Programmes

Village

A camp-based programme for 11-year-olds lasting 28 days

CISV Villages are international camps that bring 11 years olds together to learn from each other and the world around them. The children come together from many different countries to take part in a variety of educational, cultural, and fun activities.

Each Village welcomes delegations from 10-12 countries. Each delegation has two boys and two girls, accompanied by an adult leader. The camp is coordinated by adult staff, supported by Junior Counsellors (age 16-17).

A Village creates a safe, fun setting in which your child will learn, with children from around the world, about each others’ lives and cultures and how to communicate, cooperate, and live together.
The Village learning experience and the friendships they make will last your child a lifetime.

Step-Up

A camp-based programme for 14-15 year olds, lasting 23 days

CISV’s Step Up programme encourages young people to take a leading role in planning and organizing activities. The participants and their adult leaders use CISV’s peace education to guide the theme of the camp around which they plan activities, such as identity, democracy, or environmental protection.

Step Up delegations come from nine countries and are comprised of four young people, 2 girls, and 2 boys, who are accompanied by an adult leader. The camp is planned and run by adult staff with the participants.

Taking part in Step Up gives you the amazing opportunity to learn about important issues that affect us all and how they are thought about and dealt with in different countries and cultures. You will think about how to take your new knowledge and leadership skills and make active use of them in your school or community. Just as importantly, you will have fun and make new and lasting friendships.

Youth Meeting

A camp-based programme for 12-19 + year-olds, lasting either 8 or 15 days

Youth Meetings bring small groups of young people, of similar ages together from different countries within a region.

Youth Meetings are for 25-35 participants (aged 12-13, 14-15, 16-18 or 19+), coordinated by adult staff. Young people aged under 16 travel in delegations with an adult leader.

Join a Youth Meeting and explore aspects of a theme that affects us all, such as democracy, and share your perspectives and learn from each other. You will also think about how you can use what you gain from your experience – new understanding and planning and communication skills – beyond the camp in your school, college, or community. As with all of our programmes, you will find there is an emphasis on friendship and fun!

Seminar Camp

A camp-based programme for 17-18 year olds, lasting 21 days

This challenging, intensive programme is coordinated by the young participants. They develop their own agenda and explore global issues based on their backgrounds and interests through activities and in-depth discussions.

Seminar Camps are for 30 international participants, with the supervision and assistance of international adult staff.

Joining a Seminar Camp puts you in the driving-seat, planning and leading the programme with fellow participants. Being part of Seminar Camp’s group-living environment encourages you to take a creative and cooperative approach to problem-solving and resolving differences that can arise from healthy discussion. Friendship and fun ensure that your Seminar Camp experience is lasting and positive.