The opening ceremony of the Vientam Summer Camp 2017 in Ho Chi Minh City in July last year (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Summer Camp 2018 takes place from July 10 to 25, marking 15 years of the event connecting local and overseas Vietnamese youngsters.

This year’s summer camp will be attended by about 120 young Vietnamese aged between 16 and 24 from 29 countries, including Algeria, the UK, Austria, Poland, Belgium, India, Kazakhstan, Cambodia, Qatar and Indonesia, according to the State Commission on Overseas Vietnamese Affairs.

It will feature various activities in 11 localities, including the camp opening ceremony at the Temple of Hung Kings in Phu Tho province, the closing event in Buon Ma Thuot city of Dak Lak province and visits to historical and cultural relic sites in Hanoi and the provinces of Ninh Binh, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Nam, Kon Tum and Dak Lak.

Participants will also engage in charitable activities in the central provinces of Nghe An and Quang Nam along with exchanges with domestic youths and overseas young entrepreneurs.

The summer camp aims to enhance young expatriates’ connectivity with the homeland. It will help them learn about the country’s culture, history and patriotic traditions while creating a chance for them to improve their Vietnamese language skills and learn more about Vietnam’s policies.

Since it was first held in 2004, the annual Vietnam Summer Camp has attracted about 2,000 young people from more than 30 countries and territories.-VNA