on a sailing yacht in croatia
Ages: Youth in challenging circumstances
Size: 8 participants + 1 counsellor
Time: 7 days on sea + follow up
(Scholarships from donated funds may be available)
OFFSHORE weeks take place on the sea surrounding middle Dalmatia in Croatia. The starting point is the Marina Kaštela near the port city of Split. The Croatian coast line with its countless islands and its pristine landscape provides ideal sailing waters. It is perfectly suited for varied hands-on learning experiences, both on the boat itself and on land. Our yacht can be counted among the larger charter ships (15.4 m; 50.5 ft). We intentionally take no crew chef along. This fits our pedagogical approach, because the group itself bears the responsibility to organize the shopping and preparation of the meals, even at various ports and islands.
The yacht otherwise provides the typical facilities of a well-equipped charter ship: 10+1 bunks in 5 cabins, 3 toilets with integrated showers and complete galley. More details available here: http://www.bavadria.com/de/yacht/bavaria-50-cruiser/
The opportunity includes hands-on-experiences on a sailing boat (at times even steering), the exploration of deserted islands and picturesque coast towns, jumping off cliffs, and snorkeling in Croatia’s world-renown national parks. All this serves within the hands-on pedagogical approach of the OFFSHORE week to strengthen the social competencies of the participants (intentional reflections included).
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.