Whale watching camp - Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada



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  • Description


    This is a whale watch camp located on Compton Island in the Inside Passage, accessed from Telegraph Cove on Vancouver Island. From June- September we host 10 guests for a 3 night, 4 day visit where they get the chance to enjoy whale watching from our boat, kayaks or from the comfort of our beach.

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    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
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    Creating/ Cooking family meals

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    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Workaways will meet people from all over the world as they travel to experience the incredible wildlife. Friendships are often formed. There will also be the opportunity to join boat and kayak trips and learn about the wildlife, flora and fauna.

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    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

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  • Help


    We are looking for help with at camp duties. Work will include help in the kitchen, setting the table, washing dishes and cleaning/housekeeping duties. Our work pattern runs as a three day trip repeated back to back throughout the summer so you will become familiar with the times of day you work and the time you are free to enjoy the island and boat trips.

    Our camp environment is home to the guests during their stay. We share meals with the guests and build friendships. They will be interested in your stories and sharing around the campfire so, however casual, it is important to be friendly and helpful at all times.

    We are looking for 2 helpers to join us for each of the following time periods (dates are fixed); Please apply with a date range in mind.

    (1) June 10th - July 15th - (ALLOCATED/UNAVAILABLE)
    (2) July 15th - Aug 20th - (ALLOCATED/UNAVAILABLE)
    (3) August 20th - Sept 26th - (ALLOCATED/UNAVAILABLE)

    we also have spots available for people willing to help and use their skills during set up and take down of camp
    Set up June: 10th - June 20th
    Take down: Sept 26th - Sept 28th

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Tent accommodation with beds. The sounds of the whales will be a constant background noise.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Compton Island has incredibly scenic lookouts into the Inside Passage and humpbacks and passing Orcas can be seen at any time. Other wildlife include bald eagles, seals, sea lions, dolphins, heron as well as the possibility of bears and cougars.

    There will be the chance to join whale watching trips which is shared between all staff during time off. There is also kayaking, fishing and enjoying the various beaches. Please feel free to introduce your own leisure activities to us as well. We would love it if you brought music, yoga or a quirky new tradition to us. There is lots of lovely places to enjoy a book or photography. We also have a slightly off regulation size ping pong table..

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    6-8 hours per day, 5 days

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Host ref number: 223131169719