on a charlet
Ages: Youth in challanging circumstances
Size: 8-10 participants + 2 counsellors
Time: 1 week + follow up
(Scholarships from donated funds may be available)
The ADVENTURE weeks take place at an old chalet in the Dachstein region (Alps). This region is well suited for outdoor activities and provides various opportunities for participants of all levels of difficulty.
Everything needed at the alp-shack must be brought supplied by participants. This fits our pedagogical approach, as the groups learn responsibility and must organize for themselves the purchase, transportation, and preparation of all meals on a wood-burning stove.
The interior of the shack is quaint. There are 3 bedrooms with a common area, toilet, kitchen with wood stove, running water, and warm water (from the stove). There are no shower stalls or electricity, outside of a small photovoltaic system for light.
This remote mountain shack—without telephone, internet and other electronic appliances—was intentionally chosen for the GetAwayDays project. Here it is hard to be distracted from what matters. The participants must confront themselves, the community, and the breath-taking nature around them.
All weeks contain devotionals, which connect the experience to everyday life. Beyond this, the staff speaks from their own lives and their Christian walks. In this way, participants are invited into open dialog about life and faith.
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