Global Youth Village | Summer Programs

Global Youth Village


GYV emphasizes international understanding and comprises campers from many ethnic, racial and national backgrounds. Students participate in a dialogue that addresses such issues as prejudice reduction, conflict resolution, nonviolence, and leadership and communication. In addition, the program includes workshops pertaining to global issues, the environment and community service, and cross-cultural arts study. During each session, campers embark on a practical application field trip, and afternoon enrichment activities and sports round out the program.

General Info

Name Global Youth Village
Location Bedford, VA
Year-round Contacts 540-871-0882
Program Focuses & Features Baseball, Basketball, Community Service, Crafts, Debate, Environmental Science, Fine Arts, Global Studies, Government, Hiking, Music, Peace/Cross-cultural Studies, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Swimming, Theater, Volleyball
Age Range Residential — Coed Ages 14-18
Application Deadline May
Director Mary Helmig, Director
Residential Fee $1200-2600 (+$75), 1½-3 weeks.
Year Established 1979
Sponsor Legacy International
Dates & Sessions July-Aug; 3 sessions, 1½-3 weeks long


Mary Helmig, Director