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Youth Training Center

A youth training center, along with youth campsites and youth hostels, refers to a place designed to facilitate youth activities that require accommodation according to the Enforcement Decree of Building Act. Youth organizations are given priority for use, and it can also be provided for corporate group training activities as long as it does not interfere with youth activities.
Statutory Definition
Youth training centers are defined as 'comprehensive training facilities equipped with dormitories and various facilities and equipment for conducting diverse youth training activities,' distinguishing it from youth training pavilion which do not provide accommodation functions.
Lobin Commentary

The Youth Activity Promotion Act mandates that the state and local governments establish and implement policies for youth activity facilities, youth activity programs, and youth leaders to enable youth to participate autonomously and voluntarily in various youth activities. Youth activity facilities are broadly categorized into youth training facilities and youth utilization facilities. Youth training centers, youth training centers, youth culture houses, youth specialty facilities, youth campsites, and youth hostels fall under youth training facilities. Among these, youth training centers, youth campsites, and youth hostels provide accommodations for overnight youth training activities.

Annex 3 of the Enforcement Regulation of Youth Activity Promotion Act specifies additional facility standards for youth training centers, beyond the common standards applied to all training facilities:

  1. Dormitory
    1. Must accommodate at least 100 people.
    2. Each dormitory room should not exceed a capacity of 10 people.
    3. The dormitory room should provide at least 2.4 square meters per person. However, for middle school or elementary school students, the total dormitory capacity can be increased by 10% (for middle school students) or 20% (for elementary school students).
    4. Must have good natural lighting and ventilation and should not be located in basements.
    5. If family rooms are to be installed, they can include divided bedrooms, a living room, and a kitchen. If a living room is included, 30% of the living room area can be considered as part of the dormitory room area.
    6. If dormitories are dispersed in small units, accommodation for youth leaders should be placed near the youth dormitories.
    7. Each floor with dormitory rooms must have shared toilets, showers, and washrooms (if dormitories are dispersed, these facilities must be provided at close distances). However, if all dormitory rooms on the floor have their own toilets, showers, and washrooms, additional facilities are not required.
    8. Must have a communal laundry room. However, if the washroom and shower room can also serve as a laundry room, a separate laundry room is not required.
    9. Must have heating facilities. However, if individual dormitory rooms have heating facilities, a carbon monoxide detector inspected and approved according to the ‘Act on the Prevention and Management of Fire and Safety’ must be installed in each room.
  2. Dining Hall
    1. Must be able to serve meals to at least 30% of the dormitory capacity at one time.
    2. As a dining hall or group catering facility, it must provide at least 1 square meter per diner and be equipped with cooking utensils, serving facilities, tables, and chairs suitable for the number of diners.
  3. Indoor Assembly Hall
    1. Must accommodate at least 50% of the dormitory capacity.
    2. As an auditorium or meeting room, if the individual assembly room capacity is 150 people or less, it must be at least 150 square meters. For more than 150 people, an additional 0.8 square meters per person is required, up to a total of 800 square meters.
    3. If movable partitions are installed between multiple classrooms to easily convert them into an auditorium, it can be considered an indoor assembly hall (limited to cases where the individual standard does not require an indoor assembly hall).
  4. Outdoor Assembly Area
    1. Must accommodate at least 60% of the dormitory capacity.
    2. Should have necessary equipment and facilities for assembly activities, such as a stage and sound system.
    3. The area must be at least 200 square meters for up to 150 people, and an additional 0.7 square meters per person exceeding 150, up to a total of 2,000 square meters.
    4. Sports fields equipped with facilities for use as an outdoor assembly area can be considered as such.
  5. Sports Activity Area
    1. Must include indoor sports facilities with a total area of at least 100 square meters or outdoor sports facilities with a total area of at least 1,500 square meters.
    2. Refers to sports facilities as defined by the Installation and Utilization of Sports Facilities Act, excluding golf courses, golf practice ranges, ski resorts, car racing tracks, martial arts academies, and dance halls.
    3. The installation standards of the sports activity area adhere to the Installation and Utilization of Sports Facilities Act, and for matters not specified by the act, the regulations established by the relevant sports organizations are applied (seating areas may be omitted).
  6. Training Forest
    1. Must be at least 1,000 square meters in total area.
    2. Refers to natural or artificially created forest areas equipped with landscaping facilities such as outdoor tables, long benches, artistic sculptures, and shelters for rest and meditation.
    3. If a nature experience area is installed within the forest area with landscaping facilities, it can be considered a training forest.
  7. Classroom
    1. At least one classroom must be installed.
    2. Each classroom must be at least 50 square meters.
    3. Must be equipped with a blackboard, podium, desks, chairs, and other necessary equipment.
    4. The illumination on the desk surface and blackboard surface must be at least 150 lux.
  8. Specialized Training Activity Area: At least one of the following facilities must be installed.
    1. Cultural Sensitivity Training Area: Facilities for activities that develop cultural sensitivity, promote emotional well-being, enhance cultural understanding, and cultivate hobbies, such as theaters, performance halls, music listening rooms, exhibition halls, and similar facilities.
    2. Science and Informatization Training Area: Facilities for activities that foster creative abilities, curiosity, information literacy, and future scientific capabilities, such as computer rooms, science labs, nature observation areas, astronomical observatories, cooking practice facilities, fish and bird breeding areas, and similar facilities.
    3. Volunteer and Cooperation Training Area: Facilities for activities that develop respect for human dignity, a sense of justice, and cooperation, such as volunteer information and resource centers, volunteer experience network centers, and similar facilities.
    4. Adventure and Pioneering Spirit Training Area: Facilities for activities that develop physical strength, courage, perseverance, exploration spirit, sense of challenge, and pioneering skills, such as exploration facilities, water, marine, and aviation training facilities, farming facilities, mountain biking areas, pioneering training facilities, rock climbing facilities, and similar facilities.
    5. Professional Vocational Training Area: Facilities for activities that develop vocational professionalism and adaptability to real-life situations, and establish vocational values, such as employment information centers, vocational education facilities, and similar facilities.
    6. International Sensitivity Training Area: Facilities for activities that enhance understanding of world cultures, experience exchanges with foreign countries, and promote the identity of the Korean people, such as international exchange centers (international conference rooms, reception rooms, meeting rooms, friendship exchange rooms), learning and information centers (youth education information centers), language labs, and similar facilities.
    7. Other Specialized Training Areas: Facilities for specialized youth training activities in fields other than those specified above, such as environmental awareness training.
  9. Leader’s Room
    1. At least one leader’s room must be installed.
    2. An indoor space used by youth leaders for preparing youth training activities, equipped with necessary equipment such as chairs and tables.
  10. Rest Area
    1. At least one leader’s room must be installed.
    2. A space for users to rest, equipped with chairs and tables.
    3. If chairs and tables are placed in shared areas for rest purposes, it can be considered a rest area (limited to cases where the individual standard does not specify a rest area).
  11. Emergency Equipment
    1. Must be equipped with emergency lighting or equipment.
    2. Must be equipped with emergency water supply facilities.
  12. Other facilities: broadcasting equipment, infirmary, and storage facilities.
    1. Broadcasting equipment: Facilities for making announcements within the training facility, with the main equipment installed in a separate broadcasting room or adjacent to the management office.
    2. Infirmary
      1. Must be equipped with a medicine cabinet, bed, bedding, and other necessary items for first aid and emergency treatment of sick or injured individuals.
      2. Can be installed adjacent to the management office or office (limited to cases where the individual standard does not specify an infirmary).
    3. Storage Facilities: Must have storage facilities or lockers.
  13. Dormitory Capacity: Refers to the appropriate number of people who can be accommodated at one time in the dormitory.
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