Every year, over 100 youth camps are organized worldwide by the Lions Club International. For many year now, Swiss Lions Clubs have actively participated in this programme in organizing camps and hosting youths in Switzerland.
The objectives of the programme are:
To bring young people of different countries into meaningful contact with each other
To permit the sharing of ideals and cultural viewpoints
To promote international understanding and goodwill, and to work toward the goals of world peace and human understanding
To develop leadership potential in outstanding youth
To encourage respect in young people for the thinking of others
The first international camp was organized, supervised and financed by the Lions of Sweden in 1974. Since that first camp, Lions clubs all over the world have continued to invite young people to their countries to attend Lions youth camps as a means of fostering international understanding.
A few picture of the last camp organized in 2006 by District 102W in Matzenried and Gstaad:
||Family day in Gstaad
|Good-bye party at Lauenen Lake
|| 2007 camp participants
Philippe Mouchet mouchet@bluewin is the YEC for District 102W (Western part of Switzerland)
He collects and forwards the Swiss applications for youth exchange programme to the responsible YEC for Multiple district Lucie Echenard (EMail:o2jfljqewgDgoyjzms1gm)
Philippe Mouchet also looks for and finds host families. He coordinates the hosting of the exchange programme participants between the Multi-District 102 , the Clubs of District 102W and the host families.
In turn, all the clubs of District 102W have to find a host family among their members. Each club is solicitated once every three years.
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