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International Youth Camp

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Internationality is a distinctive feature of the Chess Olympiad in Dresden. Around 150 countries from all parts of the world are expected to participate. On this occasion why not also invite the world's youth to Dresden?

The German Chess Youth (DSJ) already came up with the idea of an internationa youth camp parallel with the bid for the Chess Olympiad in Dresden. The idea was welcomed and received great encouragement since nothing like that has ever been organised before during an Olympiad.

The German Chess Youth is now looking for 20 adolescents from Germany who wish to participate in the project.

Date: 15. – 22. November 2008

Participants: Invited are 60 young people, of which three will be from the following countries each:
Argentina, Australia, Brazil, India, Kenya, Croatia, Netherlands, Austria, Phillipinnes, Russia, Sweden, South Africa, Hungary, USA

Besides these 42 people 20 German chess players aged between 16 and 20 years can take part as well. You should have a fair knowledge of English and preferably some other foreign languages on high school level.

Most importantly, you are interested in getting to know foreign countries, people and in learning about new cultures - just be open for the unknown! Moreover, you should make our foreign guests familiar with our German culture and way of life.

Fees: The Youth Camp is funded by the Federal Ministry for Families, Seniors, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ), the Chess Olympiad Dresden and the DSJ. A reduced participation fee of only 100,- Euro will need to be paid by participants for board and lodging.

Programme: In the center of attention stands the intercourse of young adults from different countries. Various workshops will be offered and visits shall teach the everyday life in German schools, families, sports and chess. Furthermore, the group will prepare the final evening with theater performances, music and a well-mixed programme. Besides visiting the Chess Olympiad another highlight will probably be a commonly organised international evening in the Church of our Lady in Dresden.

The leaflet for the camp can be downloaded here.

Registration: Your registration - name, age, languages, chess club, interests and a short motivation letter - should be sent to the address given below until 31 August 2008
Geschäftsstelle der Deutschen Schachjugend
Hanns-Braun-Straße Friesenhaus I
14053 Berlin
Tel.: 030/3000 78 13 Fax.: 030/3000 78 30
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