A Weekend of Music Benefits!

We are so super excited about this coming weekend!!!  We have, not one, but two, awesome LIVE MUSIC nights to benefit our Campamento Tortuguero Ayotlcalli’s Summer Camp for children in our local communities!

Both are happening at O.Ridley’s Tortuga Bar in Barra de Potosi.

About the Music

The Last Resort

Saturday night we will welcome The Last Resort.  An impromptu evening with musical friends Tom Lambert, Kate Potter, Phil Ballard and Glenn McCullough.

This is not a ticketed event, but we will be passing the hat for donations.  We hope you will be generous in helping us to help the local children here!

 

Musicos en Fuga

Sunday we welcome Musicos en Fuga featuring Carlos UribeRodolfo González, and  Roberto Martinez Sellari

This is a  local Zihuatanejo group playing a variety of music including traditional Mexican and Cuban music, along with some Americana favorites.

In addition to music, there will be yummy tacos available for purchase.  These delicious tacos are prepared by our very talented friend and neighbor Marlen .

 

This event is ticketed with limited seating (tickets in advance 150MX, at the door 200MX).

Tickets can be purchased in person at O.Ridley’s or by visiting  http://www.ayotlcalli.org/events/.

We hope you will come join us for one or both nights!

About the Summer Camp

The camp is a fun and educational 2 weeks in July.  This two-week camp includes many different activities for the children and could not happen without the help of our volunteers, from near and far.

The children learn not just about sea turtles, but about taking care of the environment (and why we need to) and taking care of themselves (nutrition and exercise).  We have arts and crafts, field trips, and educational games.  While they are focused on the fun activities, they often don’t even notice that they are reading, writing and doing arithmetic!

Last year we had swimming lessons and kayaking on the lagoon.  We also had some fun field trips, check out our blog to see more!

Summer Camp Activities

Summer Camp Visits El Refugio de Potosí

Summer Camp Visit to Organic Farm at Marea

 

A Very Special Release

A very special release happened today!

Not only did we have the Kinder class from Agua de Correa, but the baby turtles were from an adopted nest. Little ones releasing adopted babies. It was a very special morning!

First the children learned all about Sea Turtles from Damaris, then they went out to the beach to release the babies.

This is the first of many visiting groups from this school and we are so looking forward to the next group.

Stay tuned! More to come
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Calling for Volunteers

Volunteers Patty & Steve

Are you visiting Playa Blanca / Barra de Potosí / Zihuatanejo for a few weeks? A few months? Or maybe you recently moved here?

There are so many fun things to do in this area, for sure…but maybe you are looking for something both fun and rewarding to while you’re in the area?

If so, we have just the thing for you! We are currently seeking volunteers for all kinds of tasks and activities.  Speaking Spanish is a plus BUT it is not required to be a Campamento Tortuguero Ayotlcalli volunteer.

Volunteer opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Evening releases.  Interact with guests, help with the baby turtles on the beach.
  • Night Patrol.  Learn and help with finding nests on the beach and then relocating them to our corral with our night patrol team.
  • Nest monitoring.  Monitor of our hatchery, collecting baby turtles to keep them safe!
  • Zihuatanejo Eco-Tianguis Market.  Help at our table on Saturday mornings at the Eco-Tianguis in Zihuatanejo.
  • Arts/Crafts – For our artistic friends, we always have signs to make and touch up, and crafts to be made to sell in our store.
  • Writing/Grants/Marketing – our writer friends, we can use help with blog writing, grant requests, marketing, and more.
  • Special events.  From time to time we have special events like concerts, or school group visits which require some additional volunteer help.

Please info@ayotlcalli.org if you are interested in volunteering.

We still have a few seats available for Luna and Juan in Concert

Luna and Juan in Concert
When: THIS SUNDAY.  22 December, 2019.  Doors open at 6:45pm
Where: Carretera Aeropuerto-Barra de Potosí, Lote 50-A. Playa Blanca (Wendy & Pete’s, formerly the B&B Playa Calli)

This event is limited to fifty seat and we still have a few seats remaining.

Sunday promses to be a great evening of music in an intimate setting and all proceeds go to a wonderful cause.

Campamento Tortuguero Ayotlcalli invites you to join us for a magical musical experience on Playa Blanca. All proceeds to support the sea turtle conservation efforts of our camp.

Cocktail reception with cash bar and light snacks begins at 6:45pm. The concert will begin at about 7:30pm (this is a time change from early posts).

Ayotlcalli souvenirs will be available for sale before and after the concert. Our t-shirts, hats, and other items make great gifts for the holidays. An adopted nest also makes a great gift idea or you can adopt your own. You can adopt-a-nest online or during this event.  We will also have a silent auction with some select items available to bid on.

The bar will remain open after the concert for any guests that would like to linger to visit with friends and neighbors.


Advance reservations available online for US$17.50 at www.ayotlcalli.org/concert.




If you have any questions about tickets or the concert or would like to make your reservation in-person for $MX300, contact info@ayotlcalli.org or call Patty (755-136-9607) or Mitchell (755-130-4297).


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25 Tickets Remaining for Luna and Juan in Concert

Luna and Juan in Concert
When: Sunday, 22 December, 2019 at 7:00pm
Where: Carretera Aeropuerto-Barra de Potosí, Lote 50-A. Playa Blanca (Wendy & Pete’s, formerly the B&B Playa Calli)

This event is limited to fifty seat.  Don’t delay, reserve your seats today.

If you would like to join us for a great evening of music in an intimate setting, be sure to reserve your seats soon.  All proceeds go to a wonderful cause.

Campamento Tortuguero Ayotlcalli invites you to join us for a magical musical experience on Playa Blanca. All proceeds to support the sea turtle conservation efforts of our camp.

Cocktail reception with cash bar and light snacks begins at 7pm. The concert will begin at about 8pm.

Ayotlcalli souvenirs will be available for sale before and after the concert. Our t-shirts, hats, and other items make great gifts for the holidays. An adopted nest also makes a great gift idea or you can adopt your own. You can adopt-a-nest online or during this event.

The bar will remain open after the concert for any guests that would like to linger to visit with friends and neighbors.


Advance reservations available online for US$17.50 at www.ayotlcalli.org/concert.




If you have any questions about tickets or the concert or would like to make your reservation in-person for $MX300, contact info@ayotlcalli.org or call Patty (755-136-9607) or Mitchell (755-130-4297).


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30 Tickets Remaining for Luna and Juan in Concert

Luna and Juan in Concert
When: Sunday, 22 December, 2019 at 7:00pm
Where: Carretera Aeropuerto-Barra de Potosí, Lote 50-A. Playa Blanca (Wendy & Pete’s, formerly the B&B Playa Calli)

This event is limited to fifty seats and they are going quickly.  If you would like to join us for a great evening of music in an intimate setting, be sure to reserve your seats soon.

Campamento Tortuguero Ayotlcalli invites you to join us for a magical musical experience on Playa Blanca. All proceeds to support the sea turtle conservation efforts of our camp.

Cocktail reception with cash bar and light snacks begins at 7pm. The concert will begin at about 8pm.

Ayotlcalli souvenirs will be available for sale before and after the concert. Our t-shirts, hats, and other items make great gifts for the holidays. An adopted nest also makes a great gift idea or you can adopt your own. You can adopt-a-nest online or during this event.

The bar will remain open after the concert for any guests that would like to linger to visit with friends and neighbors.


Advance reservations available online for US$17.50 at www.ayotlcalli.org/concert.




If you have any questions about tickets or the concert or would like to make your reservation in-person for $MX300, contact info@ayotlcalli.org or call Patty (755-136-9607) or Mitchell (755-130-4297).


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40 Tickets Remaining for Luna and Juan in Concert

Luna and Juan in Concert
When: Sunday, 22 December, 2019 at 7:00pm
Where: Carretera Aeropuerto-Barra de Potosí, Lote 50-A. Playa Blanca (Wendy & Pete’s, formerly the B&B Playa Calli)

This event is limited to fifty seats and they are being reserved quickly.  If you would like to join us for a great evening of music in an intimate setting, be sure to reserve your seats soon.

Campamento Tortuguero Ayotlcalli invites you to join us for a magical musical experience on Playa Blanca. All proceeds to support the sea turtle conservation efforts of our camp.

Cocktail reception with cash bar and light snacks begins at 7pm. The concert will begin at about 8pm.

Ayotlcalli souvenirs will be available for sale before and after the concert. Our t-shirts, hats, and other items make great gifts for the holidays. An adopted nest also makes a great gift idea or you can adopt your own. You can adopt-a-nest online or during this event.

The bar will remain open after the concert for any guests that would like to linger to visit with friends and neighbors.


Advance reservations available online for US$17.50 at www.ayotlcalli.org/concert.




If you have any questions about tickets or the concert or would like to make your reservation in-person for $MX300, contact info@ayotlcalli.org or call Patty (755-136-9607) or Mitchell (755-130-4297).


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Luna and Juan in Concert

Luna and Juan in Concert
When: Sunday, 22 December, 2019 at 7:00pm
Where: Carretera Aeropuerto-Barra de Potosí, Lote 50-A. Playa Blanca (Wendy & Pete’s, formerly the B&B Playa Calli)

Campamento Tortuguero Ayotlcalli invites you to join us for a magical musical experience on Playa Blanca. All proceeds to support the sea turtle conservation efforts of our camp.

Cocktail reception with cash bar and light snacks begins at 7pm. The concert will begin at about 8pm.

Ayotlcalli souvenirs will be available for sale before and after the concert. Our t-shirts, hats, and other items make great gifts for the holidays. An adopted nest also makes a great gift idea or you can adopt your own. You can adopt-a-nest online or during this event.

The bar will remain open after the concert for any guests that would like to linger to visit with friends and neighbors.


Advance reservations available online for US$17.50 at www.ayotlcalli.org/concert.




If you have any questions about tickets or the concert or would like to make your reservation in-person for $MX300, contact info@ayotlcalli.org or call Patty (755-136-9607) or Mitchell (755-130-4297).


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Luna and Juan in Concert

Luna and Juan in Concert
When: Sunday, 22 December, 2019 at 7:00pm
Where: Carretera Aeropuerto-Barra de Potosí, Lote 50-A. Playa Blanca (Wendy & Pete’s, formerly the B&B Playa Calli)

Campamento Tortuguero Ayotlcalli invites you to join us for a magical musical experience on Playa Blanca. All proceeds to support the sea turtle conservation efforts of our camp.

Cocktail reception with cash bar and light snacks begins at 7pm. The concert will begin at about 8pm.

Ayotlcalli souvenirs will be available for sale before and after the concert. Our t-shirts, hats, and other items make great gifts for the holidays. An adopted nest also makes a great gift idea or you can adopt your own. You can adopt-a-nest online or during this event.

The bar will remain open after the concert for any guests that would like to linger to visit with friends and neighbors.


Advance reservations available online for US$17.50 at www.ayotlcalli.org/concert.




If you have any questions about tickets or the concert or would like to make your reservation in-person for $MX300, contact info@ayotlcalli.org or call Patty (755-136-9607) or Mitchell (755-130-4297).


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GABRIEL’S SEA TURTLE PROJECT

Back in August, Gabriel, an eighth grade student from Colorado visited the camp as a volunteer and to work on a school project about saving endangered sea turtles. Gabe’s family visits this area regularly and his older Elaine has been able to go on a night patrols with camp volunteers in the past.

Gabe made a great video as a part of his project and he generously shared it with us and gave us permission to share it with all of you. Damaris already said to Gabe, “…you deserve an A.”  So, without any more introduction, here’s Gabe’s video which covers all that he did with us as a camp volunteer.

Not only was Gabe a volunteer with us, he also generously used his own money to adopt one of the nests he found and relocated to the corral. He can be very proud of the fact that his adopted nest had a hatch and release rate of 94.85%!

Our Adopt-a-Nest program is a fun and easy way to support the camp financially.  For a small donation, you can track your own nest through data and photos (as available) from the time it is located on the beach, through relocation to the corral, and finally hatch and release.

Now is a great time to adopt because we’re busy finding lots of nests and the hatch time for them will nests found now will be early to mid-December when it is high tourist season here and we have lots of public releases where we can recognize our adopters to release participants.

If you are planning to be here during the season, let us know when and we can try to help plan your adoption so that the hatching is predicted to happen while you are visiting and can attend a release.