Leisure for Development - Concepts for a youth trip programme is exactly about what the title states. It explores the possibilities of merging leisure with the development sector, to input into a youth trip programme to Nicaragua. A closer look into the terms "leisure" and "development" are taken by investigating into theories of leisure experiences and development strategies. Of course there are also issues about stakeholder expectations such as those of financiers of a youth trip, who are essential for the success of such projects. Here comes into question, how long term cooperations in relation with marketing tools can be established. Outcomes are leisure for development concepts especially designed for a youth trip programme, that aims to bring development issues closer to youngsters, only on a more leisurely and a more experienceful way.