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Youth Camp and Exchange Program


Life Lessons Across Cultures and Around the World

Each year, the Lions International Youth Camp and Exchange Program introduces young people to life in other cultures by helping them travel abroad. Each Youth Camp and Exchange includes an extended stay hosted by one of our many international clubs.

As a participant in the Youth Camp and Exchange Program, you will:

  • Live with a family in another country
  • Meet people your age from around the world
  • Learn about the bonds we all share – and the differences we respect in each other no matter where we live

International Youth Exchange and Youth Camp Programs

An Exchange program can be arranged in hundreds of countries and geographic locations where there are Lions clubs. Most exchanges last between four and six weeks during which the participants (ages 15-21) stay with one or more host families in another country.

Camps are one or two weeks long and bring together young people (ages 16-22) from around the world. Camps usually include a family stay that lasts between one and four weeks. More than 100 Lions camps are held each year in about 39 countries. Activities include visits to places of cultural or natural interest, sporting events and country presentations by the camp participants.

Where to Start

View our Youth Camp and Exchange Directory to see camp listings and contact information, or find out how to apply today.

Member Resources

To access member resources, please visit the Youth Camp and Exchange Program section of our Member Center.


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