Big Fish Academy Team

These are people in a constant search for new ideas, tips and approaches that will help children become great personalities and create a unique space for development. Here, everyone does their work with pleasure - from the director who plays football with the children to the chief who every day invents masterpieces of vegetarian cuisine for children who do not eat meat.

Who does work with children on every camp session:


All Big Fish counselors speak English, and a big part of them are native-speakers. They are cheerful and easy-going boys and girls who are able to create an atmosphere of trust and establish a special relationship with children. Every year, counselors pass special training in accordance with the standards of the US Association of Camps and a 100-hour training program, where they study innovative approaches in working with children, integral leadership in education, humane pedagogy, non-violent communication, risk management, etc.

Administrative staff

There is a core team in the Big Fish Academy. They are specialists, who work in a team all year round. They regularly visit the camps, communicate with campers and monitor if everything is clear. There is always someone from the administration at every Big Fish camp.

Help and Support

Certified child psychologists and an experienced pediatric doctor are always on duty at every Big Fish camp. We also cooperate with the security services which ensure the safety of children.


Certified native-speakers with at least 3 years of teaching experience work with children. All of them are certified specialists who are qualified to teach English to foreign children and teenagers. Before the start of the session, all teachers pass a one-week training.

Our Friendly Team

We help children to reveal their talents and potential and support them on the path of growing up and developing. Due to this, new stars light up every session at Big Fish Academy. And this is the best gratitude for our work.

Iryna Zaretska-Cotruta

Camp Mom
Founder of Camp

Arcadie Cotruta

Camp Dad
Managing Director

Valeriia Nechyporuk

Talent Hunter
HR Manager

Liza Tkachenko

Master of Fun and Games
Program Director

Svit Lykholit

Camp Life Master
Program Developer

Iryna Ostapova

Emotion Drive
Sales Manager

Iryna Kurakina

People Magnet
Our partner from Odessa

Sasha Asanova

Guardians of memory
Content manager

Ira Sosiedko

Creative Writer

Do you want to become a part of the Big Fish Academy team and change the world together?

We are always looking for bright and talented individuals who love children and believe that working with them is the most delicate, responsible, multifaceted and important for future generations.

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