Programmes - International

Village

The Village is a unique four week international camp that was the original CISV programme and is still its flagship programme. Delegates to this multilingual and multicultural experience participate in a mix of educational, cultural and sporting activities, which emphasizes cooperative global and intercultural living. Village programmes bring 4 youth and a leader from 12 different countries together along with staff members arranged by the local chapter, and 6 Junior Counsellors (16-17) from around the world.

Age
11
Duration
28 days
Size of Group
2 boys and 2 girls with an adult leader (age 21+).

Interchange

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 such as weekend camps are vital in complementing the intense in–depth family experience.

Interchange takes place in two phases with one delegation visiting another country and then reciprocating by hosting the delegation from the country they visited. Not only is this a profound intercultural experience for the youth participant, but it also engages the whole family, and potentially the community in which they live, in the CISV experience.

Step Up

Aimed at young teens, the Step Up Camp encourages participants to take responsibility for leadership and programme planning. Each camp focuses on a specific educational theme. Participants work together to plan activities and discussions which build on the chosen theme. Step Up camps bring delegations of 4 youth and 1 leader from 9 countries together with staff arranged by the hosting chapter. Step Up delegates organise, plan, learn, and run activities with support from their leaders and staff.

Age
14–15
Duration
21 Days
Size of Group
Delegations of 2 boys and 2 girls with an adult Leader (age 21+)

Seminar Camp

This personally challenging, intensive programme is facilitated by participants. Participants develop their own themes and agenda to explore issues and form opinions about individual, international and multicultural matters, within a framework which stresses positive conflict resolution. Seminar Camp fosters interest in the world as a whole and develops a sense of responsibility.

Youth Meeting (YM)

The short (either one or two weeks) regional camps feature individual themes that allow young people to explore intercultural issues in a regional context. The programme reinforces core CISV values, builds leadership and organizational skills, while promoting continued CISV involvement. Youth meetings focus on a specific theme, some camps are for delegations of younger youth, and some camps are for older youth who attend the meetings as individual delegates.

International People’s Project

This innovative programme is a way to learn while actively contributing to the community. In partnership with local organizations, delegates participate in hands–on work involving a specific theme or project, such as nature conservation or immigration. They also research the issue in their own countries and lead educational activities on the subject. Additional training may be provided by the partner or other experts in the field. This programme is ideal for adults/parents who want to experience the magic of CISV for themselves.

Check out the CISV Canada IPP video

News

PROGRAMME LEADERS NEEDED for SUMMER 2019
Application deadline: Dec. 14, 2018 to programmes@CISVvictoria.ca 

Options to lead small delegations of youth aged 11, 12-13, 14, and 15 on short programmes (lengths of 2, 3, & 4 weeks) to places ranging from Canada (Saskatoon), to Brazil, France, Argentina, Mexico, and Japan.  Must be age 21+   Application form on the green Resources tab.
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PROGRAMME APPLICANTS WANTED: Dec. 14, 2018 deadline. Applications on the green Resources tab.

Age 11: VILLAGE (del. of 4 + leader)

  • Belo Horizonte, Brazil: June 29 - July 26 - summer
  • Isere, France: July 5 - Aug 1 - summer
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina: Dec. 28/19-Jan, 20/20 - winter

Age 12-13:  YOUTH MEETING  (del. of 6 + leader)
Saskatoon, Canada: July 22- Aug. 5

Age 14:  STEP-UP (del of 4 + leader)
Queretaro, Mexico: July 5-27

Age 15: STEP-UP (del of 4 + leader)

Kanto, Japan: Aug 2-Aug 24

Age 16-18:  YOUTH MEETING - individual
Monterrey, Mexico: June 26-July 13

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Ages 17-18: SEMINAR CAMP - Individual.  Various.  Application form coming soon.    Summer:  Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, El Salvador, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Spain, Sweden, USA (New York & Pittsburgh).  Winter: Brazil, Guatemala, Singapore. Info: programmes
@CISVvictoria.ca

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Ages 11-19:  NATIONAL CAMP:  Toronto, ON:  Individual. mid-August 1 week.  Applications and info. come out in Spring 2019

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Age 19+: IPP:  "Building Bridges" Portugal: July 26-Aug 11, 2019, and waitlist options for Czech Republic, Italy, and Japan  See Resources tab for application form and more info. or email: ipp@cisvvictoria.ca


PEACE BUS 2019
: On a hiatus for 2019, as the programme is undergoing a review.

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CRIMINAL RECORD CHECKS (CRCs): 
CRCs are needed for all people over age 18 in a household hosting homestays or people volunteering at camps
Please email: riskmanager@
CISVvictoria.ca
 to check if you have a valid one on file or request the password and weblink.

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CISV VICTORIA CHAPTER VOLUNTEERS POSITIONS OPEN:

- Volunteer recruitment coordinator
- Leader/Staff recruitment coordinator
- Local Camp Coordinator

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CISV MEMBERSHIP: 
Obtain, or renew your annual membership. Forms are in the "Joining CISV" section of this site. As of Fall 2018, membership runs from October 1-September 30 each year starting this year. Individual (19+) and Family rates available: membership@
cisvvictoria.ca

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