About us Youth Environmental Space
Youth Environmental Space belongs to the Environmental Activities Youth Work Unit.
The unit’s role is to support environmental and nature education in connection with youth work, make it possible for young people to gain experiences of environmental, adventure and camp activities, support young people’s independent actions for the environment and increase their environmental awareness.
The activities aim to:
- Increase the environmental awareness of children and young people
- Enable young people to have experiences in nature
- Support young people’s empowerment and inclusion
- Organise a diverse environment and adventure education activities, e.g. groupings, nature school services, camps, excursions, events and animal care
- Provide facilities for the use of youth groups, youth organizations and local residents
- Borrow equipment for the use of young people from the camping equipment loan company Wempaimist
You can book our facilities at the following locations:
- Bengtsår camping island
- Granö camping area
- Meriharju Naure House and Camp Centre
- Youth Environment Space
- House of adventure
- Edible park
- Uutela Cabin
- Vartiosaari Camping Areas
- Östersundom Camp Centre
Reservations are primarily granted to youth groups, youth organisations and school groups from Helsinki, for whom the use of our facilities is free of charge.
The Environmental Activities Youth Work Unit has been granted an EcoCompass certificate. An EcoCompass environmental certificate is granted to organisations that have mapped their environmental impact, drawn up an environmental programme and implemented it. The EcoCompass is a light environmental management system that is independent of sectors and based on the international ISO 14001 standard.