Sponsor Lions clubs work with their Lions Youth Camp and Exchange chairperson to ensure program success. The responsibilities of the sponsor Lions club are to:
Travel arrangements for participants are usually made between the Lions youth camp and exchange chairpersons in the sponsor and host countries. Details are passed to sponsor/host Lions clubs and participants.
Financial arrangements for transportation costs (including actual fares, insurance, airport fees, customs duties, and layover or overnight fees) are the responsibility of the sponsor Lions club. Some camps require a camp fee. Costs may be paid by the sponsor Lions club, by the participant, the participant's family, or a combination of these sources. If you will need to raise funds, ask your sponsor Lions club for an acceptance letter and other materials that will help you explain the program to donors.
Arrangements for food and lodging are covered by the host Lions club, during and exchange.
Participants are responsible for personal expenses (approximately US$75 per week) such as phone calls home, souvenirs, etc.