The purpose of the camp is to show appreciation for the sacrifice and contribution of United Nations Forces in the Korean War and to maintain positive ties with descendants (grandchildren) of those veterans. Invitations for this MPVA program are administered through the Korean Embassies abroad, in cooperation with established Korean War Veteran organizations.
They attend lectures and visit historic sites in Korea to become acquainted with the contributions and achievements of their grandfathers. They have an opportunity to experience Korean culture and travel throughout Korea. They view examples of Korean industry and technology, which contrasts vividly with the agrarian nature of Korea during the time that their grandfathers served here. Visits are made to the Demilitarized Zone, the United Nations Memorial Cemetery, etc.
In 2009, the first Peace Camp for Youth Program was held with 120 participants from Australia, Canada, Colombia, New Zealand, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Korea.