February 26, 2020, Philippines – World Youth Alliance Asia Pacific (WYAAP) officially launched its 14th Summer Camp last Wednesday, February 26. This year’s AP camp will be held at Antulang Beach Resort in Negros Oriental from June 1 to June 6, 2020.
This 6-day learning and leisure camp by the beach is a platform for young leaders from the Asia Pacific region to expand their knowledge about human dignity, the self, and their role in development. Over the past 13 years, the WYAAP Summer Camp has been a unique experience for camp graduates where they not only engage in productive discourse but most importantly, gain meaningful friendships. This year, the camp will be held in Negros Oriental, a town southeast in the Philippines and is known for its breathtaking nature spots and historical landmarks.
This summer program presents an opportunity for holistic self-development, cultural exchange, and leadership training through lectures, dialogues, mentorship, and team-building activities. In the end, we see our leaders being able to communicate articulately and effectively on the discourse of human dignity. This allows them to engage their communities in developing person-centered solutions to pressing issues.
Campers will undergo the WYA Certified Training Program or the CTP. This is the premier course of the World Youth Alliance that equips youth with the knowledge and skills to be able to articulate and defend the principles of the dignity of the person within their communities. Completing the CTP grants its graduates exclusive access to WYA’s global internship and fellowship programs, among many other regional and international opportunities.
Aside from the CTP, campers will meet fellow young leaders from different cultures and backgrounds. Past WYAAP camps have welcomed youth from Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Campers can expect insightful lectures on human rights advocacy and the work of WYA, team building activities, multi-cultural dialogues, quiet time at the beach, and other meaningful experiences that aim to sharpen one’s knowledge about person-centered development.
Deadline for regular application registration is on April 6, 2020 via wya.net/apsummercamp. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries or visit the WYA website for more information regarding application and program fees.