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Establishment of an outdoor adventure camp in Armenia

Bezoar NGO
Leisure, sport and tourism

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There is a growing interest in healthy lifestyle, active rest (such as hiking, biking, rock climbing, and archery) and sustainable approach to the environment. In addition, with the growing concern of parents with computer overuse, the camp promoting active lifestyle (playground for volleyball, soccer and badminton) and educational curricula will be at high demand. Although still in the infancy stage in Armenia, there is a novel approach in organizing children's recreation, education and physical training, which, at the same time, can offer additional income to locals either through direct involvement or by offering supporting services.

Combination of environmental education with promotion of healthy lifestyle (especially Wushu classes) will be the specific offerings of the camps. The education programs will incorporate basic topics: 

- environmental protection and study of biodiversity of region, 
- historical-cultural classes, business classes for beginners,
- specific classes which will provided by our partners. 

Our primary target market is the youth (ages 9-18) coming from different provinces of Armenia and Diaspora, who are currently enrolled in high schools.

The secondary target group is represented by specialized (biological, geological) departments of higher educational institutions or schools, visiting the camp for their practical classes.

What we have

  • The staff speaks Armenian, Russian and English languages. 
  • Yeghegis community will provide land for the camp (1.63 ha) with a 2-story building. 
  • Yeghegnadzor municipality will offer support on legal issues, logistics, staffing requirements, information dissemination. 
  • The staff of Yerevan State University and Young Biologists' Association will be involved in developing educational curricula, training the trainers on the topics of Natural Science. 
  • Wushu Federation of Armenia will provide support in developing the training course for t...

What we need

We need a specialist who will support in developing a strategy for targeting and reaching out the youth from Diaspora.

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