At the opening ceremony of the Vietnam Summer Camp 2019 held in Thai Nguyen city, Thai Nguyen province

The camp will be held after two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the framework of the camp, which is jointly organized by the State Commission for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and relevant agencies, a number of activities will be designed in nine cities and provinces nationwide.

The opening ceremony of the summer camp will take place in Vinh city of Nghe An province and Vung Tau city of Ba Ria - Vung Tau province will host the closing ceremony.

In two weeks, young OVs will visit landscapes, historical and cultural relic sites, exchange with locals, and engage in other meaningful activities in localities.

The closing ceremony of the Vietnam Summer Camp 2019 takes place in Ninh Thuan province.

New features of this year’s summer camp are a ceremony to honor young overseas Vietnamese with outstanding results in the knowledge contest on the national sea and islands, a seminar with the participation of domestic youths and students, and a story-telling contest in the Vietnamese language. These activities aim to enhance exchange, promote traditional culture and mother tongue, love for the homeland, national pride, and show respect for and encouragement to young OVs with contribution to community work and achievements in studying and research.

Vietnam Summer Camp is among annual activities of the State Commission for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs with the aim of creating a playground for young OVs to exchange with their compatriots at home, return to the root, and contribute more to the national construction and defense.

Since 2004, such a camp has attracted the participation of nearly 2,000 young expats, who are role models in studying, sports, arts and community-building affairs, from over 30 countries and territories worldwide.

Translated by Mai Huong