EcoCamp makes a concerted effort to benefit the local community in which it operates. The local economy in Magallanes relies heavily on tourism therefore the best and most logical social support EcoCamp can give is buying locally and employing locals, guaranteeing them a good monthly income.
All food is bought from nearby farm suppliers who sell products such as eggs, meat, cheese, dried fruit, grain, marmalade and bread in addition to buying fruit & vegetables from local vendors.
Horses are hired from local ranch owners and most handicrafts and decoration are purchased from local artisan markets
We ensure a fair price is paid for all goods by buying directly from the farmer or fisherman etc wherever possible.
90% of all staff employed are from the local region - the majority from nearest town Puerto Natales and some from the regional capital city Punta Arenas.
Staff receive regular in-house training throughout the season, with many progressing to a higher position the following season.
EcoCamp offers competitive wages (all staff receive above Chilean minimum wage and are compensated for living away from their families etc. during the season) and guarantees very good living conditions including good quality food, comfortable sleeping quarters and regularly scheduled days off.
All staff have indefinite contracts, complying with legal requirements for pension funds and medical care, and seasonal staff are given a month’s notice before the termination of their contract at the season’s end.
Supporter of the Torres del Paine Legacy Fund
EcoCamp is proud partner of the Torres del Paine Legacy Fund. As a partner to the Fund we also ask our guests to make a contribution. 100% of your donation will be used to enhance the experience and long-term health of Torres del Paine and its surrounding communities as tourist destinations through projects that improve the environment, the community, and the tourism product of the region!
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