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International Mission Teams
Over the years BCYM has had the opportunity to invite a number of different teams to join local leaders in serving children at the three-day camps. It is often a life-changing experience both for the children and those who serve, with many teams wanting to come back every year. It is a great opportunity to get first-hand experience of the situation in this region and to see and be a part of the amazing things that God is doing in the lives of the people BCYM serves. The children feel special when the person they are meeting at the camp has chosen to fly all the way across the world just to serve them, which helps them to understand just how valuable and precious they are.
Check out what previous volunteers had to say about their experiences at a BCYM camp!
What You’ll Help Out With at the Camps
Frequently Asked Questions
What languages are spoken in Lebanon?
Arabic is the official language. A distinction should be made between spoken Arabic (the Lebanese), and written Arabic which is common to all Arab countries. French and English are also spoken by a large number of Lebanese citizens.
How will I communicate with the children if I don’t speak Arabic?
For starters, the language of love can speak much louder than words. But don’t worry, we always keep a full volunteer staff of locals on hand who are fluent in English and can translate for you at any time!
How should I dress when I come?
When working with the children, please remember that many of them come from Muslim backgrounds, so cultural sensitivities should be taken into consideration. However, there is no need for women to cover their hair. Long pants or capris and a t-shirt are an appropriate form of dress.
What is the weather like in Lebanon?
Lebanon enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate with an average of 300 sunny days a year. July and August are often hot and humid, with temperatures around 30° Celsius. It almost never rains between June and September. Winters are generally cool with heavy rain on the coast and snow in the mountains.
What religions are practiced in Lebanon?
Lebanon hosts 19 “official” religious groups, including five Muslim groups, the most important of which are Sunnis, Shiites and Druze; and 11 Christian denominations, which represent the three main branches of Christianity–Eastern Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant–but the main Christian group is Maronite.
What is the currency in Lebanon?
The currency in Lebanon is the Lebanese Lira, but U.S. dollars are accepted everywhere, and Euros are accepted mainly in touristic places. The exchange rate is about 1,500 L.L. to $1.