Fun, a unique experience, a group challenge, companionship, coexistence, learning: these are the comments we receive most from young people who do the Camino de Santiago.
What better way to start or end the school year than with an unforgettable trip?
More and more schools and colleges are choosing the Camino de Santiago as a school trip. And in Viajeros Canallas we give you 5 reasons why to do the Camino de Santiago, a unique experience that we are sure that both students and teachers will enjoy.
1 - Enjoy and learn
The Camino de Santiago is an active journey, where our young people will be able to develop values while enjoying their school trip. Students will learn about the history behind this ancient route, the culture of the region, nature, environmental awareness and self-knowledge.
In addition, they will enjoy its landscapes, the spectacular gastronomy that Galicia offers us, all their companions and the feeling of common challenge and overcoming that unites us all. All this makes the school group trip a unique adventure. Undoubtedly, the Camino de Santiago for young people is an enriching experience at all levels.
2 - Personal values that the Way of St. James generates in young people
Self-improvement, solidarity, companionship, teamwork, empowerment... Perhaps there is no trip that brings together so many of these values.
The Camino de Santiago as a school trip is a very rewarding experience for teenagers, as it gives them the opportunity to develop themselves, as well as instilling in them a respect for nature and the environment.
Here, the champions are not those who arrive first or those who are in the best shape, here they are those who contribute the most to the group, those who give the most smiles, those who give the most encouragement, those who support you when you need it, those who accompany you on your Camino.
Young people walking the Camino de Santiago in a group
3 - Less mobile and more sharing
It is a fact that the use of mobile devices by young people in recent years has only increased.
It is increasingly common to find groups of friends in the street, on public transport or in a restaurant, who instead of chatting, sharing laughter and moments, are immersed in their screens.
The Camino de Santiago is a perfect place to put aside technology and social networks and focus on feeling nature, share with pilgrims of all nationalities, with our own group and enjoy one of those school trips that both students and teachers will never forget.
4 - Socialising, multiculturalism
There is nothing better than living together and sharing many aspects of daily life to strengthen bonds, enhance friendships and create a sense of community among colleagues.
It is well known that socialisation in young people is a key part of their personal development.
By strengthening existing friendships, the Camino de Santiago school trip will allow young people to get to know more deeply other classmates with whom they have not had so far so much relationship and, thus, will encourage the creation of new friendships within the group itself.
In addition, the pupils will meet other groups of young people of different nationalities and discover new stories, languages and cultures.
Going out of our environment having a common challenge, generates that we get to know each other much more, not only who we are and our tastes, but also how we feel.
To really know ourselves, which is key to understanding and adapting to society. Empowerment.
5 - A common challenge: partnership Come on team!
If there is a place that combines a physical and mental challenge, that is the Camino de Santiago. The illusion of waking up with our companions and supporting each other in each stage, enjoying every step, every talk, every laugh and every moment that generates us to have a common goal: to reach the destination.
Arriving in Santiago de Compostela, stepping on the Plaza del Obradoiro, smiling with pride or crying with emotion and saying "we have made it". Few things are more satisfying than the feeling of having achieved a challenge.
And much more, if it is a common challenge: the Camino de Santiago in group as a school trip. It is an unforgettable experience.