Great Lakes Regional World Camp '98

YMCA Camp Potawotami
August 16th - 22nd, 1998

Serving YMCA's in the states of:
MO, IL, IN, MI, OH, WV, w.PA, w.NY

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Announcements - updated September 8, 1998

We had a GREAT WEEK!! A complete wrap-up is being compiled on-line, including testimonials from participants, and the rest of this site will remain on-line for future reference. Thanks to all who helped for your terrific efforts!

WELCOME!! The YMCA is proud to be organizing another series of World Camps, to be held in 1998 in nine (9) regions of the United States. World Camp was begun in 1985 as part of the YMCA's celebration of 100 years of organized camping. World Camps have since been held in 1988, 1991, and 1994. You are invited to browse and learn more about the upcoming World Camp for the Great Lakes - Mid-America Region, including additional details on what is being planned, who can participate, how your local Y can get involved, and where you can get more information.

A Message to YMCAs:
Join A Wonderful Celebration of U.S. & International YMCAs

During the summer of 1998, young adults from the United States and overseas will come together to create lasting bonds of friendship and understanding through the YMCA. The experience, WORLD CAMP '98, will create an energy among our young adult leaders that will impact the YMCA movement for years to come. Make sure your YMCA is part of this powerful moment in history.

This program will be for 18-25 year olds, half from the United States and half from countries around the world. Overseas campers will stay first with host families from your YMCA for a week of working and learning the programs of your local YMCA. Then your international guest and your U.S. young adult travel to the Great Lakes Regional World Camp location at YMCA Camp Potawotami near Fort Wayne, IN. At World Camp, your campers will join with 120 young adults from around the world and from the states in our Great Lakes region.

The World Camp program will consist of the following components:

WHY GET INVOLVED? Make a decision to participate! This will involve sponsoring an overseas participant and a US participant from your local YMCA. We will have international campers for you to sponsor if you don't have overseas partnerships. Funding, including transportation, is usually shared by the camper, the overseas YMCA and your local YMCA.

Look for the national World Camp poster/brochure and get your staff and volunteers involved!!

==> To reserve places for your campers, please contact Great Lakes Regional Chair Dave Steele for a response form, or check back soon for our On-Line Participation Form. More information will be sent to you after your form is received.

You can contact Dave Steele, Great Lakes Regional Chair by:


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