North America

International Summer Camp 2014
July 27 - August 10
Portsmouth Abbey, Rhode Island

About International Summer Camp 

The International Summer Camp is an exciting and intellectually enriching experience for young people aged 13 to 17. During this intensive two-week program hosted by the World Youth Alliance, young people from all over the world learn about the dignity of the human person and the ways in which this idea can inform our approach to issues at the local and international level. In addition to seminars led by WYA staff, the International Summer Camp involves many outdoor and cultural activities.  WYA International Summer Camp is truly a life-changing experience where lasting friendships are formed through the common belief in the dignity of the human person.

Classroom topics include:
• Is the human person a subject with dignity?
• What is authentic freedom?
• How do we become champions for the defense of the human person?
• What are the current threats against human dignity around the world?
• Why is the person at the center of authentic human development?

Outdoor and cultural activities include:
• Sports and recreation 
• Traditional dancing and improvisation 
• Game and movie nights

Benefits of participation:
• Learn the tools necessary to defend the dignity of the human person
• Experience immersion in an exciting intellectual environment
• Enjoy outdoor excursions and cultural activities

Frequently Asked Questions

To download the Frequently Asked Questions, click here.
If you have other questions not covered by the FAQ, you can email your inquiries to

How to apply

It’s easy!

  1. Read and agree to the World Youth Alliance Charter by signing here.
  2. Fill out the International Summer Camp Application Form via the link found at the bottom of the page. Accepted campers will be officially notified by email.
  3. Please submit your summer camp payment after you receive your acceptance letter.
Processing your payment

There are two payment schemes to choose from:

Option A: One-time payment
Amount Payment Due Date
$1,400.00 June 30th

Option B: Two payments
Amount Payment Due Dates
$350.00 Security Deposit June 15th
$1,040.00 Remaining Camp Fee Balance June 30th

There are two methods of payment to choose from: online payment or payment via check.

For credit card or Paypal online payment:
Click here to process your online payment.
You will receive an acknowledgement of payment by email automatically at the end of the processing.

For payments by check, please note the following information:

Payable to: World Youth Alliance
Memo line: 2014 Summer Camp
Mail checks to: World Youth Alliance
228 East 71 Street,
New York, NY 10021 USA

You will receive an acknowledgement of payment by email once we process your check.

Important dates to remember
Camp Dates: July 27 - August 10, 2014
Full camp fee:

$ 1,400.00
Security deposit deadline:**
June 15th, 2014
Remaining camp fee balance deadline: **
June 30th, 2014
Application deadline: June 15th, 2014

*Option A payment scheme
**Option B payment scheme

Past International Summer Camps
"I totally loved it, I fully recommend it. WYA summer camp teaches you human values in a fresh and easy way. I met amazing people and I learned so much: to respect other people, because every person iis special and important in their own way. But what was more significant was that I felt a part of something bigger than me-it's a unique feeling of belonging that you don't feel everywhere."
- Ana Sylvia
"The WYA Summer Camp is one of the most powerful displays of solidarity that I have seen in my life. "

- Jarnickae Wilson, Saint Lucia


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