Welcome to our international youth camp in the south-eastern part of Norway, "Camp Imagine Peace".
The theme is "Peace, culture and environment".
Camp Imagine Peace started in 2011 after the terror attack at Utøya. The students at the ongoing camp in Norway at that point really wanted to help. They showed compassion, care and love for all of these people, these strangers from another country, and most importantly, they showed us that we are all equal humans no matter where we originate from.
The purpose of our camp is to make friends across the borders, across religions, political views and different upbringings. It’s to help the youth - the future – to understand that we cannot all be branded as a person by the things we might identify ourselves with, but by the heart and soul inside, as an individual.
We visit sightings in Norway/Østfold/Akershus that have helped our country to where we are today, parts of Norway’s everyday life and culture. This means there will be both outdoor activities and guided tours at historic sights.
At the end of the camp the students will perform in “The Final Show” for the host families in which the students are free to show something from their own country, or another talent they have. We encourage student to bring an instrument or check if their instrument might be available at the camp.
Arrival: July 5
Departure: July 24th
Host family: July 5th – July 11th
Camp period: July 11th – July 24th
Location: Host families in Viken and Oslo area, the camp at Follo Folkehøyskole in Vestby.
Eight days of excursions where we reflect on peace from different perspectives. We hope you will go through a personal positive change and understand other cultures better, become more eco–friendly and eager to give your contribution to a better world.
- Age limits: 18 – 22 years
- Camp capacity: 25 – 30
- Sex: male/female mix
- Language: English
- Bring warm and waterproof clothing, as well as ordinary summer clothing and good footwear. You don’t need to be in top physical condition, as long as you enjoy outdoor activities.
- No camp fee
To be a participant at Imagine Peace, you need to send your application to our Youth Exchange Program Chairperson, Incoming Norway, YEPC@lions.no before the March 15th 2022.
If you have any questions regarding the camp, please contact the Camp Director Helle Soos.
Phone: +47 906 44 258