The International Summer Camp is an exciting and intellectually enriching experience for young people aged 13 to 18. 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, how this relates to true solidarity and authentic freedom, as well as the ways in which these ideas can inform our approach to contemporary issues facing the United Nations and beyond. In addition to seminars led by WYA staff and local experts, the International Summer Camp involves many outdoor and cultural activities that forge lasting relationships around a 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 at the United Nations?
• How does WYA bring the voice of young people to the international arena?
• Why is the person at the center of authentic human development?
Outdoor and cultural activities include:
• Recreation and sports
• Traditional dancing and acting
• 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
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How to apply
Read and agree to the World Youth Alliance Charter by signing here.
Fill out the International Summer Camp Application Form here. Accepted campers will be officially notified by email.
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
Option B: Two payments
$350.00 Security Deposit
$1,040.00 Remaining Camp Fee Balance
There are two modes of payment to choose from: online payment or check payment by mail.
For credit card or Paypal online payment:
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You will receive an acknowledgement of payment by email automatically at the end of the processing.
For check payments, please fill up with the following information:
World Youth Alliance
2013 Summer Camp
Mail checks to:
c/o North America Summer Camp
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
Full camp fee deadline:*
Security deposit deadline:**
Remaining camp fee balance deadline: **
*Option A payment scheme **Option B payment scheme
Past International Summer Camps
"I totally loved it, I fully recommend it, it's not only a great and innovative way to become independent, but also WYA summer camp teaches you human values in a fresh and easy way. Not to mention the amazing people I met, I learned so much, of every single person, to respect them and to respect other people, because everyone is special and important in their own way. But what was more significant was that I felt as 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. "