Our Surf Camp in Costa Rica is a mystical surf camp located in the jungles of Tamarindo, Costa Rica, and a short ride to Playa Tamrindo beach -- We provide a unique opportunity to experience the authentic Costa Rican way of life -- Through daily surfing, camping, yoga, remote beach and waterfall excursions, among countless other activities, our surf camp serves as a foundation to connect with yourself, other adventurous travelers, and Costa Rica's vast and extraordinary offerings of nature and wildlife.
The idea is to create a fun, energetic atmosphere full of adventures and unforgettable memories, while simultaneously being in harmony with the environment and culture of Costa Rica. To create this atmosphere, we are looking for open-minded volunteers who will be a constant positive and valuable contribution to our operational team.
We were recognized by Workaway, among their 25,000 hosts, as "Host of the Month" in June 2016! You can read the interview they did with us about our volunteer program on Workaway's "Host of the Month" section of their website's Blog, by clicking the badge on our profile, or by Googling the title. It is titled: "Living In a Surf Camp In Costa Rica"!
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
We offer two tiers of volunteer options:
A) Qualified Volunteer: In exchange for accommodations and food, two meals a day (breakfast & dinner), you will provide a specific professionally-skilled trade. While we are open-minded to accepting other skilled trades, we are looking for volunteers with the following skills set : Surf Instructor (Immediate Availability), Yoga Instructor (Beginning in early April), Experienced Social Media manager (Beginning in April 2019), Experienced Photographer (Beginning late January), Experienced Videographer (Beginning middle January), Experienced Writers/Bloggers (Availability ASAP), and experienced painters/artists (artist spot available middle early January).
Your inquiry into this volunteer option will be carefully reviewed, and if accepted, you will potentially be asked to Skype so we can discuss the expected contributions further.
While we do all we can to determine a Volunteer's qualifications prior to arrival, once accepted as a Qualified Volunteer, you will be required to undergo a one week trial period (meals included) your first week in camp, in which you simply exhibit your skill set and enthusiasm, to confirm your suggested capabilities.
A Qualified Volunteer can expect to be a large part of our day-to-day operations, and ultimately the entire camp's development (around an average of 2-3 hours a day/5 days a week)!
B) General Volunteer: While this volunteer program isn't as focused on one specific skill set like the Qualified Volunteer option is, your contributions to the team are as essential to the camp's atmosphere, togetherness, and prosperity. In exchange for accommodations (not food), you will help with general, day-to-day tasks. These general tasks can include: cleaning general areas, art projects, construction team, gardening, surf equipment maintenance, and miscellaneous tasks that help see the camp flourish at its optimal capacity. While you will never help more than 15 hours a week, these tasks will typically take up just 10-12 hours of your week. Because of our location in the jungle of Costa Rica, the nearest food options are around a 30-35 minute walk (or 5 minute shuttle/cab) or there is the option of a meal plan within the camp.
-- Please let us know which option you are interested in, and we will promptly respond back with our availability, camp FAQ's, and any further necessary information. --
Both what a traveler can benefit and learn at our Workaway comes down to a few simple things: Human connection, self-exploration, and merging culture through humanitarian efforts to work with the local community in enriching both our surrounding area and also our own perspectives. You can expect to be a part of things such as teaching English to children, beach trash pickups, or focused projects designed to maintain the well-being of our surrounding environment. Make sure to let us know If you are bi-lingual and are interested in helping us lead the events where we are teaching english to local Costa Rican children!
Accommodation in a dorm with wi-fi, beds, and sheets provided.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
2 to 3 per day (max 15 hours/week)-option 2