Around 180 young people from across the world were recently hosted by Australian Lions for approximately one month before heading into four Lions Youth Camps held in Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales.
The purpose of the camps is to “foster a spirit of understanding amongst the people of the world”.
In New South Wales, the camp was held at Summerland Point.
Local resident, Kate Milford from North Arm Cove was the director and logistics co-ordinator for the camp.
Thirty-two young people from eighteen different countries came to spend eight days together.
Those countries included Russia, Israel, Ukraine, Mexico, Italy, Germany, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Austria, Finland, China, Hong Kong, Hungary, Turkey, India, Denmark and, of course, Australia.
Four Australians including Mitchell Blanch and Gabbie Keaton from Bulahdelah were very proud to showcase their country.
Kate told Myall Coast News, “It was inspiring to see so many people from different cultures, different religions, different lifestyles and beliefs joining together in harmony.
“They came as strangers and parted as friends.
“Despite their differences, they all have the same dreams and aspirations.”