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IMAGINE PEACE Youth Camp 2014

Based on Olympic values, the Youth Camp addresses the issues of Peace, Olympic Truce, Respect for Diversity, and Conflict Resolution.

The programme has five main strands:

  1. Ancient Olympics
  2. Olympic Values
  3. Fair Play
  4. Human Rights
  5. Friendship


Through a series of sporting activities, workshops and projects, the programme aims to be:

  • active: emphasising learning by doing;
  • interactive: using discussion and debate;
  • relevant: focussing on real-life issues facing young people and society;
  • critical: encouraging young people to think for themselves;
  • collaborative: employing group work and co-operative learning;
  • participative: giving young people a say in their own learning.


How will it benefit young people?

  • It will help them to develop self-confidence and deal successfully with significant life changes and challenges;
  • It will strengthen their voice: in the life of their communities and in society at large;
  • It will enable them to make a positive contribution by developing the knowledge and skills needed to claim their rights and understand their responsibilities, thus preparing them for the challenges and opportunities of adult and working life.


Partners of the program

For the delivery of the program, IOTC is collaborating with significant authorities and organisations of the Olympic family and the educational sector. These partners are:

  1. The United National Office of Sport for Development and Peace (UNODP), which has endorsed its support to the implementation of the Youth Camp
  2. The Hellenic Ministry of Education, which has placed the Youth Camp under its auspices
  3. The International Olympic Academy, which is offering its premises and technical expertise
  4. The British Council Greece, which is offering its educational know-how
  5. The Hellenic Olympic Winners Association, who are volunteering for the educational parts of the program
  6. The Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum
  7. Olympism 4 Humanity


The IMAGINE PEACE Youth Camp will take place at the IOA premises, which are situated next to the archaeological site in Ancient Olympia, the place where the Olympic Games and Olympism, as an idea and philosophy of life, were born and developed.

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The IOA facilities in Ancient Olympia are situated in an area of 9000 square metres and include:

1. A Conference Centre (1800 m2), built on 3 levels, which includes:

  • The modern and fully equipped amphitheatre “Dimitrios Vikelas” of 450 seats, with provision for simultaneous translation into 8 languages
  • 2 teaching rooms of 50 seats each (which can be divided in 4 rooms), with provision for simultaneous translation in 4 languages
  • 2 additional teaching rooms of 20 seats each
  • A library with study areas, fully equipped on Olympic- and sports-related issues (more than 16,000 titles)
  • An IT room

 ioa premises 3


 2. An administration wing

ioa premises 4 


3. Accommodation for up to 280 persons:

  • 22 single rooms (en suite)
  • 76 double rooms (en suite)
  • 15 8-bed dormitories (en suite)

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4. Restaurant and cafeteria

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5. Wireless internet access is available throughout the facilities

6. Sports facilities:

  • A soccer field
  • A track and field
  • Two basketball courts
  • Two volleyball courts
  • Two tennis courts
  • A swimming pool

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Tentative Program


Day 1  - 26 July

Day 2 - 27 July

Day 3 - 28 July

Day 4 - 29 July

Day 5 - 30 July



Ancient Olympics

Olympic Values

Fair Play

Human Rights



Wake up and breakfast
Morning clean up
Sporting activity




Site Visit 
Ancient Delphi


Site Visit 
Ancient Olympia

Site Visit 
Olympic Museum

Sport against racism
Anti-racism campaign

Project Presentations




Arrive Olympia

Site visit discussion

Site visit discussion




Rest time


Getting to know you

Life skills
Sailing to a new future

Life skills
Let's debate

Life skills
Where I want us to be

Life skills
Rights & responsibilities



Rest time

Set project

Project preparation

Project preparation

Rest time


Shower and preparation for dinner




Evening entertainment and lights out