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Life Skills Camp 2019: Exploring Beijing

On Day Three of our Life Skills Camp for orphaned teens, the campers were so excited to visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, two of the most famous cultural sites in all of China. Since Tiananmen Square is located just outside of the Forbidden City, it’s a great place to kick off the tour for the teens.

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The World Is Better With Me In It: Life Skills Camp 2019

We are less than three weeks away from the start of the fourth LWB-hosted Life Skills Camp in Beijing for orphaned teens who are close to or have “aged out” of institutional care. This week-long camp will bring together children from nine orphanages around China for classes on important topics such as adolescence, money management, and personal safety. In addition to the daily classes, the teens will also go on field trips to important cultural landmarks such as the Great Wall or the Forbidden City.

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Life Skills Camp: The Forbidden City, Tian’anmen Square, and More Fun

The teens at our Life Skills Camp are really starting to relax as they get to know each other better! On the first day of camp, we purposefully put them into groups where they do not know anyone so that they can branch out and make friends from other orphanages. As you will see from these photos, the fun has really begun. Today was the third day of Life Skills Camp, and the field trip for the morning began at The Forbidden City.

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Life Skills Camp: Final Days

On Saturday morning, our Life Skills Camp for older orphaned teens ended, and what a wonderful week it was!

LSC 2016 TONGREN Qiu YuanLiang Min Pei Huan FangLiang and Lan beach

Here are a few highlights and final thoughts on this experience that touched not only the teens attending but the hearts of the mentors, adults, and all of us as well. Read more.

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Life Skills Camp – Day Three

The teens had another wonderful day at Life Skills Camp, and we were giving thanks for the beautiful blue skies over Beijing during the morning field trip to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.  Getting to visit such important landmarks in their homeland has meant so much to everyone attending.

IMG_0737“We love summer camp!”

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