Laura Piraquive

In 2016 I had the opportunity to travel to the Sherman Lake YMCA Camp in Michigan. It was a magnificent experience since it was «my first time» in many things, such as traveling by plane, going abroad, being surrounded by people from other cultures, and doing activities that I had never done, such as archery, […]

Natalia Restrepo

Every time I hear the word camp it’s like having a blast from the past, because camp is one of the most enhancing experiences I’ve ever lived, l have done this kind of experiences twice camp and then I went as an exchange student to Canada for 3 months. This experience has thought me so […]

Catalina Morales

My name is María Catalina, I am 22 years old, nowadays studying Chemical Engineering and Industrial Engineering, besides being a proudly YMCA Colombia volunteer. In 2012 was the beginning of a new life, where my time was dedicated for more than going back and forward from home to school, I started to focus my efforts […]

Sebastian Cruz

I’m Sebastian Cruz, I’m 21 years old. I was born in Tumaco, Nariño, but I have lived in Cali since when I was five. I currently study Social Communication and Journalism in Universidad del Valle. The past 7 years as part of the YMCA have been kind of crazy. I’ve been an ambassador, a camp […]

Laura Martins

When I first arrived, everything seemed new and confusing and I was frustrated because I built different expectations. BUT with time and advice from supervisors and other volunteers I chose to give my best and ever since then I have loved every single day. I go to school and I can’t help but smile when […]

Jhoel Jimenez

What expectations did you have just before your first camp? I was nervous because I thought that I was not going to meet many friends, that it was going to be very extreme or that we would have to sleep in tents. As for English, I thought it would be very difficult because maybe other […]

Lorena Velandia

My experience in Sherman Lake really was a new beginning, it is the perfect plan for teenagers to see all that life can bring us, and even more, can make us realize what we can achieve, looking for different ways to do it, this experience is perfect to meet new cultures and people. My life […]

Ivonne Aguirre (Alumni)

I participated in the ICCP program, a long time ago, in the summer of 2000 and in the summer of 2001. I gave my service in Frankfurt, Kentucky in a Day Camp. It was a very nice experience, they received me very well, and I was working with children from about 7 to 15 years […]


Tuve la oportunidad de conocer la YMCA cuando aun estaba cursando mi carrera en Licenciatura en Lenguas Modernas. Quería participar de un programa de intercambio pero sólo la «Y» llenó mis expectativas. Sabía que para mi carrera, trabajar en un campamento de verano con niños significaría una gran oportunidad para mejorar mis habilidades en Inglés […]

Bilingüismo para cumplir metas, YMCA Tolima

Mi nombre es Paula Feged, actualmente estoy cursando octavo semestre de Ingeniería Industrial en la Universidad de Ibagué. En este mundo globalizado, cada día hay menos fronteras mientras que haya personas que puedan desarrollar una buena comunicación, especialmente en los negocios internacionales, que son una mega tendencia en la que los idiomas juegan un papel […]