Welcome to the Lions Clubs of Iowa Youth Exchange camp website.

The Lions International Youth Camp and Exchange Program is life changing. Participants enjoy a unique cultural learning experience living with an Iowa host family and taking part in a camp. This program is open to youth ages 16 -20.  Total number of campers will be limited to 26, with 12 male and 12 female campers, with a limit of 2 campers from any one country. We accept students of Lions as well as non-Lions.

Our Youth & Exchange Program is authorized for the purpose of furthering Lions Clubs International’s first objective: “To create and foster a spirit of understanding among peoples of the world.”


The objectives of our program are:

  1. 1. Bring young people of different countries into meaningful contact with each other.
  2. 2. Facilitate the sharing of ideas, customs, and cultural viewpoints.
  3. 3. Promote international understanding and goodwill, and to work toward the goals of world peace.
  4. 4. Develop leadership potential in youth.
  5. 5. Encourage respect in young people for the thinking of others.
  6. 6. Promote international travel. g. Provide a range of activities that promotes a healthy learning experience, both physically and intellectually.

The Lions Clubs of Iowa International Youth Camp is a SMOKE FREE CAMP held annually.


2024 Camp

Camp Activities Will Include: Learning about Iowa our history and Iowa Lions. They will see historical sites around Iowa, a bison farm, a county fair, our State Capital, an Amusement Park, one of our shopping malls, bowling and many more activities. Students are required to present country flags, a talk about their countries, families and home life and participate in our camp talent show.


2024 Hosting & Camp Dates:

Hosting: June 29, 2024, thru July 21, 2024

Camp: July 21, 2024, thru July 27, 2024