Help at a camp for 9th graders two hours from Reykjavik in Iceland

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  • Description

    Description

    About our Camp

    Our Camp is school camp for Icelandic 9th graders born 2003 this season, situated in a former boarding school. We have a dorm with 90 beds, sports hall, pool and great out door surroundings for hiking or biking. We are about 2 hours’ drive from Reykjavik straight north and 20 km from the next village Búðardalur and 180 km strait north from Reykjavik.

    The camp is open from 1. of September to 31. of May and in that period we have an average of 75 participants per week. We are owned and run by an Icelandic youth and culture organization.

    The languages spoken at camp are Icelandic and English

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Other
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Help

    Help

    Working hour is approx. 5 hour a day in average, we try to get of early on Fridays.
    The helping load is:
    • helping the instructors around the participants
    • take one group on a Hike every week
    • taking photo and videos
    • playing and talking with campers in there free time
    • helping with tourist if they arrive here
    • practical work in the house such as cleaning
    • Joining the locals in sport, scouts and other activities are a very important part of being at Camp, we help with coaching the children in various sports, making programs for the scouts. The community here works together, and the camp has played a vital part in the building up of activities for the youngsters in the surrounding municipality
    • Helps the farmers by getting sheep’s down from the mountain, fixing a roof or whatever the task at hand might be.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    icelandic and english

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    depending on how many we are and when you are here the accommodation is either a room i a shared house or a room in the dorm, alone or shared, there are free WI-FI, kitchen, a big living room and washing machine in the house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Possibility in Volunteers free time
    We have a small gym for lifting weights running and biking, a sports hall, 25 meter swimming pool with two hot tubs and a natural hot tub just below the mountain side.

    We are surrounded by mountains and beautiful nature so good hiking possibilities are definitely all around us, and depending of the season also good mountain biking terrain.
    Weekends are normally off.

    BUT we are in a remote place, especially in the winter time. So being able to be with yourself, reading or just anything you like to do alone is very important skills too

    We have had some volunteers before both short term (one to two weeks) and long term (two to three month). And with help from them we have been building up a low rope and obstacle course, we have made videos, courses, activities and lots of other things that the participants in the Camp and the municipality uses and benefits from.

    We see the volunteering at our Camp as a give and take situation. We do provide good working condition, good accommodation, free food and Wi-Fi, guidance and good company and in return we want the volunteer to fit in to our frames that the camp it build upon.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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