Teenage Camp

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founded in 2001
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Coordinator | Sebastian
Coordinator | Sebastian
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High­lights

Experience the White nights of Iceland with the midnight sun.
Travel around Iceland, discovering its amazing landscape and if you are lucky enoguh, see the wild raindeers on your way.
Be amazed by one of the most pawerfull waterfalls in Europe, Dettifoss.
Go whale watching in Husavik where you will see different species of dolpins andwhales.
Visir the "island of the volcanoes", Vestmannaeyjar. You will see the cliffs full of Puffins.
Travel around Iceland, meet new friends and learn about the environment and how to protect it. Enjoy the thermal pools, go kayaking in the fjord and discover Iceland. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 14+
Singles
Couples
Groups

Program:

This camp will have a special focus on Global warming and how we can fight this danger in our daily life. During the camp, our teenagers will also have some photography sessions to learn how to get the most out of the cameras while being creative in the process. The teenagers will get hands-on instruction and experience with the tools necessary to research, compose, capture, and refine digital photographic projects. We will mostly focus on nature when it comes to topics and we encourage our participants to be creative. Iceland is a magic country for photographers, so we are sure that our group will have a lot of great photos and memories when they return home after the camp.

Day 1: Airport pickups. Meeting with the participants,

  • Detailed introduction of the program. Getting to know each other.                              
  • City tour and dinner in Reykjavik
  • Accommodation: Reykjavik

Day 2: Departure to South – Golden circle

  • After breakfast, we will go for the number one tour in Iceland called the Golden circle. We will see Gullfoss the beautiful double “Golden Falls”; the active geothermal area of Geysir, where we can see Strokkur “the churn” spout up to 25 meters (70 feet) every five to seven minutes. A visit to the ancient Viking Parliament area of Þingvellir National Park tops it off before heading to the south where we will take the ferry to the island of Vestmannaeyjar.
  • Accommodation: Vestmannaeyjar

Day 3: The island of the Volcanos

  • In Vestmannaeyjar there is a fresh volcano called Eldfell. It erupted in 1973 forcing the evacuation of the inhabitants for the five months that the eruption continued. At the time, there was uncertainty whether the island could ever be repopulated. The eruption caused the destruction of a third of the town, and the massive changes to the landscape of this tiny island made world news. Afterward, the island became a destination for tourists and scientists alike from all over the world. Now, more than 44 years have passed, and the memories and signs of the spectacular eruption are fading, but lava and ash still cover almost 400 homes and buildings.
  • We will visit the volcano, play some local games, take a look at the puffins on the island and go to the great swimming pool on the island.
  • Accommodation: Vestmannaeyjar.

Day 4: south coast of Iceland - Waterfalls and the glacier lagoon

  • In the morning we will take the ferry to the mainland. We will have a Picnic close to the secret waterfall near Skogar before going along the south coast of the island discovering waterfalls, the black beach called Reynisfjara, and of course the glacier lagoon.
  • Accommodation: East camp (Stöðvarfjörður)

Day 5: Fishing in the fjord and swimming pool

  • We will take it easy in the morning because of the long travel the day before. In the afternoon the group will get an introduction about the sustainable goals of the United Nations. After the session, we will go fishing in the fjord before enjoying the geothermal swimming pool in Stödvarfjörður.  In the evening we will have an international dinner.
  • Accommodation: East camp (Stöðvarfjörður)

Day 6: Kayaking in Eskifjordur

  • The day will start with a tour from one fjord to another in the East. After lunch, we will go kayaking in Eskifjordur and take a hike to the cave Páskahellir in Nordfjordur.
  • Accommodation: East camp (Stöðvarfjörður)

Day 7: Travel through the highlands 

  • We will start the day early and travel from the East to Húsavík in the North. On the way, we will visit the great waterfall Dettifoss which is the most powerful waterfall in Europe. In the afternoon the group will relax in the Geothermal baths called Green lagoon in Mývatn
  •  Accommodation: Hostel  (near Húsavík)

Day 8: Whale watching tour and heading to the West

  • Whale watching tour in Húsavík. This place is the best one to discover the giants of the sea. The tour will take three to four hours and is a great experience. We will also visit Godafoss waterfall and Akureyri the capital of the North before heading to the Northwest to our sustainable center in Brú.
  • Accommodation: North West  (Brú)

Day 9 Hike, seal museum, and workshop

  • In the morning we will hike in the area around Brú
  • In the afternoon the group will have a visit to the Seal museum in Hvammstangi  and d a workshop about global warming
  • Accommodation: North camp  (Brú)

Day 10: Planting trees and tour to the highlands 

  • In the morning we will plant trees to offset our carbon footprints for the camp.
  • In the afternoon the group will go to the highlands for a pick-nick 
  • Accommodation: North West  (Brú)

Day 11: Travel back to Reykjavik

  • Traveling through the west to Reykjavik. Several stops to enjoy nature on the way. Farewell party
  • Accommodation: Reykjavik

Day 12: Last day – time to say goodbye

  • Relaxing in Reykjavik and enjoying the final day together.

Typical day

We start the day at 8/8.30 with breakfast, at 9 everyone is ready to start the activities. We usually dive the day in two and have different activities in the morning and in the afternoon. Some days will be dedicated to traveling, others to leisure activities and others to environmental workshops. Lunch is usually at 13 and dinner at 19. In the evening there are some planned activities like games night, movie night or a campfire. 

Free-time activities

During the weekend we offer different leisure activities such as the famous thermal pools of Iceland, hiking, museums, and excursions.

Water Sports
Swimming
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 14 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Regular working hours are hardly predicable. It mainly depends on the work force. Get in touch with Worldwide Friends straight ahead to get more infos about current to dos and objectives.

What's Included

Services by Worldwide Friends
The program fees include all the transportation-related to the program, the excursions, workshops, housing, all the meals, Wifi, entrance to the pools, and the museum. Insurance and plane tickets are not included. 
Airport Pickup at Keflavik International Airport
You will have to send us all the information related to your arrival in Iceland in order for us to pick you up at the airport.
Accommodation
Our centers are fully equipped, we offer double, triple, and quadruple rooms. In some centers we also have dorms. 
Dorm Room Bedroom (Double) Youth Hostel
Food & Beverages
All the volunteers are expected to cook. Each volunteer prepares his own breakfast and cleans after himself. 
For lunch and dinner, the volunteers will take turns cooking and cleaning. We can accommodate special diets such as vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free.
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Keflavik International Airport (KEF) in Reykjavik. We assist you to find cheap flights to Iceland.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Iceland provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Iceland you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Iceland.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

  • 18-06-2021 - 29-06-2021
  • 01-07-2021 - 12-07-2021
  • 14-07-2021 - 25-07-2021
  • 31-07-2021 - 11-08-2021
  • 15-08-2021 - 26-08-2021
Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 2 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
12 days (min. stay)
$3,584
12 days (max. stay)
$3,584
Average fees
$2,091 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. Worldwide Friends will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Worldwide Friends during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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