LIONS INTERNATIONAL CAMP OBJECTIVES

Promote Lions Ideals

Officially adopted by The International Association of Lions Clubs in 1974, the Lions International Youth Camp Program fulfills the First Object of the Lions.


        To create and foster a spirit of understanding among the peoples  of the world.  

   

The objectives of the program are:  


  • To bring young people of different countries into meaningful contact with each other
  • To permit the sharing of ideals and cultural viewpoints
  • To promote international understanding and goodwill,  and to work toward the goals of world peace and human understanding
  • To develop leadership potential in outstanding youth
  • To encourage respect in young people for the thinking of others

   

Arizona Lions Youth Exchange Camp Dates (2019)

APPLICATION TIMEFRAME: November 1, 2019 through March 15, 2019


CAMP FEES:  $450 USD, which includes Bank of America,  TRANSFER FEES


Total Camp Dates: July 11, 2019 through August 12, 2019


July 11, 2019: Campers Arrive at Tucson, Arizona International Airport

(DO NOT BOOK FLIGHTS ON DIFFERENT DAY WITHOUT SPECIFIC YECs PERMISSION)


Southern Arizona Van Tour: July 13, 2019 throuigh July 19, 2019


Family Hosting Period: July 20, 2019 through August 2, 2019


Northern Arizona Van Tour: August 3, 2019 through August 10, 2019


Flights Home from Tucson International Airport: August 12, 2019

 (DO NOT BOOK FLIGHTS ON DIFFERENT DAY WITHOUT SPECIFIC YECs PERMISSION) 

ARIZONA CAMP GUIDELINES

GUIDELINES

THESE GUIDELINES ARE DESIGNED TO INSURE OUR CAMPERS SAFETY

1. The camp language is English, so speak English with all participants and staff. Please do not use "inappropriate" language that may be common in some American movies. 

2. Demonstrate a positive helpful attitude toward each other showing respect for different ethnic, religious, cultural, political and social attitudes. 

3. Follow instructions and requests given by camp staff. 

4. Participate in all activities in the camp programs, unless there is a physical limitation which should be addressed with camp staff. 

5. This is strictly a non-smoking camp as Arizona State Law does not allow minors to buy or use tobacco products. 

6. For your safety, you are not allowed to ask for or accept any transportation from unauthorized persons or to drive any type of motor vehicle. 

7. Drugs and alcohol are absolutely forbidden. This is a non-negotiable violation and is subject to being sent home immediately. Note that Arizona laws for possession and consumption of alcohol is set at the age of 21. Being arrested as a minor in Arizona presents extreme legal complications and expense for you and/or your parents. 

8. Pairing off with a single camp participant distracts from sharing and becoming friends with  all the members of the camp. No sexual relations are permitted or "prolonged" displays of affection. 

9. Please limit your phone contacts, texting and social media contacts with friends at home. Remember, you are here to get to know many cultures and become friends. It's suggested you tell friends back home that you are away for a month, so there will be limited contact for that period of time. 

10. Time schedules for the North and South van travel are very strict as staff must have you in locations at very specific times for Lions sponsored activities. BE PUNCTUAL!   

11. Expect each host family to be culturally different and don't expect that your experience with a host family will be the same as others. The family activities are also different, especially where host parents choose to take you. Do your best to participate and remember these families are volunteering their homes and taking on many expenses to show you a good time. Focus on members of the host family and abide by their requests. 

12. Campers may not leave the Host Family and/or hotel property without explicit permission of the Host Family parents or Camp Staff. If you are given permission to leave the hotel property, you must have at least one other camper or Camp Staff with you. Please remember that van travel days can be very long, so you need a full night's sleep of at least eight hours. 

13. If you have issues with staff or host families, please contact the Arizona YEC (Lion Tony at 520-850-6725) or host family chairperson (Lion Bernie at 520-909-8506). We are here to help you have a good cultural exchange experience, but you need to do your part to meet us half- way.    

14.  Your safety is our prime concern so please do not hesitate to contact the YEC, Lion Tony anytime before, during, or after the trip to inform us of anything that makes you uncomfortable or questions your ongoing safety while traveling with camp staff in the van or during your hosting period.

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4. C. Kirby Smithe Arizona Lions Camp Guidelines 2017 (1) (docx)

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Arizona Lions International Youth Exchange

5104 N. Louis River Way, 5104 N Louis River Way, Tucson, AZ 85718, US

(520) 850-6725

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