The international Lions Costa Blanca Camp begins with the participation of twenty young people


August 05, 2022
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The fifth youth camp 'Lions Costa Blanca Camp' has already begun, an initiative organized by the Lions Clubs of Benidorm, l'Alfàs del Pi and Teulada-Moraira, in coordination with other clubs in Spain. The City Council of l'Alfàs del Pi collaborates with this international camp, which returns normally after the parenthesis caused by the pandemic.

Twenty young people between the ages of 18 and 22, from 20 different countries, participate in this camp that runs until August 14. It is an initiative that gives them the opportunity to get to know Spain from an internal point of view and to be with young people from all over the world.

As usual, the organization has planned an intense program of visits to various places of interest in the Valencian Community that stand out for their cultural, historical and environmental baggage. The camp, based in Benidorm, includes visits to cities such as Alicante and Valencia and also to the main tourist enclaves of the Costa Blanca: from destinations that stand out for their natural wealth, such as l'Alfàs del Pi with the Parc Natural de la Serra Gelada and the Route to the Lighthouse of l'Albir, one of the most visited in the Network of Natural Areas of the Community, or Callosa d'en Sarrià and its Fonts de l'Algar. Also cultural activities, including a visit to El Castell de Guadalest and admission to museums such as the Marq or the Villa Romana de l'Albir.

One of the scheduled activities has been a kayak trip from the beach of l'Albir to discover the Serra Gelada Natural Park by sea. The Councilor for Residents of Other Nationalities, Martine Mertens, has come to greet the delegation. A meeting that was also attended by the president of 'Lions Costa Blanca Camp', José Luis López.

The City Council of l'Alfàs del Pi provides support for another year to this initiative, which promotes cultural exchange between young people from twenty countries. A camp that is a true reflection of the idiosyncrasy of the municipality, where more than 50% of the population is of foreign origin and where residents from nearly a hundred countries live together in harmony.

Lions Clubs International is one of the largest service club organizations in the world, with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographic areas around the world. Its members care about their community, about the prosperity, well-being and maintenance of good health and its progress. They carry out humanitarian and environmental projects.