is a perfect fit for you! 

Are you between the ages of 18 - 25? Do you love kids and want a fun way to make some cash?

We look for great spirit, enthusiasm, loads of energy, and caring people who are always smiling and who enjoy the outdoors, swimming in the sea, playing with kids, camping and just having good clean fun. Counselors need to be up for the challenge, as they work long hours and go for long periods without drinking alcohol and smoking, similar to an au pair. If they are up for the challenge, it is such a worthwhile and rewarding opportunity.
Counselors need to be flexible, willing to try new things, helpful, patient, responsible and need to be able to take constructive criticism. It is also imperative that they are English-speaking and confident swimmers, as many of our activities are based in and around water.

The role of a counselor is solely for the children, to be there for them, to spend time with them, stay in cabins with them, to listen to them, and to become their friend and someone they trust. Counselors are responsible for a group of children that they live with for the duration of the camp. They teach a large variety of activities on both the land and at the beach and they run evening programs at night.

Every counselor here at camp has a funny nickname which adds to the magic and mystery of camp life. Camp names allow you to be anything and anyone at camp; Tinkerbell the brave, Squishy the brainiac, Grenade the hero, Punch the crazy or Mango the clown – let your imagination go wild!

All counselors undergo a week of compulsory training followed by a shadow week. There will be a cost involved for the training. The cost for the training includes training, training material, certifications, use of equipment, food and accommodation for the week. Details about training and cost are to be communicated by the programmer should your application be successful. 

A police clearance certificate is required before any counselor can start work at Sugar Bay.  

For more information: 032 485 3097 or email   

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Are you between the ages of 13 - 17?

Then you are invited to do our Indigo Warrior Course:

Indigo Warrior Course:
The first step to becoming a counselor at Sugar Bay. Watch this video for more information:

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