The rising Meetings, Investment, Conventions, and Events (MICE) destination in the south is holding yet another international event this 2018!
The City of Palms was chosen as the venue for the 2018 World Youth Camp this coming April 16-19,2018 at the Energy Park, Brgy. Apokon, Tagum City. It can be recalled that E-park housed more than 30,000 delegates of the 6th ASEAN Scout Jamboree which makes it an ideal space for WYC with an estimated number of participants of 8,000-10,000 youth delegates.
The activity is in partnership with the International Youth Fellowship (IYF) youth organization based in South Korea. The activity is filled with fun and creative activities which will focus on cultivating the heart, enhancing thinking ability, and proper communication. It is open to all ages 17-30 years old.
Expected participating countries are South Korea, Thailand, Cambodia, Japan, China, South Africa, parts of Europe, and America.
According to Mr. Yun Kyung Sik, the Program Director of WYC, there are 4 core modules of the youth camp – organizing (where scavenger hunt falls and playing Korean games); learning Korean tradition and culture through for example wearing their traditional costume; focusing on mind recreation; and taking classes for academe like learning Korean language; and many more .
Mayor Allan L. Rellon pointed out during the press conference that there are 3 things which make this event significant.
“Iba na talaga ang mga kabataan ngayon sa noon… Critical thinking – it is an opportunity for young people, to experience, share what they have, learn, and develop…being as young as they are, critical thinking talaga ‘yung mga kabataan.
Insatiable outlook in life at iba-iba talaga ang kanilang orientation sa life. So hopefully with this, they can also experience and connect with other people from other parts of the country and the world.
Another one is yung creativity… We know that our Korean counterparts are really world class in terms of singing, dancing, and role playing – we’re also like that in our country so merging of that can create internationally standard and acceptable, and other people can appreciating themselves”. Lastly, he is hoping that after the camp, youth delegates will return to their community as more productive members of the society.
The deadline of submission for Tagum City youth is on February 23 while for outside Tagum, it’s on March 8. Php 1,500.00 is the registration fee for Filipinos while $120 for international youth delegates. The deadline of the payment is on March 8 for Tagum City youth and March 12 for outside Tagum City inclusive of meals, ID, and t-shirt.
Campers are expected to bring ballpen, water bottle, clothes, beddings, umbrella, toiletries, tent and sleeping bag, and happy smiles with open hearts. For inquiries, the World Youth Camp Coordinating Center at the 2nd floor of the New City Hall is always open. WYC has social networking site accounts at twitter and facebook @2018 world youth camp while it’s @2018 world youth camp1 for instagram. Participants can email the organizers at email@example.com for more information. Ziyarah Manalo/CIO Tagum