Summer 2017 Opportunities


Summer 40-day Training – Road Trip across United States

May 28 – July 7, 2017

Ready for an unforgettable summer?

CARP Las Vegas is hosting a 40-day road trip that can rejuvenate you spiritually, mentally and emotionally while having fun and bonding with your friends of faith, all the while traveling across the country and visiting different communities.

This Summer of Fun has FIVE segments.  You can choose to participate in just one or two segments or the entire 40 days!  Each segment has its unique feature, activities, and educational component.  The cost may change slightly depending on the number of the actual participants.

This cross-country trip is open to all college-aged adults.  Both, young 1st Generation and 2nd Generation Unificationists must have a 7-day level understanding of the Divine Principle and must be very comfortable with the concept of True Parents.   

SEGMENT I:  WILD WEST

Starting: Sunday, May 28 in Las Vegas, NV

Ending: Wednesday, June 7 in Las Vegas, NV

Challenge Level:  Beginner

During this segment, the participants will be introduced to the basics of healthy habits in life of faith such as prayer, HDH, heavenly ‘brothers and sisters’ relationships, and fundraising as a way to experience God.  The focus will also be on how to start cultivating a personal relationship with Heavenly Parent and how to apply Principle in our daily life.

Be ready for a Fun in the Sun day in San Diego, too!

Estimated Fee: $400 (Fundraising result can be applied towards the fee.)

SEGMENT II: THE PILGRIMAGE – UTS, East Garden, and DC

Starting:  Saturday, June 10 at Unification Theological Seminary, NY

Ending: Wednesday, June 14 in Clifton, New Jersey

Challenge Level:  Beginner

During this segment, we will start out in attending the Generation Peace Academy at the historical seminary where True Parents invested their hearts. The participants will be touring the new HJ Museum at East Garden and Belvedere, the Manhattan Center, and the New Yorker Hotel.  We will also visit Washington D.C.

During these six days, we will also have opportunities to meet with young adults at New Hope Church (Bowie, Maryland) on June 11 and those at New Jersey Clifton/Elizabeth Church on June 14.  Young adults from neighboring communities will be joining as well!

Estimated Fee: $300  (There is no fundraising during this time.)

SEGMENT III: CAMP KOHOE WEEKEND WORKSHOP

Starting: Friday, June 16 at Camp KOHOE, Michigan

Ending: Sunday, June 18

Challenge Level:  Beginner

Experience the Divine Principle (DP) workshop in a different way – this workshop will be geared for new Unificaionists and those young adults who are studying DP for the very first time!

There will be an optional outing in Chicago at King Spa on Monday, June 19, for an additional cost.

Estimate Fee: $40 

SEGMENT IV: CROSS COUNTRY FUNDRAISING and TRUE PARENTS’ COURSE

Starting:  Monday, June 19 in Chicago, IL

Ending: Sunday, June 25 in Dallas, TX

Challenge Level:  Moderate

The participants will hit the road and fundraise as they travel down south and conclude the segment in finding out about True Parents’ life course at Dallas Family Church.  They will join Dallas Family Church for Sunday Service and have a get-together with local young adults.

Estimated Fee: $300 (Fundraising result can be applied towards the fee.)

SEGMENT V:  THE GRAND FINALE

Starting:  Sunday, June 25 in Dallas, TX

Ending:  Tuesday, July 4 in Las Vegas, NV

Challenge Level:  Moderate to Difficult

As a conclusion to this 40-day training, the participants will receive more advanced guidance in maintaining a life of faith and will learn to experience the heart of God and True Parents through fundraising training, prayer, and in relationship with each other.  This segment will include a 3-day fundraising course.

They will celebrate the 4th of July back in Las Vegas as the final part of the pilgrimage.   Participants are also invited to an optional workshop with CARP Los Angeles at Camp Mozumdar, where we will hear about their trip to Korea and Japan and share about our 40-days Summer of Fun!

Estimated Fee: $360  (Fundraising result can be applied towards the fee.)

The space for each segment is limited and all participants are required to apply ahead of time. There will be additional fees if a participant will be travelling with the team between the segments.

Please contact Akira Watanabe: akiracarplv@gmail.com for the application form and more information.


CARP Intercultural Exchange Trip to Japan & Korea

June 19 – July 4, 2017

Have you always wanted to travel to Asia and experience the oriental culture and energizing spirit of CARP Japan and CARP Korea?

Inherit the heart, spirit, and love of CARP by going to the places where CARP started over 50 years ago in Japan and Korea. Connect with students on a global level as we work together towards Vision 2020!

On this trip you will:

  • Meet with CARP Japan and CARP Korea students
  • Go on a pilgrimage
  • Go sightseeing
  • Visit local CARP centers and do outreach
  • Participate in a Peace Gathering for Reunification of North and South Korea

Read a series of reports on last year’s trip.

For more information, go to https://ncarp.networkforgood.com/events/2084-intercultural-exchange-trip-to-japan-korea-summer-2017

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The Leda Settlement: 2nd ‘Pathways to a Sustainable Future Program’ in Paraguay

June 24 – July 12, 2017

Are you looking for a hands-on experience? Do you have an interest in finding creative approaches to eradicating hunger? 

This program aims at helping communities to develop in a healthy and sustainable way. You, the volunteers, will learn how to implement creative approaches to hunger eradication and will be able to appreciate how these approaches are often linked to traditional wisdom. 

During this project, you will get to:

  • Learn local farming methods
  • Plant trees and harvest different fruits/vegetables
  • Go fishing and horseback riding
  • Learn about sustainability

This project provides a cross-cultural opportunity to live, share, serve, and learn together with people from all over the world.

Read a report on last year’s project.

For more information, go to http://www.ledaproject.com/upcoming-projects

Application deadline: May 15, 2017

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Honduras Peace Park Project

August 7 – 16, 2017

Are you looking to use your talents and love for the arts for a good cause?

Help create a peace park in the local community of Tela, Honduras.peacepark2
The goal of the project is to
create a united community across the Americas. This is a movement to foster friendship, collaboration, and solidarity with current and future generations of the Americas as we strive to develop a ‘Culture of Peace.’

During the project you will:

  • Construct a gazebo that will service as a community gathering point
  • Lay garden paths to beautify community space
  • Refurbish concrete benches and structures with ceramic mosaics
  • Visit local cultural and tourist attractions

In addition, participants will have the opportunity to share in a culture different than their own and use creative problem-solving while working in teams with volunteers from North, Central, and South America.

Check out a report and video cap on last year’s project.

For more information, go to the Honduras PeaceIN Peace Park Project Facebook page

Application deadline: July 1, 2017

If you have any questions, please contact Carol Pobanz at peaceinproject@gmail.com


Religious Youth Service 30th Anniversary Project in Sri Lanka

August 11 – 18, 2017

Are you looking to work on a service project with people from different religions, backgrounds, and nationalities?

This year’s special 30th Anniversary Project is titled, “Building a Brighter Future: An Interfaith Approach Across the Board.” RYS is going to Sri Lanka to build a bridge to connect two parts of the local village of Ella. Once completed, it will be used by the 400 local villagers daily. 

As part of this project, there will also be a leadership program, led by international educators which will include

  • team-building exercises
  • various talks
  • inter-religious discussions
  • visits to religious sites
  • sightseeing field trips
  • sports and fun activities
  • community service work

For more information, go to www.rys30years.org

Application deadline: May 15, 2017

If you have any questions, please contact the coordinator of the project, Mr. Sid Jain, at sidjain@mymoneymall.com or sidjain@aol.com

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National Ocean Challenge Program (NOCP)

July 6-15 10-Day Session, July 20-29 10-Day Session, July 6-29 24-Day Session

The 9th National Ocean Challenge Program in Kodiak, Alaska, is looking for fishers of the sea and adventure!

Through a 10- or 24-day introductory ocean experience, strengthen your connection with God, our True Parents and their vision for the ocean, and your own relationship with the ocean and our natural world while gaining maritime skills and deep-sea fishing experience. 

During the program, you will

  • learn basic maritime skills,
  • become certified in first aid/CPR,
  • learn boating safety,
  • explore breathtaking nature,
  • see a variety of land and marine wildlife,
  • and, of course, go river and ocean fishing!

Space is limited. SIGN UP NOW!

For more information, go to www.oceanchallenge.org 

Application deadline: June 1, 2017

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21-day CheongPyeong International Summer Workshop

July 7 – 27, 2017

These workshops bring together participants from all around the world and will give attendees a chance to be immersed in a spiritually stimulating environment while exploring the rich culture of Korea.

The goal of the workshop is for attendees to leave with a stronger connection to God and a deeper understanding of the history of the Unification Movement.

For more information, go to http://en.cptc.kr/guide/notice_view.asp?idx=2040 

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Service Project in Senegal

July 17-31, 2017

In its third year running, this project already has 6 participants from France signed up and are accepting more applicants around the world interested in joining this adventure. 

During the service project, you will:

  • Help renovate a small school in Keurmassar
  • Give talks on character development and purity to students at the school
  • Learn how to make ‘bag gardening’ and bring it to families who need it
  • Go sightseeing, visit museums, and go on a boat ride on the lake 

Persons interested in participating must be at least 18 years old, in good health, and able to support themselves financially. Participants are required to book their own flights and pay a $200 fee to participate in the service project.

For more information about the project and for pictures and testimonials, go to https://padlet.com/benedicte_suzuki/mttlu696grih  

(Use the password: We love africa (include the capital letters and spaces))

To apply, please contact Benedicte Suzuki at benedicte.suzuki@gmail.com

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Blessed Culture and Sports Festival (BCSF)

August 9-13, 2017

This five-day summer festival of sports, music, arts and fellowship is the much-anticipated event of the year at Unification Theological Seminary (UTS) in Barrytown, New York. BCSF strives to create a hub for Unificationists and their friends to connect and express their passions through sports, culture, and faith.

BCSF has something for everybody, including

  • competitive frisbee, basketball, volleyball, and soccer tournaments,
  • various intramural sports,
  • a League of Legends tournament,
  • an Artists Village for artists and craftsmen to sell their work,
  • a film festival,
  • a battle of the bands,
  • and a Family Day on Sunday, specifically for families with young children.

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