To the four million Lebanese are now added more than two million Palestinian, Syrian and Iraqi refugees. This massive arrival poses serious economic problems and as long as Lebanon's heavy past with its neighbouring countries is still alive there are some real historical tensions.


Being idle and without work, many families are now suffering from isolation and poverty in Lebanon, and many children have no chance of going on vacation during the summer. SOS Chrétiens d’Orient decided to set up summer camps to bring children out of their difficult daily life to try to make some smiles and to create new friendships.

Iseult, former volunteer in Lebanon

This summer, I would like to offer these children the opportunity to escape from their daily lives and to make them live a real holiday thanks to SOS Chrétiens d’Orient.

The Summer camps organized by SOS Chrétiens d’Orient take place during July and August. Every year hundreds of children take part in these camps. Throughout the day many activities are organized by volunteers: dance, theatre, tournaments, DIY, drawing, races, choirs, prayers, sports activities, learning courses... whether inside or outside, all work together to share ideas and games to create happy memories. These summer camps not only allow children to live unforgettable moments, but also volunteers to live a hectic and full life experience.

Ten summer camps will take place this summer in Lebanon and will host more than 900 children. Each Summer Camp costs an average of 2.000 euros.

Help us make the summer camps live in Lebanon!



Volunteering is a commitment for a defined period. The volunteer is committed to a mission to serve others. To volunteer at SOS Chrétiens d’Orient you must:

- be older than 18 years old

- stay for a minimum for 1 month

- being in good physical shape

- have parental agreement for a possible departure

"I ask you to be revolutionary. Have the courage to go to counter-current. And also have the courage to be happy!" Pope Francis, July 28, speech to the volunteers of the WYD, Rio de Janeiro.

"I ask you to be revolutionaries. Have the courage to go against the grain. And have the courage to be happy!"

Pope Francis,

July 28, speech to WYD volunteers, Rio de Janeiro.