Come and join an adventure in the deep shades of the forest in Metsäkartano Youth Centre and Nature Holiday Resort, where the air is as clean as it can get and where you really can hear the sound of silence. Go on a guided nature expedition snowshoeing or hiking on forest trails, and have a rest by a campfire. Feel the life rushing in your veins after dipping in a lake, or have the gentle waves carry your canoe on a warm summer day.
Metsäkartano wilderness centre is a stunning retreat situated in Finland’s Lakeland region, only 1,5 hours from Kuopio, the perfect setting for a fabulous holiday or an adventurous camp. You will enjoy many exciting outdoor experiences among vast forests, tranquil lakes and rivers which weave in and out of the lush countryside. Children will love the chance to discover many surprises of the great outdoors as they embark on fun activities. Youth camp, camp school or nature holiday - which one is it for you?
Metsäkartano has strong responsible and sustainable values, which are visible in our everyday actions. The basis of our work is at environmental education and experimental learning - and exploring the great outdoors.
We want to create opportunities for people to get stronger connection with themselves and the nature. We have made connecting with the nature easy as possible, since our learning environment is the Finnish nature.
Youth Center Metsäkartano is awarded as a social enterprise, as we target our profits for promoting our youth work. We are also awarded with a Green Key, which is a standard for environmental responsibility and sustainability.
Metsäkartano is part of a national network of nine Finnish Youth Centres specialized in youth work. Their function is to develop the methods used in the field of youth work, to act as centres for furthering the skills of the youth, and enable young people’s travelling domestically and abroad. We are subsidised by the Ministry of Education and Culture and we follow the current Youth Act and Youth Policy Programme.
As a Youth Centre the purpose of Metsäkartano is to promote international youth co-operation, non-formal education and environmental education.
We offer a safe environment for camps, courses, trainings and others - 365 days a year. Our facilities are designed for the youth and the premises are in the middle of the beautiful Finnish nature.