Berry College hosts "Olympic Youth Camp" 20th anniversary exhibit

"Olympic Youth Camp: A Cultural Exchange" celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Atlanta games. | File photo

The Berry College Memorial Library is hosting an exhibit called "Olympic Youth Camp: A Cultural Exchange" to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Olympic Youth Camp. 

The exhibit will be on display in the archives section of the library through December.

The exhibit will feature the Olympic Youth Camp Berry College hosted that was coordinated with the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, which were held in Atlanta. The exhibition will begin on the second floor of the library outside of archives with a display. It will then continue through archives and conclude in the reading room. 

The Olympic Youth Camp played host to 458 individuals from more than 150 nations, each of whom were chosen to participate and wound up becoming part of a cultural exchange festival. The event would have a profound effect on Berry and the campers by sharing experiences and cultural norms.

The exhibit is open during Berry College Memorial Library archive hours weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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