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Our Mission


The International Counselor Exchange Program places several hundred young people from around the world, ages 18-30, to serve as counselors in children's summer camps in the USA. Our goal is to create opportunities that will facilitate a healthy interaction between international counselors, American children, and American camp staff, with the ultimate aim of nurturing friendships and a better understanding between peoples from different cultures.

We believe that the informal context of camping is the best forum for bringing young people together from around the world to learn and grow. If people have the chances to share their culture and interact with others from different backgrounds, they can build international peace through the friendships they nurture and the diversity they celebrate. Children need an environment that teaches them to live peacefully with people from different backgrounds while building their own character, skill, and leadership development, and we believe that international counselors and the camps where they participate create that opportunity.

 


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