Africa Youth Camp 2020 (AYC2020) – Partially Funded

About The Camp

Join us in Accra, Ghana this year for the unique and amazing international experience with this leadership training program. The Global Youth Network (GYN) is accepting applications to participate in its African Youth Camp for emerging leaders.


The African Youth Camp is an experiential learning program designed for young people from different corners of Africa. It highlights cross-cultural exchange, self-exploration, leadership development, global friendship, collaboration, and youth empowerment. 

The Camp will bring together more than 200 youth leaders and youth workers from a wide range of ethnic, religious and cultural background from Africa.

The focus of the camp will be the development of competences of youth workers and exchange of practices of youth NGOs, social change agents, emerging leaders and young entrepreneurs

The 5 day residential program presents an opportunity for holistic self-development, and leadership training through lectures, seminars, workshops, dialogues, and team-building activities related to the Sustainable development goals (SDGs), entrepreneurship, personal development and leadership.

Guided by our dynamic team of staff, speakers and facilitators, campers will take part in an intensive formation process as well as fun and lively outdoor excursions throughout the week.

Theme: Creating community, inspiring today’s leaders for Africa’s sustainable development.

Date: Thursday, 4th – Monday 8th June, 2020
Venue: Accra, Ghana

Program Highlights

  • Training Programs and educational seminars
  • Excursion to tourist sites
  • Working Groups
  • Presentations
  • Panel Discussions
  • Extra-curricular activities offered include (but not limited to) indoor & outdoor games, yoga, team bonding sessions, cultural display plus travel and tour.


  • Should be aged between 18 and 35 years
  • Citizen of an African Country
  • Ability to fund your international travel cost and camp fees
  • Demonstrate experience and strong capacity in community service and youth development.
  • Interested in leadership and entrepreneurship for Africa’s sustainable development.

Why Should You Participate?

International exposure and an opportunity to network and interact with global leaders and likeminded young activists.

  • An opportunity to become a member of the Global Youth Network
  • Expand your horizon and develop your leadership and social skills through group activities.
  • Get the chance to engage with other young people from various backgrounds.
  • Expert sessions on relevant topics
  • Funded fun trips to tourist sites in Ghana.
  • Camp materials and Certificate of Participation.

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Camp Fees

  • Regular: $250 covers registration, shared accommodation (2 per room), ground transportation, fun trips, conference materials and meals for the duration of the camp.
  • Premium: $350 covers registration, accommodation (single), ground transportation, fun trips, conference materials and meals for the duration of the camp.
  • Resident Ghanaians: GH ₵1,000 covers registration, shared accommodation, ground transportation, fun trips, conference materials and meals for the duration of the camp.
  • Non-Resident Ghanaians: GH ₵500 covers registration, ground transportation, fun trips, conference materials and meals for the duration of the camp.

Meals include breakfast, lunch, supper and snacks.

NB: Campers are responsible for their own travels and visa fees.

Application Process

Campers who wish to extend their stay before or after the camp dates, or who wish for other services not covered by the camp fee are expected to shoulder their own expenses. 

GYN does not offer scholarships or financial assistance for the African Youth Camp; however, we may provide cover letters to help you request for funding from contacts and institutions.

Application Deadline: 30th March, 2020

Camper Application Process

All potential campers must complete an online application below: