Association for Greenlandic Children wants Camp Q to give the inhabitants a fantastic, creative, active, interesting summer. The activities will take place five days a week 12.00-17.00, and will fall into these categories:
The volunteers will decide which activities to offer during the camp.
We will invite the entire population to a social event every Saturday. This could be a night of music and dancing, teaching each other to play an instrument, cooking food from your home country, movie night etc.
Accommodatie en maaltijden
The Association for Greenlandic Children ensures that you will get a place to stay. We expect you to stay in a shared bedroom with other volunteers of the same sex. Telephone coverage might be scarcely, and you might not be able to use the internet more than once a week for a very short time.
Kitchen + bathroom facilities:
All food will have to be transported by ship. Therefore you should be able to adapt to these local conditions or bring a small stock of goods yourself. It can be difficult to be vegetarian or vegan since many meals in Greenland is based on meat and fish. Therefore you will have to bring some stuff yourself if you need a special diet.
We will make cooking and cleaning teams. The group is responsible for shopping, cooking, cleaning etc. which is also going to take up some of your time every day. So, you should expect long days.
Locatie en vrije tijd
We will fly directly from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq in Greenland. We will stay in Kangerlussuaq from the 29th of June until the 2nd of July. Kangerlussuaq is known as Arctic Dessert area and is very very different from Qeqertarsuaq.
We will stay at the Old Camp Hostel in Kangerlussuaq. In Kangerlussuaq we will get to know each other and do a lot of planning of the camp activities. You will also get the first sight of the Inland Ice when we go on an excursion to the Russel Glacier.
On the 2nd of July, we will fly to Aasiaat, and from there we will go to Qeqertarsuaq by boat.
The nature in Greenland is in general amazing. In Qeqertarsuaq the area is lush and green, and the weather should be sunny and nice. You can hike, go boat riding etc. in your leisure time.
Hiking in the fells is an amazing and unique experience. You can decide to organize a weekly leisure activity going hiking, fishing etc. on Sundays, which is your weekly day off.
Hopefully, the gym will be accessible to us around the clock. It will also be possible to play football or other sports with the community.
We want everybody to feel welcome to join our Work Camp, and that also includes volunteers with disabilities. But we also want to inform you that there might be hills and staircases to/from where you are going to live.
Vegetarian food is available, but it can be difficult to obtain the necessary protein, especially if you do not eat fish. Therefore we recommend, that you bring some extra protein and snacks. We do have access to vegetables, that is mostly frozen and other canned food products.
As you will be working with children, you will have to provide a copy of your clean criminal record. We will also need a copy of your travel insurance.
English, as a conversational level is necessary. You will be working with kids five-seven hours a day, so you should find joy in spending time with children and know how to be patient with them. Most of the children do not understand English so you should be open to other ways of communicating.
English will also be the only language spoken. All participants must be willing to speak English, even though being from the same country or having troubles with the English language. Try your best!
You should be fit and an active person, to keep up with the children for so many hours - otherwise this camp can be tough. We expect you to participate in all kinds of activities, both creative and sports.