8TH WFDYS YOUTH CAMP
The WFDYS Camp
The main aim of the World Federation of the Deaf Youth Section (WFDYS) is to advocate the human rights of Deaf youth in the world. Our aims are in accordance with those of the WFD.
Our responsibilities involve WFDYS Children Camps for age 9 to 12, WFDYS Junior Youth Camps for age 13 to 17 and WFDYS Youth Camps for age 18 to 30. All of these camps are hosted every four years. The objectives of the camps are to provide leadership training for Deaf youth, support for youth organizations and advocacy, networking, and cultural exchange. It is all about leadership, educating on human rights to strive for equality, and the celebration of our linguistic and cultural identity.
History of the WFDYS Camp
|1st||1995||Zell AmSee, Austria|
|5th||2011||Durban, South Africa|
|8th||2023||Jeju, South Korea|
WFDYS Camp Organizing Committee would like to be the best guide for the 8th World Federation of Deaf Youth Camps. As it is the first camp in Asia, it will be hosted with WFDYS in Jeju island, South Korea from July 2 to 8, 2023. Through the camp, many participants can gain many experiences and valuable opportunities.
“Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow” is the theme of the 8th WFDYS Camp in July 2023.
This theme will emphasize the importance of change for the better world for young Deaf. Through this theme, participants can closely discuss the past, present, and future, so that they can recognize what is needed in the Deaf community in the future.
By developing the Deaf community from the past to the present through the life of Deaf people, they can see a world where young Deaf from each country become one and rely on each other in the future. In other words, if they live in the present and start learning the past, they will be open-minded by taking a positive attitude. Also, by realizing the importance of Deaf history, they realize what it takes to move toward a better future than now.
Changes for a better world of Deaf
1. Developing a strong understand of culture, diversity, environment and Identity
through exchanges with Deaf youths around the world
2. Growth of Deaf youths leadership, independent, and positive mind up
3. Recognizing respect and communicate by Deaf youths
4. A discussion that moves in a good direction for the future by comparing the past and the present and understanding what has changed
Outline of the WFDYS Camp
Event : 8th World Federation of the Deaf Youth Section’s Camp Organizing Committee
Theme : “Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow”
Date : July 2nd Sunday – July 8th Saturday, 2023
Venue : Jeju Booyoung Youth Center (Seogwipo, Jeju)
Turnout : 200 Participants
170 camp participants (the youth deaf leader and participants 3~4 people)
30 camp staffs (COC, WFDYS, and volunteers, etc)
Host : Korea Association of the Deaf
Organizer : WFDYS COC
Support : Ministry of Health and Welfare (TBD)
Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism (TBD)
Jeju Special Self-Governing Province (TBD)
The WFDYS COC Logo
The logo represents flower, circle, leave, ocean
in the sense of Diversity, Equality, Ally, and Freedom.
Hallasan mountain in the middle of the island is intended to give you an opportunity to experience beautiful and proud Korean culture on Jeju Island,
a world-renowned attraction certified by UNESCO.
Finally, you can get a glimpse of a person who symbolizes Jeju,
which is called “Dolharubang.”
It means a grandfather made of stone,
and it is believed that Jeju protects well-being and order.
|DateTime||July 2(Sunday)||July 3(Monday)||July 4(Tuesday)||July 5(Wednesday)||July 6(Thursday)||July 7(Friday)||July 8(Saturday)|
|9:00||WFDYSLecture||“Yesterday” Lecture||Jeju Guide||Team Building||“Tomorrow”Lecture||Departure|
|12:00||Lunch||Arrival(Jeju Airport or WFD ICC)|
|20:00||“IS”Language||CultureNight||GroupActivity||Free &Break Time||BondingSession||ClosingCeremony|
|23:00||Free & Sleep|
**The WFDYS COC reserves the rights to change the program at any time, without any notice.