Since 1979, Global Youth Village, a residential leadership summer camp in Virginia's Blue Ridge foothills, creates a dynamic environment that emphasizes experiential learning and challenges young people to turn cross-cultural theory into practical action. This year 75+ youths (ages 14-18) and staff from around the world will participate. 2017 highlights include teens from Egypt.
Workshops address issues concerning young people today, such as regional conflicts, distribution of world resources, prejudice, environmental concerns and other social pressures. Cultural programming and cooperative living help participants learn to respect differences and discover similarities that transcend cultural, religious, and political barriers.