2018 Shanghai International Youth Interactive Friendship Camp

Application Close Date: 20 April 2018
Camp Date: 17 July to 26 July 2018


Each July the Shanghai People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries(SPAFFC) and the Shanghai Youth Federation sponsor an International Youth Interactive Friendship Camp in Shanghai.

This Camp will play an instrumental role in deepening mutual understanding and exchange between young people who will spend ten days together to experience Chinese culture whilst interacting with young people of many different nationalities and ethnicities.

Activities during the ten day camp will include Calligraphy, Chinese  Language, Song and Dance, Chinese Food, and a one overnight homestay with local volunteer families to give young people exposure to various customs of Shanghainese.

We encourage suitable youths to apply for this unique opportunity in their respective ACFS state branches.


With a view to further promote the exchange and friendship between the young people of different countries, Shanghai People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and Shanghai Youth Federation will jointly sponsor the 13th Shanghai International Youth Interactive Friendship Camp from 18 to 27 July, 2017 in Shanghai, China.

The purpose of this camp is to provide an opportunity for the young participants to build a bridge for friendship and a platform for exchange beyond language and cultural barriers to develop a spirit of cooperation among them.

We sincerely invite you to organize a group of youths from 15 to 17 years old to attend our camp. The camp will provide full-time teachers to ensure the safety of campers, and we provide insurance for campers as well.

Participants will pay for their own international travel expenses, while we only cover the cost of the event, board & lodging, and local transportation in Shanghai for 5 campers and 1 teacher.

Application Guide

The 14th Shanghai International Youth Interactive Friendship Camp 2018, co-organized by Shanghai People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (SPAFFC) and Shanghai Youth Federation, will be held from July 17 to July 26, 2018 (10 days) in Shanghai. Teenagers from all over the world are welcome to apply for it.

  1. Applicants shall be from 15 to 17 years old(born between July 17 2001 and July 17 2003) with at least medium level of English communication skills. Applicants shall have an open mind and willingness to learn different cultures. Priority will be given to those who can speak Chinese or are studying Chinese.
  2. Applicants are required to submit a completed application form, copy of passport, signed “Rules for Camper” (signed “Rules for Camper Tutors” for foreign teachers) via email or fax. The formal invitation will be issued to the successful applicants after assessment and confirmation of acceptance by SPAFFC.
  3. All applicants shall cover the international travel expenses while SPAFFC only covers the cost of event, board and lodging, and transportation in Shanghai for the camp period. Any costs incurred beyond the camp period shall be covered by campers themselves.
  4. Campers shall arrive in Shanghai during the morning of July 17, 2018 and leave the hotel in the morning or afternoon of July 27, 2018. Please contact the liaison staff in case of special circumstances.
  5. During the camp, all campers will live in the designated venues. Please bring necessary clothes, washing aids and medication if needed.
  6. The closing date for applications submitted to SPAFFC is May 31, 2018.


Application Form

Application Guide



Rules for Campers


Click here to view photo and video from past camps, courtesy of ACFS SA and SPAFFC!