The 22nd APCC was held in Fukuoka in July 2010. The 2 Chaperones accompanied the six selected children: Ben, Issey, Josh, Tanisha, Gracie and Carrie.
This year the program ran a little differently, and after a night at the Marine House the JA’s went straight to their Host Families house. Half way through the program, all participants went to Nokonoshima Island for the Exchange Camp. Here the children had the opportunity to mix with nearly 350 children from all around the Asia Pacific region. This year, the children were involved in a number of activities including an umbrella art project, sumo dancing, fireworks finale, a balloon release and a performance event in Fukuoka Government Square.
Chrissie participated as a Peace Ambassadors and attended the Peace Ambassador Camp, in which Erin, a past Australian PA, helped run workshops and discussions relating to the future of Bridge Club and possible activities/opportunities that members can be involved in.
A fun time was had by all involved and we all plan to stay in contact with our new found friends from around the world.