Olde Vechte Foundation from Ommen, The Netherlands, is organizing an extraordinary adventure in nature, a youth exchange for 48 young people who want to reconnect to themselves through nature and to broaden their environmental awareness.

During 2 weeks you will join a journey leading back to the basics You will:
-share your personal experience and get inspired by each other
-live, learn and cook outdoor
-create your own project
-travel around the Netherlands and discover new perspectives
-experience yourself through games, connectivities and rituals in the nature
-share it with the rest of the world
-create videos on ‘how to connect yourself with nature and the environment in order to preserve it’

Natural Advanced Planning Visit(APV) will take place on 18-19th of May 2017 (Arrival day: 17 May – Departure day: 19 May) at Buitendoor campsite.
For the APV there will be 1 Group Leader & 1 Participant from each organisation. Both of them are participating in the Youth Exchange as well.

Natural Youth Exchange will take place on 2nd-15th of July 2017 (Arrival day: 1 July – Departure day: 16 July) at Buitendoor campsite.

For the Youth Exchange there will be 1 Group Leader & 5 Participants from each organisation.

Profile of the Group Leader
​-18+ years old​
-enthusiastic and creative
-experienced with running activities in environmental/nature education and willing to deliver workshops during the -exchange​ (and practice it during the APV)
-inspiring with sense of initiative
-​basic knowledge of English​

​Profile of the Partcipant
-​16-25 years old ​(exceptions can be made but still they need to be under 30 years old)
-active and energetic person who is willing to explore,​ ​learn and play
-loving nature and want to find a new connection
-ready to live outdoor life ​& travel around the count​ry​
-​basic knowledge of English​

Partner countries: Czech Republic, Romania, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Macedonia, Bulgaria, the Netherlands

You will be reimbursed with the full amount of money in cash both for the APV and for the Youth Exchange.travel cost limit for Romania is 275 EUR.

There is a 75 € participation fee for the Youth Exchange which you can pay from your travel reimbursement.

Please find here the infoletter and the application form:natural-infoletter

Deadline to apply for group leader and participant for APV : 28 April 2017

Deadline to apply for the 4 participants for Youth Exchange: 15 May 2017.