***This webinar will be conducted in English.

According to the American Camp Association: "Camp provides children with a community of caring adults who nurture experiential education that results in self-respect and appreciation for human value. All of the outcomes — self-identity, self-worth, self-esteem, leadership, and self-respect — build personal competencies." Now, more than ever, our children deserve the chance to disconnect from technology and connect with people and the world around them.

During this sharing session, Mike Lewis (Houston) & Marco Reyes (Chicago), who have been running American-style camp experiences in China over 10 years, will offer their insights into the benefits of Camp, and why children need this experience in today's world.

This session will cover a variety of educational topics ranging from the historical background of modern camping to interpersonal skills attained through Camp. Topics will include: the importance of interpersonal communication, community building, stories of success, and overall benefit to growing minds. Parents or anyone who is interested in learning American Camp Culture should register for this webinar.

The tickets are limited and preference will be given to AmCham China members and employees of AmCham China member companies.

Microsoft Teams (web or app) is required to access this webinar. Registration is required and a weblink / URL will be provided for successful registrants to access the webinar through Microsoft Teams on Monday/June 29 afternoon. The registration will be close on Monday /June 29 at 3:00pm. If you have any inquires about this webinar, please contact Tingting Liu tliu@amchamchina.org.


12:30 PM - 12:35 PM
Intro Opening Remarks
12:35 PM - 1:20 PM
- Camp in 21st Century
- Interpersonal Communication Skills
- Community Building
- Challenge by Choice
- Chemistry of Community
1:20 PM - 1:30 PM


  • Marco D.Reyes (Director of 游美 YMCE Group)

    Marco D.Reyes

    Director of 游美 YMCE Group

    Marco D. Reyes, Co-founder and Director of YMCE Group, is an experienced Camp Professional based in China for the past 11 years. Member of the American Camp Association, founding contributor to the China Camp Education Alliance (CCEA), and elected Secretary of the International Camping Fellowship (ICF) in 2017, Marco remains educated and relevant on world-wide camp developments having visited over 125 camps in his career. He and his colleagues successfully have become a household name in the international camping industry much due to outreach, engagement, partnerships, strong relations, and overall exceptional programming for Chinese and American youth alike.
    Apart from Camp, Marco is President of the University of Illinois Alumni Club, Beijing, co-founder of the Big Ten Alumni Club of Beijing, a board member of Americans Promoting Study Abroad (APSA), and founder of the American citizen expat community, ‘Murrica’. His passions remain in organizing and connecting people.

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  • Michael Lewis (General Director of 游美 YMCE Group)

    Michael Lewis

    General Director of 游美 YMCE Group

    Michael “Mike” Lewis, Co-Founder and General Director of YMCE Group’s Camp Greenwoods has been running programs in China for the last decade with ownership of his own brand of American Camps for the past 5 years. Mike is an Eagle Scout and currently the Asia West District Training Chair for the BSA Far East Council. Beyond his scouting background, Mike is a member of the American Camp Association (ACA), founding contributor of the China Camp Education Alliance (CCEA), and has completed the International Camp Directors’ Course hosted by the International Camping fellowship (ICF). Over the years he has been a strong proponent of values based camping that is creating a positive impact on children in China and around the world.
    Mike is a proud father, certified in PET, non-violent communication, and anti-bullying. He applies all his knowledge and experience to his passion: making sure children have a safe place to discover who they want to be as he did growing up. He is a firm believer that Camp can change lives.

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