On August 26, the banner for the second World Camp was raised in the heart of the world, New York. This World Camp will be held at the Mahanaim campus for five days (until August 30) and will have about 1,400 students participating from the Eastern U.S., Canada, and Jamaica.
On the night of the 27th, with all the participants gathered, the opening Ceremony began with a dance by the Righteous Stars and a Taekwondo performance by the Lincoln students. The variety of cultural performances prepared by the U.S. student volunteers such as the Latin dance “El Dorado” and the African dance “Tumaini” received an enthusiastic response from the multi-cultural students of the U.S. The audience was fascinated by the gentle beauty of Korean fan dance and added more excitement to the opening ceremony.
After the host declared the official opening of the World Camp, Jeffrey Reynolds, the Executive Director of the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD) who also happens to be one of the 50 most influential people of Long Island, shared the welcoming remarks.