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· Why Camp?: We believe the camp atmosphere is highly beneficial to anyone but especially helpful for Korean youth.
It gives them an opportunity to unwind and be themselves in a safe and non-competitive environment. They have the
opportunity to get to know great leaders who are not their to make money but rather to experience camp along with them.
They are able to try new things and be a in a place where uncomfortable situations can turn into something amazing. At
camp the kids discover they have a second home, a family and people who want to encourage and support them.
· Resident Camp: Each Summer and Winter we offer four age specific camp programs. Camp programs range from 4 to 7
days for elementary to high school students. These camp programs are held at a campsite where we eat, sleep, play and
live together. (Note: Korean ages will be one to two years older than their international age depending on when their
birthday is. A child is considered one when they are born and everyone turns a year older on each new year).
· Why Adventure Camp?: Along with all I mentioned above, adventure camp has a few additional benefits. Adventure
campers have an opportunity to push themselves, to accomplish something they might feel is impossible. Adventure camp
is also generally a smaller number of students thus they have more potential to grow closer in a short period of time and
create memories that will last a lifetime.
· Adventure Camp: During the winter vacation adventure camp is a mountain hiking adventure. In the summer, programs
may vary. We usually have hiking camp and offer one other option such as canoe camp or a sort of wilderness multi-sport
Year Round Programs
· Leadership Development Classes: This is a once a week for 12 week program focused on teaching, experiencing and
discussing all sorts of programs, games and team building activities.
· Training Seminars: One day seminars offered upon request to businesses, schools and social service organizations.
· Internship/Leadership Training Development (LTD) Program: Typically internships range from a semester to a year.
We have just begun a new internship program that is more structured and full of great learning and growing opportunities.
· Specialty Camps: Includes family camps, family adventure camp, siblings of students with disabilities camp etc.
Over the last 20 years we have been researching and compiling data as well as gaining first hand experience working with
and for the youth. It is our privilege to take what we have learned and share it with others. Mostly we get connected with
organizations, churches and social welfare services through word of mouth and direct connections. Beyond just meeting
and sharing our knowledge and expertise we generally commit ourselves to the various programs we help create. Some organisations are not in a position to run their own programs so they ask us to step in and we work with them throughout the whole process.
A major aspect of our consultation work in recent months has been the development of our sponsorship program. Instead
of waiting for others to realize they could do something for the youth and that we could help them, we have been
developing large scale programs and asking companies and organisations to sponsor these programs. It has also become
apparent that other social service organizations have ideas and lots of youth they serve, but don't have the resourced
needed to do a meaningful camp program. Our part is to help find sponsors to back other organisations program ideas as
well as help them make their programs a reality.
Over the years the founder of ILF Chun Kuk-Jai has written over 30 books on all sorts of topics related to camp and youth.
Along with Dr. Chun’s books a number of ILF members have written books, published articles and translated other books
into Korean all with the same goal in mind. We believe these books and articles are a key aspect of making our vision a
International Exchange Programs
Jesus commanded his followers to take the good news and shine his light first in Jerusalem, then in Judea, Samaria and
the rest of the world. Our vision to start a youth movement has begun here in Korea but we hope to spread the light to all of
Asia as well. We see the need for camping ministry, we see how building relationships and all the values of camping are
vital to healthy living and we want to spread this light to whoever is ready to receive it.
From the start ILF had a vision bigger than Korea, Kuk dream was to build a youth movement that would impact Korean
culture and all of East Asia. He could see a glimpse of the challenges that were and are facing the youth of Asia. Kuk
desires for people to find they own way, to have their own dreams that he might support them and together change the
world. He has been working to develop a foundation of strong leaders these last 20 years and plans on continuing to build
up and strengthen leaders who are ready and willing to be sent our to other countries that need camping ministry.
Through the years we at ILF have been blessed with opportunities to meet people from all over the world, to build
relationships, to develop connections and partnerships. These partnerships are continually evolving and developing and
many of our international relationships are beginning to develop into active partnerships. We are hoping this is the year
when our international outreach becomes a reality or at least more concrete steps are taken. In truth we realize that
relationships take time and effort and our hope is not to get things established over night but to at least take a first step
and see where it leads. To see where God leads us and what he has for us.