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Adventure Education in Youth Work

Training Course

3-14 June 2022 | Slovenia

We would like to invite you to explore the potential of adventure education in youth work. The main aim of this training will be to experience different forms of adventure and to search for lessons and meaning in them for you and for your YW practice.


Modern youth and the area of youth work in general face many challenges (rising mental health issues, uncertainty about the future, peer pressure, ...). Creating spaces of meaningful connection has never been more important than now. With this training we would like to invite you to explore the potential of adventure education in youth work.

The main aim of this explorative training will be to experience different forms of adventure and to search for lessons and meaning in them for you and for your youth work practice.


Learn about adventure education through experiencing adventure education - the training itself will be a series of little and not-so-little adventures, also in and with nature.

Deconstruct and harvest the elements of what adventure education consists of and gain an understanding of how to use them in one's youth work practice.

Explore the potential of this transformational process for young people, its tangible and intangible outcomes, and the impact of adventure education.

Invite participants to co-create the content by sharing their experiences, methods, approaches, questions and ideas that they use, or would like to use, in their YW practice.

Present and explore possibilities of bringing regular youth work activities into nature.

Explore what the role of a facilitator of adventure education is and how to embody it.



The aim of the training will be the experience of various processes and methods of adventure education. You will be invited to:

sleep in tents;

attend a longer hike (2 days, minimum 5h walking per day) and sleep in a cottage in another location for at least one night;

take advantage of the natural surroundings and do most of the activities outside and in the forest;

experience the low ropes methodology as one of the approaches of adventure education;

take shorter and longer (intentional) hikes in nature, individually and in a group;

share stories, music and memories around the fire;

co-create part of the schedule and present your own approaches, methods and activities;

experience simple breathing and meditation techniques to connect with oneself and the environment;

learn how to create space for dealing with possible tensions in groups of youngsters when experiencing adventure education;

participate in common sessions in the morning and in the evening, with the possibility then of choosing among parallel sessions on some of the days;

reflect on the lessons and processes we garner with the support of diverse methods.


Youth leaders, trainers and experienced volunteers (who want to step into the shoes of youth workers). Some experience with facilitating learning in natural environments is very welcome, especially if it comes with motivation to share the new experience and bring an adventure education approach to youth work practice back home.

A conversational level of English is a requirement.

This training welcomes candidates with special needs (e.g. health conditions, disability,...) - for more information, contact us on tina@drustvolojtra.si.

More info in attached info pack.

Link to the online application: https://forms.gle/3d5jkz7foYoWR8q1A


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Training overview


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This Training Course is

for 35 participants

from Croatia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Moldova, Romania, Slovenia, Spain

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders

Accessibility info:

This activity and venue place are accessible to people with disabilities.

Working language(s):



Association Lojtra (Youth NGO)

The Lojtra Association, an association for the personal and professional development of young people, works in two areas, which are often intertwined: sustainable development and youth work.
These topics are at the heart of various activities carried out locally and internationally. In the field of youth work, our main goal is to support young people to become active members of their local communities, to identify and actively discuss their needs and interests, and to take full responsibility for their actions.
In the field of sustainable development, our main purpose is to co-create a community that lives more in harmony with nature and is aware of its limitations. In addition, we want to expand the potential of the natural environment in supporting the learning processes of young and old.

Contact for questions:

Tina Trdin


Phone: +38631877684


Participation fee

No fee

Accommodation and food

he project is financed by the Erasmus+ YiA program. 100% of food (3 meals and 2 coffee breaks per day), accommodation, educational program, working materials and extra trips will be covered.

Travel reimbursement

Regarding the Erasmus+ rules, we are able to cover the traveling costs up to:

Slovenia: 23€

Hungary and Croatia: 180€

Spain, Italy,
Moldova, Greece,
Romania, Ireland and
Estonia, Finland: 275€

If you are willing to travel using modes of transport which are "greener" (i.e., not flying), please contact us and we will find some extra funds to cover that kind of a travel, since the Erasmus+ program enables this possibility.

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

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