YOUTH CAMP 2016

    Warsaw – Kurnędz - Krakow,
    POLAND 26 - 31 July 2016



    Warsaw – Kurnędz - Krakow,
    POLAND 26 - 31 July 2016

YMCA World Ecumenical Youth Camp 2016
& World Youth Day 2016 with Pope Francis

Warsaw – Kurnędz - Krakow, POLAND
26 - 31 July 2016


Participation in YMCA World Ecumenical Youth Camp 2016 and in final celebrations of the World Youth Day 2016 with Pope Francis in Krakow, Poland is a fantastic opportunity for young people within the YMCA ecumenical movement to meet up and grow together in their Christian faith.

There are two million young Christians from around the world expected during WYD 2016 in Krakow.



Who can participate
in the YMCA
World Ecumenical
Youth Camp

Young people who:

- are aged between 16 and 35,
- engage in the local YMCA of their home country,
- have a desire to serve Jesus and share the Good News,
- have a willingness to integrate in an intern team and live under simple circumstances,
- have an ability to communicate in English.

YMCA World Ecumenical Youth Camp 2016 Preliminary Program

26 July morning

Arriving to Warsaw, the capital of Poland, sightseeing and a welcome event. http://warsawtour.pl/en

26 July evening

Coach transportation from Warsaw to Polish YMCA International Youth Camp “PILICA” in Kurnędz, Łódź Region in central Poland. Our camp is located besides scenic Pilica river (next to the Sulejów Landscape Park) with 80 years’ experience facilitating events for young people.
http://www.pilica.ymca.pl/o_ymca.php ; http://www.hbopilica.ymca.pl/

27 July - 29 July

YMCA World Ecumenical Youth Camp including:
- Presentations of the YMCA mission “Youth Unify” platform “Inspire – Worship – Share” and Paris Basis,
- Presentations of countries and YMCAs,
- Exploring faith in action and to build confidence, sport, games and fun.

World Youth Day 2016
with Pope Francis in Krakow
for Ecumenical Youth Camp participants

30 July 2016

coach transportation from Youth Cap in Kurnędz to Krakow, the Polish ancient capital, the city of the Holy Pope John Paul II and a place of World Youth Day celebrations with Pope Francis.
http://worldyouthday.com/ ; http://www.krakow2016.com/en/

30-31 July 2016

World Youth Day 2016 with Pope Francis in Krakow

Theme of WYD2016:  “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy” (Mt 5:7)

Participants of our ecumenical camp will have opportunity to be involved in various presentations and other forms of friendly meeting hundreds of thousands of young Christians from around there world at the WYD'2016. This event will be unforgettable experience for all participants.


Dear young people,

at the Shrine in Krakow dedicated to the merciful Jesus, where he is depicted in the image venerated by the people of God, Jesus is waiting for you. He has confidence in you and is counting on you! He has so many things to say to each of you... Do not be afraid to look into his eyes, full of infinite love for you. Open yourselves to his merciful gaze, so ready to forgive all your sins. A look from him can change your lives and heal the wounds of your souls. His eyes can quench the thirst that dwells deep in your young hearts, a thirst for love, for peace, for joy and for true happiness. Come to Him and do not be afraid! Come to him and say from the depths of your hearts: “Jesus, I trust in You!”. Let yourselves be touched by his boundless mercy, so that in turn you may become apostles of mercy by your actions, words and prayers in our world, wounded by selfishness, hatred and so much despair.


By following the link http://www.mayfeelings.com/prayforwyd/, people from all around the world can unite in prayer for WYD Krakow 2016.

YMCA World Ecumenical Youth Camp 2016
Practical information

Costs of participation:

€ 300 + payment of own travel to/from Poland, including: accommodation and program, transportation Warsaw-Kurnędz-Krakow and WYD2016 pilgrim package for final celebrations in Krakow (we will register camp participants as YMCA group). Some subsidies may be available through YMCA national federations.


Registration will start shortly.

REGISTRATION FORM : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1dPwVVBaOlZAqTE4w4G1Niqcsf4sr0v_oLg7xB0iRRBs/prefill

International Planning Team and Contact:

Do you have any questions or proposals for our Camp/ WYD 2016 and its spiritual, cultural and artistic programme?
Do you like to join our international planning team? Stay close!

We invite all national and local YMCA’s around the world to promote YMCA World Ecumenical Youth Camp 2016 and to join Polish YMCA in the celebration of the World Youth Day Krakow 2016 with Pope Francis.

If you want to get involved now, email us!
e-mail: unify@ymca.pl

WEYC / WYD Krakow 2016 Planning Team