“Door-to-Outdoor”

“Door-to-Outdoor”

Nowadays healthy lifestyle is one of the most essential part of our social life. There are tons of activities proposed by different institutions how to eat healthy, act healthy, do sport activities. Nevertheless, young people have often critical approach towards simple solutions. Thus, they prefer to choose hardworking methods. Moreover, right now young people suffer a lack of knowledge of what to do during their outdoor activities and simply they don't know what to do. They easily fall in addiction to drugs, alcohol and Internet.

That is why we organized this youth exchange to gather together 48 different people from 8 different countries (Armenia, United Kingdom, Ukraine, Lithuania, Georgia, Estonia, Czech Republic and Belarus) in order to discuss different ways of shaping our healthy lifestyles, share their knowledge and skills concerning outdoor and sport education and rediscover richness of possibilities how to self-educate in outdoor. The main aim of our exchange was to share knowledge and skills about healthy lifestyle that would help participants to manage their everyday life more effectively and avoid such addiction as TV, Internet, drugs and alcohol.

Our exchange was full 10 days experience of camping, hardworking and taking care of our lifestyle using natural resources of Armenia, especially outdoor activities. We met in beautiful region of Tatev Mountains in Armenia between 11th and 21st of July 2014.

The synergy effect, made by all participants and appropriate methods based on creativity and interactivity, brought up workshops and set of activities which were delivered to youngsters in Yerevan and Tatev. This youth exchange especially encouraged young people to spend their spare time actively and effectively that is why the project is called “Door-to-outdoor”, as while crossing one's door we can move out to outdoor and reach wellness in physical and metal way.