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Youth Programs

Education for children is one of the largest concerns for families in China – success in school can determine the future for the entire family. Because of this, children of all ages carry extreme levels of stress. Evergreen’s youth programs strive to come alongside families and support them by providing opportunities to step outside of the academic pressure to play with peers, explore new activities, and grow in life skills and character.

Evergreen’s youth programs fall into the following categories:

Adventure Camps

Evergreen’s Joy in the Journey Camp (JJ Camp) programs are adventure-based and interactive, providing a safe environment for youth to grow as whole people and make lifetime friendships. During school holidays, we offer a week-long overnight camp experience in Yangqu, giving kids a life-changing experience of adventure activities, zany games, and leadership development year after year. The majority of our campers on any given week have attended previous years, and our greatest joy is to see their growth from visit to visit, as well as the growth in the lives of each college-aged Chinese volunteer who joins the JJ Camp family. Also, the time spent together at camp carries over into the school year when, twice monthly, we invite campers, college-aged volunteers, and their friends to join us for activities in Taiyuan.

JJ Camp 2021 dates are as follows:

  • Winter Camp Week 1 – February 1-6, 2021
  • Winter Camp Week 2 – February 21-26, 2021
  • Summer Camp Week 1 – July 4-9, 2021
  • Summer Camp Week 2 – July 11-16, 2021
  • Summer Camp Week 3 – July 18-23, 2021
  • Summer Camp Week 4 – July 25-30, 2021
  • Summer Camp Week 5 – August 1-6, 2021
  • Summer Camp Week 6 – August 8-13, 2021

Please click here for information for how COVID-19 has impacted volunteers coming to help at camp.

For inquiries about joining us for camp, click here to contact us.