Youngsters iinvited to experience life abroad with Lions
AN exciting opportunity is now available for anyone living in/near Ringwood or Fordingbridge, aged between 17-20, to travel safely and experience life in a different country. This opportunity has been made available through The Lions International Youth Camp & Exchange Programme.
Ringwood & Fordingbridge Lions Club is now accepting applications for 2014. A fact sheet and application form can be downloaded from their website www.ringwoodandfordingbridgelions.org.uk. The closing date for the receipt of all completed applications is 30 September. If you would like to find out more information please call 0845 8335819 for further details.
Stephen Sherring, President for Ringwood & Fordingbridge Lions Club, said: “This is a truly amazing scheme that provides our local young people with a unique opportunity to mix with others from around the world their own age and experience what it is like to live in a different country. It helps create friendships for life and can help develop a greater maturity and perspective for those that get involved.”
Exchange visits can last anywhere between three-six weeks depending on the country or camp chosen. All accommodation, food, scheduled internal travel and visits in the host country will be met by The Lions Organisation. Applicants will be expected to fund their own international travel, travel insurance, visas, camp fees (not all camps charge a fee) and spending money.
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The International Youth Camp for the UK in 2013 was based in Osmington Mills, Dorset, where 41 youths representing 28 different countries were brought together for 10 days of sporting activities on our beautiful south coast at the expense and under the direction of Lions Clubs in the UK.