Youth Exchange

Life Lessons Across Cultures and Around the World

Each year, the Lions International Youth Camp and Exchange Program introduces young

people to life in other cultures by helping them travel abroad. Each Youth Camp and

Exchange includes an extended stay hosted by one of our many international clubs.

 As a participant, you will:


Youth Camp and Exchange Types

An Exchange can be arranged in hundreds of countries and geographic locations where there are Lions clubs.

Most exchanges last between four and six weeks during which the participants (ages 15-21) stay with one or more host families in another country.

Camps are one or two weeks long and bring together young people (ages 16-22) from around the world.

Camps usually include a family stay that lasts between one and four weeks. More than 100 Lions camps are held each year in about 39 countries.

Activities include visits to places of cultural or natural interest, sporting events and country presentations by the camp participants.