on a farm
Ages: Youth in challanging circumstances
Size: 8-15 participants + 2 counsellors
Time: 1 week + follow up
(Scholarships from donated funds may be available)
The EXPERIENCE weeks take place on a self-supporter farm. The farm offers accommodations but requires participants to supply groceries and such needs, which fits our pedagogical approach, because the group itself bears the responsibility for the purchase and preparation of the meals.
Life on the farm provides an ideal backdrop for hands-on challenges in areas such as commitment, perseverance, and responsibility. During this experience-week, participants are provided with the opportunity to explore their talents in creative and imaginative ways. Depending on the program, woodworking, pottery, “Slow Food (an alternative to Fast Food)”, sustainable agriculture, and much more are offered. One of the goals of this week is to help the participants gather ideas for their own professional career.
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.
Would you like to learn more? Take a look at our Austrian TRAILER.