JOPA is a student association focussed on outdoor activities such as hiking and camping. JOPA is suitable for both beginners and experienced outdoor-lovers. We have a few loan items: tents, sleeping bags and camping stoves so you don’t need to have your own. JOPA is open to every student regardless of their background. Joining JOPA is free of charge and most of our events are free as well.

In addition to hikes, we make shorter and easier events like day-trips . It’s up to our members what kind of activities we do!

Despite our name Jyväskylän Opiskelevat Partiolaiset (The Student Scouts and Guides of Jyväskylä) refers to scouting, we aren’t an official local group in The Guides and Scouts of Finland but a hobby organisation for students in universities and universities of applied science. You don’t need to have experience in scouting to join us or to participate in our events.

What would you like to do? Share your ideas with us! Send an e-mail: jopa.jkl(at) We are open to new activities.

Welcome to JOPA!