Lions youth camp tour to make TROY stop

Posted: Monday, 20 July 2009

TROY—The Lions International Youth Camp will be making a stop at Troy University July 27-28.

Founded by Mr. William C. Chandler more than 40 years ago, The Montgomery Lions International Youth Camp provides an opportunity for young men from around the world to learn more about the world in which they live.

While at Troy, the delegates will receive leadership training from the Institute for Leadership Development.

“Hosting the Lions International Youth Camp exhibits Troy University’s continued commitment to training tomorrow’s leaders from around the world,” said Drew Tatum, who is assisting Dr. John Kline, Director of the Institute for Leadership Development, with planning and training of this conference at Troy.

For five weeks, the delegates travel more than 8,000 miles by bus and van visiting many points of interest in the southeastern United States. The camp is directed by a professional youth worker and the assistant staff is comprised of former delegates from different countries.

Delegates participate in seminars on topics such as international affairs, leadership, teamwork, and communications. They further develop their leadership and communication skills by participating in soccer, American football and water sports. Delegates tour historic places, military institutions, museum, beaches, manufacturing facilities and amusement parks.

The camp attempts to maintain a good balance between educational opportunities and recreational activities while encouraging leadership and friendship building.