Help out in a non-profit off grid rustic campground in the heart of Squamish, BC, Canada

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  • Description

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    Hello Workawayers!

    We are looking for volunteers for some amazing upcoming projects. If you have already applied, please do again.
    We are a new, non-profit campground located in breathtakingly, beautiful Squamish BC. Truly Squamish is Canada's 4 season, outdoor recreation capital. So many things to do here! Our location is incredible, we are situated along the amazing Mamquam River just short walks away from everything. Our non-profit campground was completely built by volunteers! Our location is also very unique because even though we are in the city limits of Squamish you would never know it by the forest that surrounds us, the wildlife and of course the Mamquam River running near us.

    We designed our campsite to provide fair priced accommodations for people enjoying the many many outdoor adventure activities in the Squamish Area. We are committed to sustainability, re-use and re-purpose, environmental harmony and no trace camping. We are a rustic campground with no fancy RV services and as such we do not take long RV's. The vast majority of our guests are outdoors focused folks that want an authentic Canadian camping experience in an amazing, convenient location.

    Through our non profit society we also work on many maintenance projects during the year including: Climbing route creation and maintenance, Trail Building and maintenance, maintenance of Mamquam River kayak access trails we have built and many other community outdoor projects.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Other
    Help with Eco project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will get a chance to help us to continue to develop and create a unique camping experience in a beautiful, natural setting. Volunteering with us will provide a chance to meet, interact and hang out with people from all over the world. Our campground has a mixed demographic of 50% Canadian guests and 50% coming from around the world. You will learn about the operation and maintenance of a 4 season campground, trail building, tree and bush management, No Trace Camping and any outdoor activity you may take an interest in. After a day of interesting work nothing is better than sitting around a campfire built with wood that you have processed from dead trees on our property and talking to people from around the world (and Canadians too!) This opportunity is a fantastic cultural experience for your visit to Canada.

    We will be providing a converted campervan for your stay with us so you can see if you like the very popular #vanlife lifestyle. Or we have tents for you to use if you want to give an authentic camping experience in a forested campsite a try.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for help with our many planned outdoor projects this year as well as help in providing our guests a memorable, safe, clean and friendly experience during their stay in our non-profit campground. If you think you have skills we could use let us know. If you don't that's ok too we are happy to teach you!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a cool #vanlife campervan that you can use to sleep in. We have a stove for you to cook with and a comfortable bed for you to sleep on. We are well suited for couples that can share a bed. We also have tents to use if you would like and of course great tenting sites too.

    We will provide food of the workawayers choice to prepare themselves

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Squamish is half way between Whistler and Vancouver (about an hour either way) and it is easy to access intercity transport options. Local city transit is very close to our location so you don't need a car. Most people bike or walk to places. We are also located a 5 minute walk away from a very lowpriced local, year round, community centre where there is a very nice swimming pool, steam sauna, ice rink and hot showers.

    Squamish is the outdoor adventure capital of Canada. Rock Climbing, Bouldering, Mountaineering, Hiking, Slacklining, Kite Surfing, Downhill Mountainbiking, Fishing, Sea Kayaking, River Kayaking, Canoeing, Skiing, Foraging for native plants and many many more outdoor focused activities year round. The average age in Squamish is 36 years old! It is a small town of 22,000 people with some great local breweries, cideries, pubs, restaurants and people that are very friendly to enjoy them with.

    We love living here for the amazing mountain views that surround our town, our location on Howe Sound, easy access to Whistler or Vancouver and yet completely not like those places at all. We know you will too!

  • 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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