Camp K - Children Summer Camp
Description: The Danish NGO Greenlandic Children has been making projects for children and youth in Greenland since 1924. We have been doing work camps every summer since 2014.Association Greenland Children is cooperating with the local community in the settlement of Kangaamiut, situated on the coast of West Greenland. Kangaamiut is a very small settlement with just 302 inhabitants. Despite the size of the settlement, Kangaamiut is in many ways a well-equipped place with a supermarket, a school, a kinder garden, a church etc. However, in many ways, Kangaamiut is also a very remote place. The municipality of Kangaamiut ds not get a lot of worldly inspiration, and children are bored and under-stimulated during summertime when the school and the gym are closed.
Type of Work: Association for Greenlandic Children wants Camp K to give the inhabitants a fantastic, creative, active, interesting summer. The activities will take place Monday through Friday 12.00-18.00, and will fall into these categories: Music, Dance, Singing, Games, Sports and Excursions.The volunteers will decide which activities to offer during the camp. You should expect long days, and it is expected that you will participate in all activities. On Saturdays, we will invite the entire population to a social event from 18.00-21.00. 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.
Accommodation: Accommodation: The Association for Greenlandic Children ensures that you will get a place to stay. We expect you to stay on a mattress on the floor at the school. You will stay in a shared room with other volunteers of the same sex. Food: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 are based on meat and fish. Therefore, you will have to bring some stuff yourself if you need a special diet.Vegetarian/vegan 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. Let us know if you want a vegetarian meal on the aeroplane.Bathroom Facilities: The facilities are shared with volunteers of same-sexTelephone coverage might be scarce, and you might not be able to use the internet more than once a week for a very short time.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.
Requirements: To participate in this Work Camp, we require you to provide:1) A clean criminal record in English 2) Travel Insurance in English3) A motivational letter. This letter will be received by our Work Camp host who will determine whether you will be accepted to the camp. Please be aware that there is a response time on your application of 4 working days. In the application, you must answer the following questions:- How can you contribute to the Camp?- What creative-, sporting- and outdoor activities will you be able to lead and initiate, and which will you be able to participate in?- How will you be able to contribute to our cultural evening for the whole city?- What experience do you have with volunteering?- What experiences do you have with working with children and young people?In regard to COVID-19, it is our ambition to complete our Work Camps this summer, but it is essential for us, that our volunteers feel safe during the time they spend at our camps. This is why we constantly keep ourselves updated on the situation and we follow the Danish and Greenlandic government s instructions. Furthermore, we are ready to answer any questions that you might have, and we will keep all our volunteers updated right up until the start of the Work Camp.Your Work Camp host will have guidelines on how to handle COVID-19 during your stay, including how to handle isolation and enforcement of government guidelines. English, at a conversational level, is necessary. You will be working with kids six hours a day, so you should find joy in spending time with children and know how to be patient with them. Most 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 have trouble with the English language. Try your bestYou 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.
Approximate Location: We will fly directly from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq in Greenland and continue on to the town of Maniitsoq. We will stay at the school dorm in Maniitsoq from the 29th of June until the 2nd of July. In Maniitsoq we will get to know each other and do a lot of planning for the camp activities. We will also try to arrange an excursion in the area.On the 2nd of July, we will go to Kangaamiut by ferry. This will be a very beautiful ferry ride. If you are lucky, you will get to see whales on this trip.The nature in Greenland is in general amazing. In Kangaamiut, you can hike, go boat riding etc. in your leisure time.Hiking in the falls 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.