International Camper Exchange Programs (ICEP)
The International Camper Exchange Program (ICEP)
YMCA Camp Abbensen, Germany: Since 1951, we have been fortunate to have a camper exchange program with the Hanover YMCA of Germany and Camp Abbensen. On alternating years, 12-14 teens from Germany attend Camp Conrad Weiser and 12-14 teens fly to Germany to attend Camp Abbensen's Internation Camp. This 4-week program is well-established and boasts 2 weeks of camp, 1 week of home-stay, and 1 week of travel. While German language skills are encouraged, being fluent in the language is not necessary. Campers from Germany, Spain, Russia and Camp Conrad Weiser participate in this program. The Camp Abbesen's International Camp is conducted in English.
ICEP trips are chaperoned by 1 or 2 South Mountain YMCA staff and are designed for teens 13-15 years of age. Potential campers must apply and be interviewed before registering for the trip. Our 2012 application process is well underway.
ICEP Germany will take place again during Summer 2014!
The YMCA of Spain: June 27 - July 19, 2013
We are now accepting applicaitons for ICEP Spain 2013! This amazing three week experience will begin with two weeks in the YMCA of Spain's summer camp in Priego and will end with one full week touring the castles and countryside near Madrid, Spain. The cost for this program is $3400. Please contact Sue Williams, our Summer Camps Director to learn more or to receive an application.
Traveling to the United States to attend Camp Conrad Weiser
This English-immersion experience on attending YMCA Camp Conrad Weiser is second to none in the U.S. In addition to its excellent programs and facilities, the South Mountain YMCA Camps are centrally located on the east coast of the United States allowing for ready access to New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington D.C. For participants attending camp as part of a program led by our overseas partners, excursions to these exciting locations have already been arranged. For campers attending our programs independently, such trips can be arranged if desired.
Contact Sue Williams, our Summer Camps Director, at 610-670-2267 or by using the Contact button found in the top, right corner of this page.
We'll see you at Camp!