World Youth Alliance Asia Pacific (WYAAP) concluded its annual Summer Camp program last June 8, 2019. Held at G Beach Resort in Bolinao, Pangasinan Province, in the Philippines, this year’s program was the 13th camp hosted by the region.
The camp welcomed campers and facilitators from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Taiwan. The 6-day learning and leisure program was designed to serve as a platform for young leaders from the Asia Pacific region to expand their knowledge about human dignity and their role in development through the WYA Certified Training Program; this is 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 were mentored by facilitators composed of WYA staff and Certified Members from different professional fields and schools in the Philippines. The facilitators and staff led plenary discussions, lectures, morning exercises, and other activities aimed at building friendships and enriching knowledge about the WYA mission.
After completing the CTP activities, all campers completed the Accreditation Interview–an exam that assessed their mastery of the CTP ideas and other topics covered during the camp. Following the interview, all 25 campers graduated as WYA Certified Members.
An evening get-together called the “Solidarity Night” was held on the last night of camp to celebrate the occasion, to relive camp memories, and to mark the end of the 13th Summer Camp.
“My summer camp experience was fun and enlightening. Aside from being able to meet people from different backgrounds, I got to learn from and with them.” – Julia (Camper from the Philippines)
WYAAP extends its gratitude to everyone who made this camp possible: our campers, volunteer facilitators, regional Interns, generous donors, local transportation partners, and to our campers’ parents and guardians. We would also like to thank the family and staff behind G Beach Resort for their hospitality, service, and friendship.