Taking into account the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Youth Alliance has made a difficult but necessary decision to cancel this year’s WYA International Summer Camp due to be held in New York City from July 12-19, 2020.
The health and well-being of our campers, counselors, and all those involved is our utmost priority. Due to several uncertainties, travel restrictions, and individual concerns on travel at this time, we have concluded that canceling the camp is the best course of action to take. The WYA staff is looking for other ways to involve our members during this time.
Thank you again for your understanding as we navigate the uncertainties of this time. Thank you for your continued support to WYA.
About the International Summer Camp
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 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 ages 13-18 years old. We welcome campers from all countries around the world.
What are the expected activities? What is the schedule like?
The ISC combines educational seminars with fun excursions and cultural activities throughout NYC. The educational seminars are based on WYA’s Certified Training Program, which studies the philosophy of the human person as it relates to international law and authentic leadership. Please see full schedule here
Does WYA cover travel and visa costs?
Summer campers are responsible for their own travel and visa costs going to and from New York. During the week of camp, campers and counselors will travel NYC via public transportation and WYA will pay for these travel costs.
What are the arrangements for pick up or drop off at nearby airports?
WYA counselors will pick up/drop off campers from JFK, LGA, or EWK airports via public transportation. Campers should pay for their own travel, but will be accompanied by a counselor.
(Written on March 26, 2020, Manila, Philippines)
Taking into account the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, World Youth Alliance Asia Pacific has made a difficult but necessary decision to postpone this year’s WYAAP Summer Camp due to be held in Negros Oriental, Philippines from June 1 to June 6, 2020.
The health and well-being of our campers, volunteers, partners, and all those involved is our utmost priority. Due to several uncertainties, travel restrictions, and individual concerns on travel at this time, the organizers concluded that postponing the camp is the best course of action to take.
The WYAAP staff is looking to reschedule the camp at a later time this year. All current applications received will still be screened once we resume preparations for the camp. Rest assured that we are monitoring the situation carefully and will continue to provide updates about the camp on our website, email, and social media platforms.
Thank you again for your understanding as we navigate the uncertainties of this time. Thank you for your continued support to WYA and we’re looking forward to seeing this camp come to fruition soon.
For any concerns related to your participation at this year’s camp, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read the WYA president’s official statement of solidarity amidst the pandemic here.
Stay healthy and together we will overcome this.
Miko and Joyce
Your WYAAP Directors
More information about the 2020 Furaha Camp will be available in September 2020. You can email email@example.com for inquiries about the camp.