As of today, Agape will accept scholarship applications (application form found at the bottom of this page) for the 2016 international adults camps. The application deadline is March 1st, 2016, but for the very last scholarship available the deadline is now moved to 30th of April.
Everyone who is interested in the theme of a camp and who is willing to be involved in it’s community life is able to take part in it. These are the basic things that are needed in order to have meaningful meetings with each other and a real exchange of ideas. At the beginning of its history, Agape was mainly attended by Protestants. However, very soon Catholics and non-believers began to take part in the camps too. Today Agape is attended by people that identfy themselves in many and varied spiritual practises.
INTERNATIONAL THEOLOGICAL CAMP, 07/30-08/06
Childhood in the Bible: a path between Ancient and New Testament
INTERNATIONAL WORKCAMP CAMP, 08/06-08/13
Felicità, felicidad, happiness, bonheur, Fröehlichkeit, шчасце, 幸せ, ευτυχία, счастье, mutluluk, kabungahan.
We seek it and we know what we want to find…
INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL CAMP, 08/13-08/20
Migration: Breaking down boundaries on a journey towards a common home
For more information on the camps themselves and this year’s themes, updates will be posted on the website, in the general program.
Agape provides scholarships for people over eighteen who want to take part in the international camps at Agape. In particular we would like to offer scholarships to people from the Southern Hemisphere and Eastern Europe to further their participation in our international camps. We can reimburse some travel expenses and fund the cost of staying at Agape. Regretfully, we are not able to meet every request for financial aid since the demand is greater than the funds that we have available. All applications will be considered carefully.
In particular, Agape appreciates applications from people who would like to take part in all our three international camps and stay longer as a workcamp volunteer.
Scholarships are awarded to applicants according to the following criteria. It is very important that you refer to these points when completing the application. Priority will be given to applicants:
- who have never attended a camp at Agape
- who show interest in Agape’s activities and are motivated to come to Agape
- who are willing to participate in other Agape activities (2-4 weeks of workcamp, at least one other international camp)
- who belong to a group that is already a part of Agape’s existing network or a group that wishes to build links with Agape
- who can provide a letter of support from an organization (church, association etc) which supports their application and participation in the camp
- whose expenses are in part covered by their organization/local groups
- who will share their experience with other people once they return to their community
What to Apply for
In completing the scholarship application form, please tell us how much of your travel fare you will need reimbursed. We suggest that you apply for between 50% – 90% of travel costs and for the cost of staying at Agape. We also encourage you to apply within your organization for some financial assistance. External financial support will help us to make camp scholarships available to a greater number of participants in need of assistance.
Please Do the Following:
1. Fill out the application form found at the bottom of this page
2. Send a support letter to:
AGAPE CENTRO ECUMENICO
borgata Agape, 1
10060 Prali (TO) Italy
Sending your Application
The application for 2015 must be submitted no later than April 15, 2015.
What Happens Next
We will let you know the status of your application as quickly as possible. Once you receive a letter of acceptance, please fill out the second form on our website: the definitive booking which includes all travel details. The office can also help participants find the most economical travel rates and send the necessary invitations and documents for visas.
Travel to Agape and Reimbursement
Travel costs will be reimbursed at the beginning of the camp in Euros (not possible in dollars or other currency). We do not usually provide funding before the camp begins. Please arrive in Turin airport. Arriving at Milano Malpensa airport is suggested only if travel costs are significantly lower (more than 80 Euros). Please check your application before leaving your country and present all your travel receipts upon arrival at Agape. Without receipts you will not receive reimbursement. In case of electronic ticket, please provide the receipt with the total amount of reimbursement you require. Participants are expected to arrange their own travel to Agape. You should plan to arrive at the airport in the morning of the first day so that you will be able to arrive at Agape between 4 pm and 8 pm on the evening of the camp’s start date.
Attendance at the Camp
All scholarship recipients are expected to attend 100% of the camp/conference and join all activities. No late arrival is possible. You should plan to leave only on the last day of the camp, usually in the morning, unless you are staying on to volunteer for work camp. In case of late arrival or early departure, scholarship reimbursement will not be released.