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Essence of outdoor experiential education - TOT

Training Course

23 October - 3 November 2023 | Hungary, Hungary

This program is a training of trainers in 10 days based on learning by doing, using nature as our classroom, gaining hard skills with outdoor activities, and self-reflection including ETS competencies, Wilderness First Aid.

The training program spans over ten days, focusing on the in-depth understanding of outdoor experiential education, including group-building activities, outdoor expeditions, and high and low-rope elements.

The program was designed to achieve the following:

  • Provide Strong Self-Experience: Engage participants in outdoor experiential activities to strengthen their understanding of the methods and self-awareness.
  • Introduce Experiential Education Concepts: Reflect on experiences and discuss the basic concepts and models of experiential education.
  • Introduce the framework of the European Training Strategy (ETS): Share insights about the ETS, supporting the self-reflection and assessment of participants.
  • Nature as a Tool: Inspire participants to use nature as a tool while working with groups, fostering a connection between nature and learning.
  • Develop Facilitation Skills: Enhance the skills required for the efficient facilitation of educational programs.
  • Increase awareness and share the basics of wilderness first aid and outdoor risk management, 
  • Create an environment to share good practices among participants.


The program employs various methods to ensure a practical and engaging experience:

  • Experiential Learning: Learning by doing.
  • Reflective Sessions: Individual, small, and big group reflections.
  • Rope Elements: High and low rope activities.
  • Outdoor Expedition: A two-night expedition in the forest.
  • Meta Reflection: Analysis of the overall learning process.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Improved competencies in facilitating groups' and individuals' learning processes.
  • Ability to apply experiential educational approaches to program designs.
  • Understanding ETS: A basic comprehension of the European Training Strategy framework.
  • Enhanced self-reflection based on the ETS competence areas and understanding of how to facilitate group reflection processes.
  • A more profound insight into the roles and responsibilities of a facilitator.
  • Development of skills and capabilities specifically for working with young people, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • Experience in designing experiential learning programs

Participants profile:

  • Trainers, educators, instructors, facilitators, youth workers, or volunteers working with youth, teachers, coaches, psychologists, and youth from disadvantaged background.
  • Motivated to learn new methods of experiential education.
  • Interested and experienced in outdoor activities.
  • Your physical condition allows you to hike longer distances, spending nights under the sky, carrying 50l of backpacks.
  • Have experience with facilitating groups.
  • Experienced with creating educational programme designs.
  • Motivated to learn hard and soft skills of outdoor education.
  • Motivated to gain new competencies through group or individual challenges.
  • Being able to communicate and express thoughts and feelings in English.
  • Above 21 years old.



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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This Training Course is

for 28 participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries , Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Volunteering mentors, Youth coaches

Working language(s):



Élményakadémia KHE (Youth NGO)

Élményakadémia was founded in 2005 by 12 young volunteers, who - based on their personal experiences - believed that non-formal education is an essential tool for the development of youth. Our mission is to inspire, empower and support youth to take responsibility for their lives and their communities. Our target groups are teenagers, young adults, and volunteers or professionals who are working with them. We put special emphasis to reach and involve youth workers and trainers escorting such programmes and eager to refresh themselves with new competencies; and youth with fewer opportunities: those dropping out of the school system, unemployed, living in geographically and socially disadvantaged regions.
The objective of the organization is to provide opportunities for various non-formal educational activities to develop social and personal skills, resulting in altered attitudes and behaviour. Our main thematic focuses are: personal and social participation of youth and inclusion. We foresee reaching them by running experience-based non-formal educational activities resulting in the development of transversal competencies.

Contact for questions:

Titanilla Garabás


Phone: 0036202913326


Participation fee

Contribution fee: 30€

Needs to be payed in cash upon the arrival.
We accept Euro and Hungarian Forint.

Accommodation and food

The training course is financed by the Erasmus+ Programme. Therefore, the costs of accommodation and food are covered by the project during the programme days.
You will be provided meals 3 times a day.

More information in the Infoletter.

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs are covered also by the project which is calculated by the official Distance Calculator of Erasmus+ Programmes. 

Travel costs will be reimbursed only for the cheapest way of transport. Please, take into consideration eco-friendly types of transportation.

Please keep in mind that Élményakadémia can reimburse your travel costs after the training course if you hand in all the traveling documents.

Here, you can check the Distance Calculator.

More information is in the Infoletter.

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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