International Study and Friendship Camp

Friendship for Life

Every summer, the Austrian Youth Red Cross organizes an International Study and Friendship Camp, in which young people between the ages of 16 and 23 from all over the world participate.

In the two weeks that the young people spend in Langenlois / Lower Austria, there is a lively exchange of thoughts and culture.

International understanding happens automatically when the participants from all over the world deal with the program items of the annually changing camptics theme.

The intensive cultural exchange happens through different media operated. Themes that move young people are treated in terms of the principles of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The discussion of the topics takes place in information groups led by competent speakers and in creative activities and workshops. The communication is an important point. Therefore, the camp language is English, otherwise no exchange would be possible.

Fixed points in the program are excursions to Vienna, Mauthausen and also to Melk. These offer participants the opportunity to grapple with the culture and history of our country.

In order to get in contact with the population and to make a visible sign of our efforts, a peace torchlight parade, organized by the camp, takes place every year.

So that the results of the camp can be presented, there is a large, public closing event - the "FESTIVAL OF NATIONS". Here not only every nation is presented, but we also present our work. To round off the understanding of the people, there is then a cozy get-together with international food and drinks.
Many thanks to all supporters and to the Gardening School Langenlois, who provide us during our decades-long partnership the entire boarding school including sports hall and grounds, gardens, swimming pond, beach volleyball clay court and much more as venues of the friendship camp!

International AYRC Friendship Camp 2022


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International AYRC Friendship Camp 2023
Date: 10 - 24  July 2023
Place: Langenlois/Lower Austria
Information: Phone: +43 (0)1 58 900 - 378, E-Mail: guenter.stummer(at)roteskreuz.at


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