Summer Camp

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Want to make a difference in the world? Want to create lasting friendships?

The World Youth Alliance International Summer Camp (ISC) is an exciting and personally enriching experience for young people ages 13-18. During this intensive one-week program, young people from all over the world come together to learn about the dignity of the human person and how this concept is the foundation for policy, culture, development, and  change. Participants learn to articulate and defend a vision of the human person that is both positive and critically engaged with global issues.

The 2018 ISC will take place July 8-July 15 in New Hampshire, at a college campus located in the forest, for an authentic summer camp experience. Guided by our dynamic team of staff and counselors, campers will take part in an intensive formation process as well as fun and lively outdoor excursions throughout the week.

Camper Application Process

All potential campers must complete the ISC application available on the “Application” tab.

Camper Fee

Camper fees cover all accommodations and meals for the duration of the camp. Campers are responsible for their own transportation and visa fees.

  • single camper: $650/camper
  • group of 2 campers: $600/camper
  • group of 3 campers: $550/camper
  • group of 5 campers: $400/camper

If you are a high school teacher or principal who would like to send a group of campers to ISC, please inquire for larger group rates at northamerica@wya.net.

Camp Counselor Application Process

Youth from North America, between the ages of 18-30, most especially former WYA interns and campers, are invited to join WYA ISC as camp counselors. 

The 2018 counselor application form will open in 2018.

Application Deadlines:

  • May 7, 2018: for campers who need to apply for a US Visa
  • May 15, 2018: for camp counselors
  • June 7, 2018: for campers who don’t need to apply for a US Visa

2018 Camp Topics Include:

  • Is the human person a subject with dignity?
  • What is authentic freedom?
  • Bioethics: How do we develop different ethical positions beginning with an understanding of the human person?
  • How do we become champions for the defense of the human person?

Outdoor and Cultural Activities:

  • Sports and Recreation
  • Kayaking
  • Movie Nights
  • and More!

Applying is easy!

  1. Read and agree to the World Youth Alliance Charter by signing here.
  2. Fill out the ISC Camper Application form below by May 7th, 2018 for those who won’t need US Visas and June 7, 2018 for those will need to apply for a US Visa.
  3. Please submit your summer camp payment after you receive your acceptance letter.

Please follow the steps below to process your camp payment after you receive your camp acceptance letter.  All camp fees must be paid by June 15th, 2018.

  1. For payments by check, please note the following information:

Payable to: World Youth Alliance
Memo line: 2018 Summer Camp
Mail checks to: World Youth Alliance 228 East 71st Street New York, NY 10021 USA

  1. For payments via Paypal, please click the button below. Please note that for campers who have been granted a scholarship, you will be sent a separate payment link via e-mail. You will receive an acknowledgement of payment by email automatically at the end of the fee processing.

“The camp changed the way I see myself and other people. I learned to always seek the good when I have to make decisions in my life. And to treat people as subjects-always. The people here are fantastic. It has been an experience I will never forget.”

– Ida, Denmark

“The experience of the entire camp was totally unlike anything I have ever done before. I have never been to a camp like this, and it is totally new, fascinating and unique. It has brought me out of my bubble and opened me up to a new view of the world.”

– Jack, USA

“The World Youth Alliance International Summer Camp was such a fantastic experience, I learned so much about human dignity, about a diverse new group of people, and about myself.”

– Elizabeth, USA

“It has been an incredible experience, full of informative and fun activities that impacted my understanding and awareness of the world we live in.”

– Rokaia, Egypt

Who is eligible to apply for the ISC?

The WYA International Summer Camp is open to all applicants age 13-18 years old. We highly encourage high school students and university students to apply. We welcome campers from all cities and all countries all over the world.

What are the expected activities? What is the schedule like?

The summer camp will comprise of training on human dignity and how this idea is the starting point for change in the world through engaging and fun activities. Outdoor excursions include a hiking trip, kayaking, a bonfire, and different sports games. Camp days will begin at 9:00am and, depending on the day’s agenda, can run until 10:00pm at night.

Does WYA cover travel and visa costs?

Summer campers are responsible for their own travel and visa costs going to and from New Hampshire. WYA will be able to provide a letter of invitation if necessary for visa applications.

What are the arrangements for pick up or drop off at nearby airports?

WYA campers, particularly those who are minors, will be picked up and dropped off by camp counselors to and from the airport. Please select a flight en route to Boston Logan International Airport.

We’ve just concluded our 2017 WYA Asia Pacific Summer Camp! Read about it here.

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The 2016 Furaha Camp, will be the third camp to be organised by WYA Africa. Furaha is the Swahili word for happiness. The camp will be hosted at the Kenyan countryside, in collaboration with Eagles Point Camp, in Elementaita, Kenya, along the Rift Valley, with a fine access to Lake Elementaita. The camp is fundamentally aimed at enabling young people 14 – 19 years old to gain values in an atmosphere which is relaxed and fun in addition to providing the opportunity to interact with many cultures, and nations, since participants will come from different countries in Africa. This will be a great addition to the continuing education in character and human excellence as is unique at WYA.

Venue:  Eagles Point Camp, Elementaita, Kenya

Dates: Sat 3rd – Sat 10th Dec, 2016

Theme: Nature, Fun and Solidarity

Participant ages: 14-19 years

Schedule in Brief

Saturday 3rd  December

10: 00 a.m. Early morning travel from Nairobi to Elementaita, Kenya

Sunday 4th  December

9:00 a.m. Prayers

11:00 a.m. Community Service

3:00 p.m. Rest and acclimatising

Monday 5th December

7:00 a.m. Morning Activities

2:00 p.m. The World of World Youth Alliance

Tuesday 6th  December

7:00 a.m. Nature Trail

9:00 a.m. Getting to Know Eagles Point Camp

11:00 a.m. History & Museum

2:00 p.m. Afternoon : Quizes, Discussions & Reflections

Wednesday 7th December

9:00 a.m. The World of World Youth Alliance

2:00 p.m. Afternoon Activities : Tree planting, Mechanics, Cooking, Arts & Crafts

Thursday 8th December

9:00 a.m. The World of World Youth Alliance

2:00 p.m. Afternoon Activities : Swimming, Cycling,

6:00 p.m. Dance night, Movie

Friday 9th December

7:00 a.m. Whole day excursion to Kariandusi and Hot Springs

7:00 p.m. Bonfire

Saturday 10th December

7:00 a.m. Departure through Delamare Conservancy

*Movies to be screened will be obtained from WYA’s Film List.

NB: All education materials will be based on an integration of WYA’s Certified Training Program and Human Dignity Curriculum.

Download the application form here.

Application to the Camp is on going. Send the completed application form to africa@wya.net.

Each applicant will pay 9,000 KSHS (or 90 USD) for the week-long camp.

The camp fee includes 7 residential nights at Eagles Point Camp in Elementaita, Kenya, travel to and from Nairobi , meals, WYA Africa Camp Kit and camp material (including certificate, t-shirt, study material), WYA t-shirt & wristband.

Payments will be made upon WYA’s confirmation to attend the Camp.

BY SAFARICOM’S MPESA

Through the World Youth Alliance Africa MPESA Paybill number, MPESA Business Number is 559066, with account number as Furaha Camp

By CHEQUE

To World Youth Alliance Africa, delivered on or before Wednesday 30th Nov 2016.

BY WIRE TRANSFER

Please include the following information when making a wire transfer

Details of Payment: Furaha Camp

Bank Name: Chase Bank (Kenya) Limited

Swift Code: CKENKENAXXX

Account Name: World Youth Alliance Africa

Account Number: 0011005361001

What is the Furaha Camp?

The Furaha Camp is a remarkable training opportunity for young people, to educate in WYA values, in an atmosphere of fun, and in solidarity with many young people from other backgrounds, cultures and countries.

Who is invited for the Furaha Camp?

Young people aged 14 -19 years.

Why is it important and worthwhile?

This year’s theme is Nature, Fun and Solidarity. Nature is resplendent with the Elementaita Countryside making this an ideal location for the camp in December. This will enable an atmosphere with fun, sports, and group activities, boosted well with an intellectually engaging understanding of the human person through the human dignity lens, as is characteristic at WYA, to build a culture that respects the dignity of each person.

What logistics will be provided?

Meals, accommodation, transport to and from Nairobi , certificates, WYA t shirts, and Camp study material will be provided for the duration of the camp. All travel expenses to and from Nairobi; will be borne by the participants. All other travel, lodging, visa and tax expenses before and after the camp will be the sole responsibility of the participant. WYA Africa will maintain correspondence with applicants, to enable a smooth travel experience.

How will visas be processed for participants outside Kenya?

Kenya allows visa waivers for many countries. Please check with the Kenya Department of Immigration to confirm whether you require a visa or otherwise. Each participant will be required to have official travel documents (passports or as required by law). Supporting documents from WYA Africa will be provided to enable an easy entry into Kenya through customs. Participants from outside Kenya are encouraged to check immigration procedures prior to travel.

What is the cost of the Camp?

The conference will cost 9,000 Kenya Shillings (or 90 USD) per participant. The will include the 7 residential nights at Eagles Point Camp in Elementaita, Kenya, travel to and from Nairobi (for those who will require this), meals, WYA Africa Camp Kit and camp material (including certificate, t-shirt, study material), WYA t-shirt & wristband.

Where do I get the Application Form?

Find the application form here.

How do I make payments?

Payments will be made as detailed in the “Fees and Payment” section of this webpage.

What is the dress code for the conference?

The dress code will be casual for all the days of the camp. Campers are encouraged to maintain a dress code that is modest.

What important dates should I keep in mind?

Extended Application Deadline: Tuesday 29th November 2016

Extended Payment deadline: Thursday 1st November 2016

Furaha Camp Dates: Sat 3rd – Sat 10th Dec 2016

If my inquiry is not addressed?

For any inquiries, reach us through africa@wya.net or directly call us through +254-202-508-626. We look forward to meeting you and your friends soon in Kenya, at the Furaha Camp.