LYF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit with the mission to guide youth toward a deeper understanding of Taiwanese-American identity and culture and to nurture curious, open minds to actively engage in the community.

Established in 1983 as Taiwanese American Youth Leadership (TAYL), the camp originally started as a place where first generation Taiwanese parents could pass on their culture and values. Over the years, the camp has evolved to help the youth of all generations build skills to handle the challenges they might face as Taiwanese-American citizens and their everyday life.

The primary event through which we strive to accomplish our mission is through our annual LYF Camp. LYF Camp is a mashup of the typical American summer camp experience and traditional Taiwanese culture. Outside of LYF Camp, our organization also plays host to a number of community events. We proudly hold development workshops such as college admissions, and community building events such as reunions and festivals.


Meet the 2021-2022 Board of Directors

LYF is run by a board of directors who guides the overall organizational direction and oversees aspects such as marketing, fundraising, camp logistics and programming, design, and community relations.


Our LYF Officers

The LYF Officer team is an extension of the board and helps out with various on-going projects such as archive management, social media development, website, promotional design, alumni and first generation involvement, etc.

Michelle Chen
Internal Team

Josh Chiu
Internal Team

Julia Lin
Internal Team

Eileen Wong
Internal Team

Eugene Che
External Team

Christopher Lee
External Team

Sean Li
External Team

Christie Lin
External Team

Justin Pan
External Team

Maya Shih
External Team Camper Intern

Michael Chen
Design Team

Kevin Lai
Design Team

Anton Lee
Design Team

Christie Neo
Design Team

Bianca Wu
Design Team


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