Youth Camps and Exchange
Youth Camps and Exchange (YCE) has programs all around the world and is designed for young people between the ages of 15 and 22 to create and foster a spirit of understanding among peoples of the world.
By providing an avenue for global fellowship, the YCE program aims to help youth initiate, grow and maintain international relationships promoting cultural education and international peace.
What is YCE?
The YCE program is comprised of two major parts: international exchanges and international camps. Exchanges typically last for 4-6 weeks with the help of host families (Lions or non-Lions), sponsor clubs and host clubs. Camps last for 1-2 weeks and are operated voluntarily by the hosting Lions club. Sound interesting? Check out the available programs in the International Directory below!
Did you know the YCE program has been a part of Lions International for 60 years?
Find your ideal YCE program
You can use the YCE International Directory to find a YCE program that’s right for you. Once you've found the right program, reach out to your local Lions club — you will need a sponsor club to begin the exchange process. For more information on starting the exchange process, visit the Prospective Exchange Youth webpage listed in the resource section below.
Use the resources below to learn more about the YCE program and find answers to any questions you might have.
- YCE Policy
- Prospective Exchange Youth webpage
- Host Lions Clubs webpage
- Sponsor Lions webpage
- YCE Chairpersons of Exchange Youth webpage
- Top Ten YCE Chairpersons Award webpage
- Contact Lions International with questions