2023 IYF World Camp Philippines serves as Tanglawan to Bulacan Youth

This September 19-21, around 4,000 students, youth leaders, Christian leaders, and volunteers will convene in San Jose del Monte (SJDM) City, Bulacan for the 2023 International Youth Fellowship (IYF) World Camp at SJDM Sports Complex.

Attendees from Bulacan and across the Philippines will gather to be enlightened and learn the world of the heart and IYF mindset – deep thinking, self-control exchange, and its core values, Challenge, Change, and Cohesion.

According to Rev. Ock Soo Park, founder of IYF, Einstein defines insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. It is like doing the old ways in youth development and expecting the next-generation leaders with humble leadership and upright mindset will be the fruit. It is like “business as usual” and expecting a result towards a “new” and vibrant society. If this is what we do, the IYF believes we are losing our sanity.

Through this youth gathering, IYF wants to impart a paradigm shift in youth development that is established in the world of the heart.

“We want our youth to sleep with happiness and wake up with hope. The fundamental tanglaw or torch that has been constant in lighting the path of the youth to become great leaders and leading them towards having humble leadership is the love of Jesus Christ on which the IYF mindset and core values are rooted,” said Rev. Ock Soo Park.

In its 13th year, the attendees will spend three days for mind education, leadership lectures, academies, and cultural performances that provide opportunities to learn the world of the heart, IYF mindset, and experience diverse culture.

The IYF Philippines has hosted this annual youth gathering since 2010 in partnership with various local government units and organizations.