World Youth Camp highlights Tagum’s commitment to youth development

TAGUM CITY— After the successful hosting of the 6th ASEAN Scout Jamboree last year, Tagum City takes its part once again in setting a solid function for leadership and upholding global education among youth.

Participated by different contingents, this year’s World Youth Camp does not only hone the skills and talents of the youth but also plays a great role in nation-building that comes at an opportune time as the nation prepares for the resurgence of Sangguniang Kabataan

The 2018 World Youth Camp, jointly organized by the City Government of Tagum and the International Youth Fellowship, is a venue for youth in developing proper mindset through lectures and in engaging in social volunteer activities that keep them away from drug-related activities.

With its mission and vision to promote youth development, the camp also creates a great impact in breaking the language barrier and enhance professionalism and self-confidence among the youth.

One of the highlights is the presence of the IYF Founder Ock Soo Park wherein he mentioned that Filipino people have a special spot in his heart that makes this year’s camp memorable.

The World Youth Camp’s activities hyped the participants’ performances in each activity that includes Mind Games, Character Formation Lectures, Values Education, Team Building Activities, Water Olympics, Sports Activities, Cultural Game, and Team Competition.

The main action of camp is concentrated at the sprawling site of Energy Park, a favorite camping venue of different youth organizations as of late.

1,960 participants from the different parts of the Philippines and the world participated in the said camp.

At night, campers witnessed cultural exchange and mind recreation activities at the City Hall Atrium wherein participants were able to share their culture with other contingents. Justynne Keigh Dano/CIO Tagum


IYF founder Rev. Ock Soo Park welcomed the delegates to the 2018 World Youth Camp last April 17, 2018 at the city hall of Tagum. He shared on an exclusive interview that he regards this WYC in the Philippines as special and he’s happy to see the faces of the Filipino youth. He is also excited to strengthen the hearts of the millennial youth. Leo Timogan/CIO Tagum

Participants were treated to world-class performances during the nightly activities at the city hall of Tagum. These shows served as a relaxing entertainment for the campers who were bone-tired from morning activities. Leo Timogan/CIO Tagum

Campers were taught how to make various art pieces in relation to different cultures around the world. Leo Timogan/CIO Tagum


Basic life-saving skills are also part of the World Youth Camp. The youth are encouraged to be one of the frontliners during disasters. Leo Timogan/CIO Tagum


Campers engaged in a tedious team building activities which challenged them to unite and form camaraderie with their teammates from all over the world.Leo Timogan/CIO Tagum


Cultural exchange won’t be complete without the food delicacies. Organizers teach the participants how to make simple Korean, Japanese, and Thai dishes. They learned how to make kimbap, ramyeon, and somtam. Leo Timogan/CIO Tagum


Tagum City Mayor Allan L. Rellon  delivers an inspirational talk to the participants of the 2018 World Youth Camp. Vinz Davo/CIO Tagum