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Holiday TripsShackleton Mini-Vulkaneifel-Expedition

Shackleton Mini-Vulkaneifel-Expedition

Winter dreams in the Eifel

Manderscheid a small village situated in the south of Eifel, north from Trier, offers a multitude of possibilities of exploring and touching nature.

Our fresh air activities will be taking place in wonderful woods and castles while the volcanic origin of the area gives us a breathtaking silhouette. We travel to a dreamlandscape of 45 million years old living history!


It’s a wonderful training to stay together in the Eifel during the half term holidays. After having taken the first steps with our “Body and Soul”-programme we will have lots of possibilities for making experiences in the woods and with ourselves. In a winter environment, we learn a lot about winter hazards and have fun in the snow.
Staying in the Jugendhüttendorf

Besides the woods we find the Jugendhüttendorf Vulkaneifel nearby the wander routes.

We are accommodated in the Jugendhüttendorf which has about 120 beds in 22 wooden huts. The huts are practical but cosy they offer beds, tables, seats and of course cupboards and heating.

Cooking will be one part of our daily activities and we are looking forward to creating meals by ourselves, planning, shopping and not to forget the washing up!
Highlights of the week
The daily programme will depend on the weather
but it will include the following subjects such as

  •     A group play
  •     Rope work/wood work/knots and lashings
  •     Learning how to cook
  •     Orientation
  •     Flying fox
  •     Snow shoe-walking, igloo building (if possible)

Here a rough draft of the daily routine:

Saturday 10.00 - 11.00     Arrival at Manderscheid Jugendhüttendorf
(parents are responsible for transfer to and from Jugendhüttendorf)

Sunday – Tuesday

7.30                 Rise and shine
7.45                 Morning sports
8.30                 Breakfast
9.30 - 12.00     Programme
12.00 – 14.00   Preparing lunch, lunch break
14.00 – 16.30   Programme
16.30                Tea time
18.00                Preparing evening meal
19.00                Evening meal
20.00                Stories or night activities


11.00 - 12.00     Children to be collected between

The trip includes

    Accommodation and full pension
    Experiential Education Programme
    Equipment such as helmets, ropes etc.
    Visit of the Maarmuseum
    Trips to the upper and lower castles
    Checklist and route description

The whole programme will be planned by David Blackall/The Shackleton Way. All experiential education training will be under the supervision of David Blackall.