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The 2019 Peace Camp For Youth has been announced as 29 June – 6 July! We have 20 quotas for U.S. representatives to join the 120 college-age grandchildren from the other 20 United Nation Countries that helped save South Korea. It is first come-first served to attend this all-inclusive, subsidized airfare experience that we have run for the Korean War Veterans Association since 2010 with over 220 U.S. grandchildren as we prepare for this exciting trip and opportunity to honor those men who served in Korea from 1950-1954. Get your PCFY Seat for the registration fee of $50 today!
CLICK HERE TO READ PCFY ARTICLE BY ATTENDEE NIKA SMERNOFF PART 1 PART 2 (Published by permission of the KWVA, originally printed in the Graybeards)
CLICK HERE TO READ PCFY ARTICLE BY ATTENDEE LUCAS HOFFMAN (Published by permission of the KWVA, originally printed in the Graybeards)
Fellow Korean War Veterans - The ROK government supports the "Peace Camp for Youth" program and we have received a KWVA-USA quota of twenty (20) for the 2019 program in Seoul, ROK. My own granddaughter participated in the 2012 camp and is still talking about how wonderful it was and the new friends she met from all the U.N. countries.
You can registration by downloading the Application Brochure for the July session this summer now! Applications will be received on a "First Come, First Served" basis. ALL EXPENSIVES in Korea are paid for and the applicant only pays for 1/2 (50%) of their domestic and international coach airfare. Military Historical Tours (MHT) provides an experienced tour leader to handle emergencies. The ROK health system is equal to any you will find in the USA!
Register Today as once the PCFY quotas are gone, they are gone!
National Liaison - KWVA
Revisit Korea Coordinator
PEACE CAMP FOR YOUTH (PCFY)
With the 65th Anniversaries of the Korea War entering its second year, the ROK government has made the decisions to once again commemorate, not only the veterans and their contributions to saving their country from Communism, but to Welcome Veteran’s Grandchildren to Korea on a very special program in 2018. Called "Peace Camps for Youth" (PCFY), this program was a huge success in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 and we have received quotas to continue the program this year.
General information & requirements:
* Participant must be a Grandchild of a Korean War Veteran Association Member enrolled in a college program (Undergrad or Grad school.)
* Be at least eighteen (18) years old (waivers for 17 year-old high school graduates.)
* Grade Point Average of 2.5 required.
* Be in "relatively" good health since some physical hiking/walking is involved.
* Have a current passport.
* Their are twenty quotas and it will be first come, first served.
* All expense's for the grandchild while in Korea, will be paid for by the ROK government. (Double occupancy) Each participant will receive subsidized airfare to Korea. (The ROK Government will refund a 50% portion of the roundtrip airfare upon return from the trip including any domestic airfare.)
* No criminal convictions.
* Not attended a previous PCFY.
* A service of charge of $250 is required for administrative handling, air ticketing, bag tags & hats.
* All programs are conducted in English.
PCFY SERVICE CHARGE: $250 (required once selectee can attend)
2019 China Tour – Imperial China Beijing & Xian
Beijing Only Price: $1,795 Single Room Supplement: $495
Xian Follow On Price: $895 Single Room Supplement: $295
Tour price includes:
* - Hotel accommodations
* - All meals
* - Experienced MHT Tour Leader & Sightseeing with a local English-speaking guide
* - Touring with air conditioned motor coach
* - Airport Arrival & Departure Transfers
Tour price doesn’t include:
Airfare —MHT will provide optional assistance upon registration and a reimbursement of 50% upon reaching the ROK or Visa.
Tentative MPVA Itinerary—2019 Peace Camp For Youth
Departure for Inchon International Airport (Cross International Dateline Lose a day)
Arrival and Check-in
20:00-22:00 Orientation & Ice Breaker
*Dress code: casual
09:00-10:30 Opening Ceremony
10:30-11:40 Lecture: “The Chosin Reservoir and Hungnam Evacuation” by Ned Forney
13:00-15:00 Samulnori (Korean culture experience)
15:00-17:00 K-pop Dance Lesson
19:00-21:00 Mini Olympic
*Dress code: casual (wear comfortable shoes)
08:30-09:30 National Cemetery Visit
10:00-15:30 National Museum of Korea Visit and K-Style Hub Visit (culture experience).
16:00-17:30 War Memorial Visit
19:30-21:00 Namsangol Hanok Village Visit
*Dress code: business casual with comfortable shoes.
09:00-17:00 Team Mission
19:00-22:00 Team Presentation Preparation
*Dress code: casual
07:30-15:30 DMZ/JSA Field Trip
16:30-17:30 Hyundai Motorstudio Visit
*Dress code: please refer to the dress code section.
10:00-11:30 Golden Bell Quiz Challenge
13:00-15:30 Team Presentation Preparation then Presentation
17:00-20:00 Farewell Ceremony and Banquet
*Dress code: formal
Check-out and Departure (Cross International Dateline—gain a day) Arrive same day.
Airport transportation will be provided. Any changes to this schedule you will be informed accordingly.
Beijing & Xian, China PCFY Post Tour Itineraries
Beijing & Xian are only a two hour flight from Korea. The price is right since your grandchilden have done the Trans-Pacific flight. Now is a special time to visit Beijing since all of the main tourist attractions have been renovated as seen during the 2008 Olympics & again for the 2013 National Day. Xian is the end of the “Silk Road” and has the original city wall still in place as well as the wonder of the world Terra-Cotta Soldiers.
(Day 1) Depart Seoul on our flight to Beijing. Upon arrival, we will take a walking tour around the historical Legation Street area that was laid under siege during the Boxer Rebellion and was rescued by an international military rescue force. We will take a walking tour of Tian An Men Square which occupies an area large enough to hold half a million people. The Square is famous for the student pro-democracy protest in 1989. After checking in, the late afternoon is free to rest or enjoy the sights and sounds around our hotel.
(Day 2) After a western-style buffet breakfast, we depart for the Forbidden City and the Palace Museum. Completed in 1420, it is the largest and most well preserved imperial residence in China. Upon leaving the grounds of the Forbidden City we will enjoy a special treat as we take a unique Hutong tour with a rickshaw journey through historic Beijing streets and neighborhoods. We will have lunch with a Hutong family, a unique opportunity not generally available to foreign tourists. This evening we will enjoy a traditional “Peking Duck” Welcome Dinner plus a special acrobatic show.
(Day 3) After breakfast, we will depart for the Great Wall of China, one of the wonders of the world. The Great Wall truly symbolizes China's ancient civilization and is one of the world's most renowned structures. In 221 BC, the Emperor decided to have the existing walls linked and extended to more than 4,200 miles. Historical records show that about 1 million people, one-fifth of China's population at the time, were involved in the project that took more than a decade to complete. After our visit to the Great Wall and lunch we tour the famous Ming Tombs at Changling. Dinner at a local restaurant and time to enjoy Beijing at night.
(Day 4) Visit the Beijing Zoo with the world’s largest collection of Pandas in captivity. Tour the legendary Summer Palace before a lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, see the Temple of Heaven and a shopping stop in silk alley.
Just Beijing Portion: (Day 5) Head to the airport to arrive home the same day.
Continue to Xian: (Day 5) We board the bullet train to the ancient city of Xian. The original Capital of Imperial China, Xian is surrounded by the best-preserved city wall in China and where the illustrious Silk Road concludes. After lunch we enjoy a city tour to include the Wild Goose Buddhist Temple and the Drum Tower. Tonight, enjoy a traditional Xian dumpling banquet and Tang Dynasty Show.
(Day 6) Today explore the incredible excavation site of the Terracotta Warriors. This vast clay army, 8,000 strong, was created to guard China’s first emperor in the afterlife. You'll be amazed at the detail – each soldier has a different face. Lunch today is a Xian specialty – hand-pulled noodles. In the afternoon, we see the Downtown Drum Tower and City Wall while this evening is our Farewell Dinner.
(Day 7) After breakfast, we transfer to the airport for our flight to the U.S. crossing the international dateline arriving the same day back in the USA.
Peace Camp For Youth Korea Grandchildren Return Program (2019)
- Product Code: 1807-KOR-PCFY
- Availability: In Stock