|THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE
English is our common language. It is spoken
by the host families and at
camp. You should be able to speak English conversationally.
This program calls for an OPEN MIND. Make an effort to COMMUNICATE
openly with all the people you meet. This means
much more than just by responding, "yes", "no", or, "I don't know". YOU
must be willing to participate. YOU are expected to be
You are NOT IN A
TOURISM PROGRAM! You will get to see many fine places. Be happy to see
what is offered and do not make unrealistic requests.
Culture shock may
occur. DO NOT JUDGE by first appearance. Wait a few days before
reacting and then contact your MD-27 Youth Exchange Chairperson to
request a move. DO NOT CALL YOUR PARENTS! We are here to help you
have an enjoyable experience while your parents are thousands of
You will be provided with
phone numbers to contact the Wisconsin Youth Exchange Chair in your
district. They will be your first contact to help resolve issues.
One way to
prevent conflicts is to prevent them in the first place. You
short letter to the host family and will be given contact information to
get in touch with them. Use this communication to further expand
your knowledge of each other and determine if you are compatible
BEFORE your arrival.
Lions YCE program follows a 4 D
No Drinking of alcohol
No Driving of motorized
No use of Illegal Drugs (US
No Dating is permitted.
of any of the 4 D's is cause for
immediate dismissal and return home at your expense.
Wisconsin is illegal for those under the age of 18. Smoking
MUST be discussed with your host family prior to arriving and at
camp is only allowed in the
Be prepared to
PRESENT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR COUNTRY to your host family and to the other
camp. WE DO NOT HAVE INTERNET at camp. LAPTOPS and a PROJECTOR
will be provided at camp to assist in making a presentation.
Some of our best presentations do not use Prezi or PowerPoint.
Tourism videos are not preferred. Campers want to hear from YOU about your country.
A short skit about a custom from your country, a dance, singing a
song, wearing ethnic clothing, sing your national anthem, small
gifts to hand out or any combination of these are good things to do.
Think of it as a 10 minute time to have fun telling us about your
Watch this video
to see some examples of what has been done already.
money of about $100US per week. There is no fee for the
camp or for the host family. VISA Debit cards are the best
options. CHIP cards are not widely accepted in the USA as of
2015.Travelers checks are NOT recommended!
|WHILE WITH YOUR HOST FAMILY:
EAT WHAT YOU ARE
OFFERED unless prohibited by your religion or for health reasons.
Dietary concerns should be agreed upon before your arrival.
Wisconsin offers many ethnic varieties of food.
Before use of
PHONE, WiFi, OR E-MAIL ask for permission and offer to pay for calls by
calling card or "collect". Do not abuse this privilege.
Offer to help in
the kitchen, garden, etc. Keep your sleeping quarters clean and neat.
stay with the host family assigned to them and obey their rules.
| Have fun! Have fun!
|WHILE AT CAMP:
|Join the CAMP NO LATER THAN 4 pm of the first day.
no time is it permissible for boys to enter girl’s cabins or vice
campers are required to complete the whole program. No leaving the camp
or group without permission.
You are going to
meet new friends from other countries. MIX WITH ALL OF THEM; do not form
a group with the other participants of your country or language.
Have fun! Have fun! Have fun!
By accepting our
invitation, you are
responsible to do your best to follow these guidelines.
cooperation will contribute to the success of our program.
THANK YOU! WE
ARE HAPPY TO WELCOME YOU!
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the link below to confirm you have read and will observe the rules
of the program.
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