If you are interested in Leadership, Management, current events and international relations, likes to travel and meet people, and has a sense that things could be better in this world, then this is the program for you. This year young people from approximately 15-20 different countries will attend Youth Camp Turkey. Some youths can be awarded scholarships from local foundations. People come from different economic, religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.
All of the young people who participate show sensitivity, leadership potential, and a willingness to try new things. On average, 90% of the young people are from across Turkey and the balance are from other countries. Next year we expect young from across the Turkey and All Europe with the following countries: China, South Korea, Australia, and All Africa.
Because we keep our group size limited (100 young people each session. It is important to apply as soon as possible. Around 10 spaces each session are open to young people from the Turkey
We fill almost all our spaces by April, but sometimes there are occasions when international students are not able to obtain visas and positions open up. To be sure of a space, send in your application and a $500 deposit as soon as you have decided. It is best to call to let us know that your application is coming
The answer is yes… But, we want everyone to be adventurous, try new things and make new friends. So friends should have an agreement in advance to make the most of this experience, not be exclusive, and expand their circle of friends.
We have been working intercultural events since 2005.
Youth Camp Turkey Leadership Summer School will be held in Izmir / Turkey. There will be shuttle service from Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport to Camp Location which is 5 stars hotel. Students will be welcomed in Izmir and transported in Izmir for free of charge. The meeting point will Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport.
Youth Camp Turkey provides a peaceful and safe natural setting in 5 Stars Hotel and Village. Streams, a pond, flowers, and organic vegetable gardens foster new relationships with nature and sea.
Bathrooms and showers are located inside rooms. Program facilities include art studios, pottery and ceramics shop, air-conditioned workshop areas, a store, dining hall, outdoor stage, big top tent, health house, basketball court, soccer field, volleyball court, table tennis, swimming pool, sites for rock climbing instruction, and fire circles. An outdoor stage provides a nice setting for evening programs and games. Temperatures can range from 22 degrees Celsius at night to 43 degrees Celsius during the day.
The hotel room serves as a home away from home for 2 to 3 young people. Rooms are carefully mixed and girls and boys rooms are completely separate. In your room, there may be as many as three different cultures. The room is a place to relax. There is laughter, storytelling, and also much needed sleep. You will always remember your room group…
There is a wide range of faiths practiced here. Bahai, Buddhist, Catholic, Christian, Hindu, Jain, Jewish, Muslim, Mormon, Native American, Quaker, Shinto and other faiths are regularly represented. People are encouraged to do the spiritual or religious practices that are part of their regular routine. There is a special room set aside for prayers, meditation, and reflection. On Friday afternoons, Jumaa prayer is offered for Muslims. On Sundays, church trips for those who regularly attend services are arranged.
Youth Camp Turkey food menu is an international cuisine that provides yet another venue for cultural exploration in 5 Stars Hotel. At Youth Camp Turkey Leadership Summer School, the meals are served “open buffet” in our dining hall. International dishes are prepared with natural foods and whole grains, with special attention given to the cultural tastes on campus. Management can accommodate special diets. Through the dining experience participants:
- explore variety and new foods from around the world
- become flexible and open to new experiences
- learn about better nutrition and balanced diets
- discover what eating low on the food chain entails
Yes, students should be prepared to incur some other expenses such as travel to and from our program site. In the spring, we send a list of recommended clothing. It is the responsibility of each student to make sure that the he/she comes properly equipped.