Since 1979, 4,200 young people from 105 countries have attended Legacy’s flagship project, the Global Youth Village (GYV), building skills in cooperative problem solving, cross-cultural communication, global awareness, conflict resolution, environmental action, and leadership.
Our campus lies in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Bedford, Virginia. In order to quickly build a strong, close-knit community, we keep our population small (between 45-65 youths) per session. Participants establish deep friendships with people from cultures vastly different from their own. Approximately 60% of the community is from North America, and the balance from other regions around the globe. The program provides high-caliber interactive workshop instruction on community activism, leadership, and dialogue; plus engaging recreational and cultural events.
Young people return home from GYV with:
References from past participants and their parents are available, please contact Callie Hubbard by email or by phone at 540-871-0882.
GYV is accredited by the American Camp Association.