Last November, the team and youngsters from Rota Jovem decided to take a break and go camping – an activity called “Time-Out” in the framework of “Connectivity”. Out there in the woods at the beautiful and mysterious Parque Natural Sintra-Cascais, the group had the chance to have a good time and learn together with one another.
Outdoor activities like this one are important in order to develop teamwork, creativity, and communication skills while connecting with nature and with other people.
With a very diverse group, and a weekend full of surprises (from the weather to last-minute changes), the group had the chance to have fun with cool games and activities, support a local organization regarding the local conservation of species and try out some outdoor sports.
Always involving the group, this activity required, not only a continuous participatory approach, but it was also based on outdoor education and experiential learning approaches.
Learning by doing and with our peers was essentially at the basis of the “Time-Out” experience. Adding various values such as team spirit, cooperation, and respect for the environment – we made it a very nice learning experience for everyone involved.