WYAAP Concludes 12th Summer Camp

 

WYAAP Summer Camp Batch 2018: Campers, facilitators, and WYA staff

World Youth Alliance Asia Pacific (WYAAP) concluded its 12th Summer Camp last June 2, 2018, at Rosepoint Beach in Antique, Philippines.

Organized by the WYAAP staff and volunteers, this year’s camp welcomed 30 campers and 12 facilitators from different parts of the Philippines, Indonesia, and Nepal. The camp was a 6-day learning and leisure opportunity for Asia Pacific youth to expand their knowledge about human dignity and their role in development through the WYA Certified Training Program—a course that provides a comprehensive summary of philosophical, historical, and modern-day ideas that focus on the dignity of the person and human rights advocacy.

 

Campers and facilitators at breakout sessions


“I came to Antique for an adventure. I came back home with a family. The last 6 days have been arguably the best of my life. Thank you, WYAAP Summer Camp 2018.” (Anne Ocaya, 2018 Summer Camp Graduate)

“Team WYA will always have a special place in my heart. Thank you for the memories and the unforgettable moments World Youth Alliance Asia Pacific Summer Camp 2018.”  (Ray Kerry Dacoseo, 2018 Summer Camp Graduate)

 

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Team building activities like The Amazing Race, breakout sessions, morning exercises, film night, and many others were also held outside camp lectures. Such activities aimed at building and strengthening friendships among all campers, facilitators, and staff, as well as building a culture of solidarity and fun.

Campers were mentored by 12 facilitators composed of WYA staff and Certified Members from different professional fields and schools in the Philippines.

 

Camp Facilitators (L-R): Rogin Eribal, Viv Salcedo, Sim Jalbuena, Faye Ong, Miko Superable, Joyce Cedeño, Mary Imbong, Sofia Paredes, Izzy Gengos, Jenn Bordon, Rance Acanto, Matt Ledesma

 

On June 1st, campers underwent the CTP Accreditation Interview–a culminating interview exam that assessed their individual mastery of the CTP ideas. Following the interview, all 30 campers graduated as WYA Certified Members on June 2, 2018. The WYAAP team then welcomed new Certified Members who are now eligible to represent WYA in international events, open and lead a WYA Chapter, join advanced programs of WYA such as the International Solidarity Forum, or become Summer Camp facilitators, among other exclusive opportunities.

 

WYAAP extends its gratitude to everyone who made this camp possible: our 30 campers, 10 facilitators, Regional Interns, generous donors and local transportation partners, our Media Partners, Inquirer.net, InqPOP, and WhenInManila.com, and to our campers’ parents and guardians. We would also like to thank the family and staff behind Rosepoint Beach for their hospitality, service, and friendship.

Visit the WYAAP Facebook page to view more photos of the camp.