Work with us

Macedonia - Youth Leadership Development Camp

Macedonia - Youth Leadership Development Camp
West Kent YMCA works in Partnership with YMCA Bitola and the US Peace Corps to run a Youth Leadership Development Camp in Macedonia each summer. 
Our team of staff, residents, trainees and volunteers work very hard to train and prepare for this expedition; then drive to Macedonia where they help to run camping, archery and other campfire activities.  All our travel and equipment costs are raised by Team Macedonia [our staff and clients] by doing sponsored events such as the 3 Peaks, 3 Lakes, fun runs and walks. 

The archery is run by Ryder House residents who are fully trained before travelling to Macedonia. 

To find out more or to sponsor this fantastic activity please contact us

to see the last camp on video  CLICK HERE  or go to

The video itself tells a lot about this great camp. The event was organized by YMCA Bitola, Peace Corps Macedonia, YMCA of West Kent and other partner organizations. It was held in the mountain lodge "Tajmiste" in July 2012. This was the fourth such camp organized in Macedonia, dedicated to leadership skills and personal development.