Workawayers wanted to help with childcare and setting up at a surf camp in Aquitaine, France



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    We need help for our surf and yoga camp in France at the southwest coast (atlantic). In our camp we are living all together like a big family and we are speaking german, french and english. Our camp is a small camp (max 20 people). For working with us it would be important to speak french or german,, because we are working mostly with guests from Germany and France.

    We usually need help for various forms of the organization, the installation of the camp (may,june and september), organization of the camp & kitchen (shopping and helping to cook) and the children care.

    The volunteers will have the opportunity to take free surf- and yoga lessons (including the equipment). Contis Plage is a very nice, individual and sportive place. Our season begins in June and ends in the end of september.

    Actually we need help for the childcare. So, please contact us if you can come spontaneously.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The volunteers will have the opportunity to participate at all activities proposed by the surf & yoga camp, including the equipment (surfboards, wetsuits, bikes). Beside this they can practice several languages (French, german and english). In the camp we have a nice community which spend nearly the whole time together.

  • Help


    For each kind of help it will be a great advantage that the volunteer like to be in a group, communicate with others and be able for several organization works. We require a minimum stay of 3 to 4 weeks. It would be helpful to speak either French or German fluently.

    From the 11th may we weed 2 persons to build up the camp. This work takes about two to three weeks, depending on the weather. In june and september we need 1 person and 2 persons in july & august persons to organize the camp life (cooking/ repairing small things like tents or bikes).

    For the children care we need help during the vacancy periods. 13th april - 27th april & 6th of July until 31. august. Our children are very sporty and they have a good surf level, so it will be very helpful to have already an intermediate level in surfing. We don't want that they are surfing alone, so to take care of them you should be able to paddle out in the same conditions like them.

    Our children are used to make a lot of sport (skate, surf, biking and swimming). They are 8 and 11 years old
    The children are bilingual (french and german). So it will be fine, if the person who want to help us with the children care is also sportive.

    The camp installation will take place in May and September. The volunteers interested in this kind of help has to be practical and organized. It is always a great time because we are working, surfing and eating together and at the end we build up our little camp.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    The volunteers will be lodged in tents and caravans. They get a big breakfast (german style), at lunch time we offer sandwiches and in the evening a big meal, which we are cooking together.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In their time off the volunteers ca participate at the surf- & yoga lessons. They can go to the beach, go biking, skating and visiting the local villages. They can use our bikes to move around. There is also a bus shuttle for free to move between the villages.
    In general the volunteers are helping and the rest of their time they stay with the group at the beach or they are doing other activities together.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • 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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