In our office in Kreuzberg, people from 10 countries with different academic backgrounds and individual stories come together every day, to make Juvigo a little bit better. We run everything from our office in Berlin, but we offer our service in 9 different countries: Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Switzerland and Italy. Our team members work in different fields in the company. We have IT specialists, product managers for all 9 countries, customer service experts, marketing specialists and our HR & Office Management team. We hope to welcome you to the team soon!
Founder and CEO
Björn grew up attending summer camps every year. When he was 18 he was in charge of an entire camp for the first time. He still remembers the bonfires and all the other great memories he made. Because he wanted to make this experience easier to find for every kid and their parents, he founded Juvigo. As CEO he is the strategic head behind Juvigo. He is also very much involved in the recruiting process, so you will meet him in the course of your application process.
You can find out even more about Björn in our interview with him: Get to know Björn
Ferdi is an irreplaceable part of the team and has been there for the first steps of our platform. Today he is our Head of IT and in charge of the development of our product from an IT-perspective. Be it the internationalisation, new tools to program or the implementation of ideas from our team – Ferdi always finds great solutions.
You can find out even more about Ferdi in our German interview with him: Get to know Ferdi
Kilian has turned his hobbies martial arts and programming into his profession: He is a specialist in software development and IT security. Not only does Kilian conscientiously guard the Juvigo data around the clock, he also makes sure that our servers don’t smoke and that everything is ready for you to use at any time. His relaxed attitude at all times – thanks to his summer camp experience – makes working with him very enjoyable!
As a working student and with an ambitious wealth of ideas, Fenja complements the IT team to ensure that Juvigo’s vacation camps are also appropriately staged behind the scenes. As a child, she was a staunch advocate of horseback riding vacations, so she’s already been to a few camps around Germany’s capital. Fenja is a media informatics student, as a balance to her technical studies, she pursues her musical passion.
As a counselor in summer camps, Ayke has been to different locations in Europe. Whether Croatia, France or Spain, Ayke’s experience in youth travel comes from the most diverse corners of Europe. That’s why it is not surprising that she is in charge of the international daily business as our Head of Operations. She studied Tourism Management in Wilhelmshaven (B.A.) and Sustainable Tourism Management in Eberswalde (M.A.).
You can find out even more about Ayke in our interview with her: Get to know Ayke
To ensure that all office matters are handled in an organized manner, Emy always has an open ear and keeps her eyes open for anything, that needs attending. She offers support for any tricky administrative task. Her favorite camps are clearly of a sporting nature – no wonder, as she not only plays volleyball in her free time, but is also passionate about swimming and exploring the slopes by snowboard in winter. Since 3rd grade Emy has spent her summers at sports camps and on language trips to Berlin and Canada.
You can find out even more about Emy in our German interview with her: Get to know Emy
Anyone who applies for a job at Juvigo will definitely get in touch with Patricia. In the area of HR / Office Management she is responsible for all topics concerning our (future) employees. Starting with recruiting, HR management and employer branding up to office management, everything is represented in Patricia’s area of responsibility. Like all our employees, Patricia can identify with the topic of summer camps and youth travel. During a youth trip together with her best friend, Patricia explored London and even met the royal family – even if only in the wax museum ;).
You want to become a part of our Juvigo team? Patricia is looking forward to your application!
As a trainee in tourism management, Max has had a look behind the scenes at Juvigo. He has completed his training and is now a permanent part of the team. He makes sure that your working conditions are perfect from a technical perspective. His passion for traveling has accompanied him since his school days. His best travel experiences have been on trips to Prague and Italy, of course due to the not insignificant advantage of the delicious ice creams there.
You can find out even more about Max in our German interview with him: Get to know Max
Germany / Austria / Switzerland
Flo is the product manager for our German platform. He continuously works on his goal to have broad and various offer on our website. He is in charge of the relationships with our partners and always finds new camps that we want to offer on our website. Sometimes he develops new camps together with our partners for our customers. In our high season he of course also does customer service and helps parents to find the perfect camp for their kids. As a supervisor and camp director of two handball camps and of ski and beach camps, Flo has gained a lot of experience in summer camps and youth travel.
You can find out even more about Flo in our German interview with him: Get to know Flo
If Parents call Juvigo and are looking for competent advice, Katrin is the right person to talk to. As an annual attendee of summer camps since her childhood, she has not only taken on various roles as a guest or counselor, but has of course also been around a lot. Experienced and patient, she will help our customers find the perfect camp. Particularly close to her heart are ski and sports camps or city trips, where she has gained a lot of experience as a counselor. Not only on the phone Katrin has a helpful nature – privately she spends her time as an enthusiastic trainer in dancing for children and adults or in activities with the family.
You can find out even more about Katrin in our German interview with her: Get to know Katrin
Mandy is in charge of our German customer service department. When Mandy answers the phone at Juvigo, the perfect camp for everyone is quickly found with warmth and patience. With her years of experience as a counselor and in camp management, she has the right eye for your vacation search. Of course, Mandy has also been enthusiastic about summer camps since her school days and caught the travel bug on two language trips to Malta. So she is especially passionate about new languages.
Jenny enriches two teams at once: She invests her heart and soul in content creation and also contributes her part in the customer service. In doing so, she skilfully combines her creativity with a pinch of adventurousness – not an unusual combination, since she has already spent more than half a year in New Zealand and has already been to several summer camps as participant and counselor. Her favorite camps are language trips or dance camps. A lot of action is important to Jenny, so she likes to do sports in her free time or spends afternoons with her friends.
As the creative head of the online magazine, Romie pulls the strings with particular skill as soon as it comes to PR and marketing. When journalists contact Juvigo, she forms the friendly, bright voice behind the team – and she does so with experienced conviction! As a child, Romie went on horseback riding camps, but her heart still belongs to action camps to this day. Her favorite activities were night hikes and snipe hunts. Romie is currently on parental leave and we are already looking forward to her coming back!
You can find out even more about Romie in our German interview with her: Get to know Romie
The fact that our skate camps are described with so much el(i)an and heart is not only due to Eli’s sensitivity for linguistic expression, but also to his passion for skating. As a working student in the field of media and business psychology, he complements the content team with his humorous manner. With his summer camp experience from several Paris skate camps, Eli has brought back both new friendships and many eventful memories from which his inspiration can now benefit.
You can find out even more about Eli in our German interview with him: Get to know Eli
Moritz’s summer camp history started at a very young age. After spending his childhood days at camps and then his summers on language trips in his teens, he later just kept the adventure atmosphere going by working as a counselor and in customer service for language travel companies or by traveling to faraway countries.
So it is no surprise that he has the real insider tips when it comes to language travel. When he’s not answering the phone, Moritz is busy getting new tour operators interested in Juvigo and taking care of internal administrative tasks.
Of course creative camps are Louisa’s absolute favorites: As a dual marketing management student, she also provides new creative ideas in the content team. She has great knowledge in SEO and is working on our social media and newsletter strategy. Since she was 7 years old, she has spent at least one week of every year at a summer camp and later became a counselor at a multi-sport camp. She is passionate about photography and practices Latin American dancing.
Magdalena expands the summer camp horizon with a huge amount of ambition all the way to her home in Austria. She is in charge of our expansion to Austria and Switzerland. Maggie loves to dance and the first time she went to a summer camp was at the age of 6. After that she could not get enough. She went on trips every year until her teens and later worked as a counselor herself. Even today, Maggie is always open to new experiences, which is exactly why the team is happy to have her on board in Berlin.
You can find out even more about Maggie in our German interview with her: Get to know Maggie
Netherlands / Belgium
Sam loves to travel in good company, is passionate about music and enjoys reading non-fiction books about New York in the 1980s. He gained a lot of camp experience as a teenager as a participant and was in the classroom in his twenties. He is enthusiastically in charge of communicating with our clients and tour operators!
You can find out even more about Sam in our Dutch interview with him: Get to know Sam
Jannah grew up in the Achterhoek region and loves movies, photography and traveling. Although she grew up in a small village, she likes to be in an international environment. She is following an international education, she has had several jobs in tourism at home and abroad and her interest lies in learning new languages and cultures. Now she has come to Berlin for a new challenge where she mainly works on the content of our website!
Growing up in the heart of the Alps, Laurette spent her childhood between ski slopes and summer camps in France and abroad. With friends who were directors of summer camps in the mountains, she was always been in the world of summer or winter camps. Her passion for interculturality and foreign languages led her to study translation in French, English and Mandarin. After working for several months as a summer camp counselor in England, an experience that will remain forever engraved in her memory, she decided to have a look behind the scenes and work in Berlin for Juvigo! She is now in charge of the French market, which includes answering customers’ questions as well as the content of our French platform so that every young person can find the camp they will remember for life!
You can find out even more about Laurette in our French interview with her: Get to know Laurette
Francesco is a lover of nature and spontaneous travel. Having grown up in Ecuador, from a very young age he understood the importance of being in contact with nature, exploring new places and creating experiences that he remembers to this day. His work experiences in Ecuador, Germany and Dubai in the customer service and sales sector, made him a person with multicultural competence, communicative and always ready to solve problems in a calm and effective way.
He is in charge of the relationships with our Spanish partners and always finds new camps that we want to offer on the Spanish platform. He is also in charge of the customer service in Spain.
You can find out even more about Francesco in our Spanish interview with him: Get to know Francesco
Miguel is passionate about the travel and tourism industry. From a very young age he started traveling from North to South of Portugal and also abroad. He also loves to be in contact with people and is always available to help solve any problem. These two passions made him pursue a career in the tourism Industry. Specialized in this area, he worked as a summer camp leader in Portugal and Switzerland, hotel animator in Greece and with the best surfers in the world at the World Surfing Championship in Portugal for several years. During his student years he was also the president of the student association and was responsible for organizing youth trips.
You can find out even more about Miguel in our Portuguese interview with him: Get to know Miguel