Next period: 

15 – 25. August 2018

Specific learning goals:

What is outdoor education?
Why outdoor education?
Outdoor education principles
Models in outdoor education
Learning through expedition
Planning an outdoor course
Risk and safety management
Basics of facilitation

Practical Sessions:

Team building and Problem solving exercises
Hiking expedition, Canoe expedition, Low and High Ropes course


Concerning the method used in the training, Outward Bound offers course participants the opportunity to actively explore themselves and their relations with others. At the heart of this process is ‘experiential education’ or learning by doing. At Outward Bound, as in our daily lives, changes in behavior and in understanding occur as a result of the practical experience of coping with real-life situations or problems. This is a learning process which engages the whole of the learner’s person – intellectually, emotionally, as well as physically. Our outdoor activities are unique and exciting. But we believe that it’s not enough to merely be active together as a group: in order for real learning to take place, action needs to be grounded in reflection. We don’t do any outdoor activities just for the ‘kick’, reflections are channeled back into action. The experiential learning cycle we use during the whole training is based on plan-do-review.
For theoretical inputs we use two methods: the inductive and the deductive way. In some cases theoretical models are presented first and the experiences are reviewed with the help of these models, in other cases models are deducted from the experience itself.


980 Euro – including: full board and accommodation, special equipment, transfer during program,program

 You have the possibility to attend through Erasmus+ program too. In this case please contact us.

Check with us if you are eligible for a 50% scholarship!

Working language: English

Venue: Sovata/Szováta

Type of certification of attendance awarded:
Outward Bound certificate of attendance for „Training of Trainers in Outdoor Education – Basic Level”

Individual application >>> here <<<.

Conditions to participate:

– secondary education diploma

– active participation for the entire duration of the program

– open for physical and mental challenges

– conversational English

Profile of the participants:

– those who would like to develop themselves on personal level and look for a lifechanging experience

– those who would like to develop themselves on the trainig field (ex. youth workers, trainer assistants, indoor trainers, camp animators and counselors)

– those who would like to develop themselves in the field of outdoor education, experiential education (teachers, HR specialists, consultants, coaches, social workers, members and leaders of non-profit organizations)

Program of the training activities day by day:

1st day

Arrival (until 5PM)
Introductory activities
Getting to know each other activities

2nd day

Outward Bound history
Theoretical input (Models used in outdoor education)
Teambuilding activities
Preparation for the expedition

3rd -8th day

Outdoor Expedition in Gurghiului Mountains and Mures Valley Natural Park (4 days mountain+2 days water)
Theoretical inputs
Evaluation of the expedition

9th day

Theoretical input (Debriefing outdoor experiential learning programs)

10th day

Theoretical input (Outdoor training program design)
High Ropes elements as learning tools (theory and practice)

11th day

Outdoor trainer’s skills assessment
Personal development action plan
Final evaluation
Departures (after 3PM)

Persoană de contact:

Barabás Tünde

tel: 0365-407 673
tel/fax: 0265-250 939
mobil: 0769-224 290
e-mail: info@outwardbound.ro

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