The 2nd Asia Pacific Deaf Youth camp (APDYC) was held from 12-19 January 2002 at the Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor Pursuits Centre in Turangi. Altogether, there were 43 Deaf youths from 12 countries, 15 youth leaders, 10 interpreters and a couple of guest speakers present.
New Zealand won the bid to host the 2nd APDYC in November 2000 and an intense period of fundraising started with the creation of the DEAFinitely Youth Group. One of the biggest achievements of the 2nd APDYC was bringing 9 deaf youth from Fiji, Samoa and French Polynesia due to receiving a $16,000 grant from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Staff from Air New Zealand Tahiti assisted with communication between the DEAFinitely Youth Group and a Tahitian association of the Deaf to pick two suitable Deaf youth from Tahiti to attend the camp.
The 3rd APDYC was held in Miyazaki, Japan from 31st October – 5 November 2006.