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.

ADOPT-A-NEST: SEASON 2

The 2019-2020 season is well underway.  Already this season, we have rescued 333 nests totaling 30,277 eggs (but who’s counting?!?!).  Our new, larger corral is almost full and we’re having hatchlings born almost daily now.

It is the perfect time for you to show your support for the camp by adopting a nest.  When you adopt a nest, we will email you a personalized certificate recognizing you as the adopter.  An adopted nest makes a fantastic birthday, Christmas, Hanukkah, or any occasion gift.  If you want to give an adopted nest as a gift, just let us know and we’ll recognize that special person on your behalf.

The adopter can expect to receive updates from us with pictures that may include the nest being rescued, the nest in the corral, hatchlings when they first emerge, and a release including hatchlings from the adopted nest.  We will also include reports from our data collection system with all the nest details.

Our Adopt-A-Nest program was a huge help to us financially last year and we hope it will be again in the new season.  The program also helped people feel like they were part of the team as they followed their nest from the night it was found until the day the hatchlings were released.  Please consider adopting a nest for yourself of someone special in your life.

Stay tuned for details soon about our new programs to virtually adopt one of our camp dogs or a sea turtle that we encounter and tag.

The Ayotlcalli Team.


$25 – Adopt a Nest (Golfina & Prieta)

 

 

$50 – Adopt a Nest (Leatherback)

 

 

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