Adventure Tourism Students Guide the Way

KDYS 'Just Us' youth programme Participants of the KDYS â¿¿Just Us⿝ youth programme were blessed by the good weather during  their recent two day walking expedition in the Macgillycuddy's Reeks under the guidance of Adventure Tourism Management students from the Institute of Technology, Tralee.

The expedition, which represents part of the â¿¿Gaisceâ¿¿ or presidentâ¿¿s award, consisted of a 25 kilometre hike and a nightâ¿¿s camping in the Bridia Valley. This was a great achievement for the teenagers involved and despite their initial hesitation, the main concern on the way home was when the next expedition would be! 

The Adventure Tourism Management students also benefitted by gaining experience in activity planning and leadership, which are central elements of their programme of study.  The participants visited the institute last week where they were presented with certificates and T-shirts to mark this achievement.

KDYS 'Just Us' youth programme picture