Call for “Empowering Summer Camp Youth Leaders” Program

09/05/2018 – 13/05/2018 all-day
Lusden, The Netherlands

Applications for the “Empowering Summer Camp Youth Leaders” Program are now OPEN!

Empowering Summer Camp Youth Leaders (ESYL for short) is a short training course, hosted by YMCA Netherlands, to strengthen the YMCA summer camp work in Europe. The training course takes place from 9–13 of May, and is located on one of the national camp sites of YMCA Netherlands in Leusden, in the middle of The Netherlands.

There are 2 goals for the training: First of all there is the goal to strengthen the YMCA summer camp work in Europe, by sharing knowledge with each other, learning new ideas, methods and games from each other. The second goal is to see if we can start to make some sort of ‘YMCA standard’ for European summer camps from the YMCA. Making a standard means that we start making a rough guideline what you offer as YMCA when you organize summer camps, what it is to make sure you offer quality that fits within the YMCA, and what you need to reach that quality. Some of the countries involved in this project have been organizing summer camps for quite a long time, and there are also countries who have just (re)started with summer camping with their organization.

The training course is for volunteers and/or youth workers who organize summer camps, or want to learn how to organize summer camps. The age of the participants should be between 17 and 30. The call is open for all youth who is enthusiastic about camping. YMCA Bitola will give special consideration to those who have leadership positions in GLOW and YMLP Camps.

For more information please consult the Info Letter.

Apply by filling out the application form and sending it to

Deadline to apply is by March 30. Extended deadline is by April 30 on the principle first come first served!

Participation fee is 0 eur. Sending fee is 15 eur.

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