World Youth Alliance Asia Pacific (WYAAP) recently concluded its 10th summer camp held from May 31 to June 4, 2016 at Subic Park Hotel, Olongapo, Philippines.
The WYAAP Summer Camp is a 5-day program involving a range of activities specially designed to train young leaders from around Asia Pacific in the discourse of human dignity.
This year’s camp, with participants from the Philippines, India and Pakistan, involved group discussions and lectures, team-building and leadership workshops, creative presentations, and a number of fun activities by the beach. Especially exciting was the Amazing Race with various mind and body bending challenges made to test the campers’ individual and group skills.
“I’ve always known each person had worth but the camp made me realize how hard it is to actually make all realize this. It also assured me of my own worth because this is truly a struggle for everyone.” – Anika Vega, Miriam College High School
In celebration of the 10th camp milestone, WYAAP also launched the “Folds of Hope” campaign to encourage a culture of hope, and a more positive outlook in today’s society.
After undergoing the WYA Certified Training Program (CTP), the WYAAP team welcomed 16 newly certified campers on the last day of camp. As certified WYA Members, they are now eligible to join more regional and international WYA Programs such as opening a WYA Club or WYA Chapter, joining the International Solidarity Forum in New York City, becoming facilitators in the next Summer Camp program, and many others.
WYAAP extends its heartfelt gratitude to everyone who made this camp possible–our campers, our facilitators, and our generous donors. We would also like to thank Subic Park Hotel for being our official venue partner this year.
Read about a camper’s experience here!