The peak of the year is when summer approaches, as well as the demand from schools and institutes that contract outdoor activities for end-of-year trips, there is also demand from summer camps that are also looking for all kinds of events to cover the calendar. Specifically, the schools capitalise on a large part of the demand between the months of May and June, while the summer camps do so between the months of July and September.
“We go from a staff of 15 to a staff of 40 workers. July is the time when we have more people hired”, explains Àngel Panicello, head of RocRoi in Vilanova i la Geltrú, one of the leading companies in southern Europe in the organisation of outdoor sports experiences.
In fact, in the case of the coastal town’s nautical centre, the number of children has gone from between twenty and thirty to between 300 and 320 a day. This means an average of between 30 and 40 children per monitor, according to Panicello. From 300 children a day in July, the figure rises to around 200 in August and between 60 and 80 in September. Summer is the peak of their activity, even more so, taking into account that the rest of the services are not stopped during those months. “One day you can have 300 children on the beach and a group of 200 workers from a company coming to do an activity”, adds the head of RocRoi.