Village (11 yrs.)

A camp-based programme for 11-year-olds, lasting 28 days. The first Village, our original programme, was held in 1951. CISV Villages are international camps that inspire 11-year-old children to imagine a more just and peaceful world. The children come together from many different countries to take part in a variety of educational, cultural and fun activities. […]

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Interchange (12-15 yrs.)

Two-way family exchange programme for 12–15 year old; each exchange lasts between 14 to 28 days. While based on the same educational principles as CISV’s camp-based programmes, Interchange encourages a deeper encounter between two cultures by placing young people within families. Group activities during the exchange, such as a mini-camp, are a vital complement to […]

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Youth Meeting (12-19 yrs.)

A camp-based programme for 12-19+ year-old, lasting either 8 or 15 days, the first Youth Meeting was held in 1969. 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 […]

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Step-Up Camp (14-15 yrs.)

A camp-based programme for 14-15 year olds, lasting 21 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 […]

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Int’l. People’s Project (19+ yrs.)

An international community-based programme for people aged 19+, lasting 14-23 days International People’s Projects (IPPs) are locally run projects that benefit a community and its environment. In partnership with local organizations, a group of volunteers from at least four different countries work together on a community project, such as combating environmental degradation, support for immigrants or […]

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Mosiac (For All)

Mosaic is CISV’s local community-based programme for participants of all ages. Mosaic can be anything from a one-off event to a year-long project. Mosaic projects are planned and delivered by our Chapters, using CISV’s educational approach, and each one responds to local needs and interests in a meaningful way. Most projects are designed and run […]

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Seminar Camp (17-18 yrs.)

A camp-based programme for 17-18 year olds, lasting 21 days, the first Seminar Camp was held in 1959. This personally challenging, intensive programme is coordinated by the young participants themselves. 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 […]

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Most of our programmes are international but, closer to home, we also have our local community based Mosaic programme. Most of our Chapters have an active youth-led Junior Branch, which is not a programme but a great way to be involved in local activities.