Learning and Fun at 2014 Summer Camp

This year’s Intercultural Summer Camp took place at the YMCA Greenhills venue in Newcastle, Co Down.  41 young people and 14 adult volunteers were involved.  The camp was the culmination of a programme of work we carried out over the summer with youth services.  It was funded by Irish Aid, Ireland Funds, Donegal Sports Partnership and Newtownabbey Borough Council.The programme started on Monday 18th and finished on Friday 22nd August involved participants from Dublin, Belfast, Donegal, Mayo, Galway, Westmeath, Meath, Offaly and Roscommon.  4 nationalities were represented among the volunteers- British, Irish, Canadian and Ukrainian- and 12 represented among the young people- British, Irish, Nigerian, South African, Ugandan, Egyptian, Malaysian, Indian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Russian and Ukrainian.The camp involved interactive learning activities to promote awareness of the issue of racism, how it happens and how it impacts. We also worked to support learning about different cultures and countries to promote a common understanding of issues around the world.Participants had the opportunity learn new languages and engage in new activities they might never have tried before including bouldering, lazertag and zipline as well as a lot of fun team building communications activities and sports.Below are pictures of some of our participants at the camp. All in all, as well as good learning, the camp is a great way to end the Summer.camp participantszipline 1cabra4youthloreto crumlinNewtownabbeyTullycarnet, East Belfastdonegalelsewherest michaels youth servicenavan pic 

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