Starting with children

CISV programs are for all ages. Our original and unique Village program for 11-year-olds is a great introduction to the fun, friendship and educational experience that CISV offers.

For all ages

CISV offers educational programs for children and young people and we have opportunities for people of all ages to participate and volunteer!

Programs are selected at our CISV In Motion Conference in mid-to-late October and are posted soon thereafter.

* All Junior Counselors, Seminar Camp Participants (via phone), Adult Leaders & Staff attend both Local and National Leadership Training

2018 Program Interest Survey - Atlanta Chapter - survey link

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 International Program Age group 2018 Program Interest Survey - Atlanta Chapter - survey link
 Village 11 Michigan City/Lakeshore, IN, USA (V-2018-055) 06/29/2018 to 07/26/2018 - Delegation (2 boys/   2 girls)
 Junior Counselor - Village 16-17 COMPLETESträngnäs, Sweden (V-2018-051) 06/29/2018 to 07/26/2018 - Individual (male)
 Youth Meeting - Delegation 12-13 or 14-15 NO 2018 OPPORTUNITIES - Delegation (3 boys/3 girls)
 Interchange 13-14 (12-15) Telemark, Norway (I-2018-011) 07/01/2018 to 07/30/2018 - Delegation (3 boys/3 girls)
     - First Phase - USA Atlanta Hosting - 07/01/2018 to 07/15/2018
     - Second Phase - NOR Hosting - 07/16/2018 to 07/30/2018
 Step Up 15 (14-15) RETURNED DUE TO PROGRAM DATE CHANGEMexico City, Mexico (C-2018-027)   07/21/2018 to 08/12/2018 - 15 yr olds - Delegation (2 boys/2 girls)
 Seminar Camp 17-18 COMPLETETegucigalpa, Honduras (S-2018-009) 07/06/2018 to 07/26/2018 - Individual (female)
 apply through CISV USA - click here for application info
 Youth Meeting - Individual 16-18 (16-18 or 19+) COMPLETE - Aarhus, Denmark (Y-2018-016) 07/14/2018 to 07/28/2018 - 16-18 yr old -  Individual - 15 day
 COMPLETE - MaharashtraIndia (Y-2018-032) 12/27/2018 to 01/03/2019 - 16-18 yr old -  Individual - 8 day
 International People's Project 19+ apply through CISV USA - click here for application info
 National Program  
 National Mini Camp - NMC 11-25 Brandywine Valley, Pennsylvania - 05/25/2018 to 05/28/2018
 Fortnight - National Camp 16-18 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - 07/15/2018 to 07/29/2018 - 16-18 yr old - Individual - 15 day
 Regional Program  
 Regional Mini Camp - SRMC 10-25 Jacksonville, Florida - 08/31/2018 to 09/03/2018
 Local Program  
 Chattanooga Mini Camp 10-25 Chattanooga, Tennessee - 01/19/2018 to 01/21/2018
 Mosaic All ages no offerings for 2017

Safe in our hands

The safety of your child is paramount. With over 60 years experience of running camp-based programs, you can be assured that your child is safe with us. Read more about child safety and protection in CISV

At home and away  

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

What your child will gain from a CISV program

Taking part in a CISV educational program is an experience that will have a powerful and positive impact on your child for life. They will have the opportunity to make lasting friendships with other children from around the world in a fun, safe environment.

The positive impact of meeting and making friends with children from other countries and cultures cannot be overestimated. Your child will gain a global perspective and come to understand their part in our global community.

While we put an emphasis on fun and friendship, at the core of everything we do is our aim to educate and inspire young people to realize their full potential. The curriculum in each of our programs is age-appropriate and delivered using our informal, 'learning by doing' approach. We will help your child to develop an 'anything is possible' attitude, leadership and communication skills and an understanding of the world around them.

Do you want to send your child to a CISV program? The first step is to find your CISV National Association. They will be able to tell you about CISV programs they are hosting or taking part in and put you in touch with your nearest CISV Chapter.

Your practical questions

Your CISV National Association or local CISV Chapter will be able to answer all your questions about the practical things you need to know about sending your child to a CISV program. They will be able to advise you on everything from how much pocket-money your child should take and the clothes they need to pack, to details of the travel arrangements and camp-site.


The cost of sending your child to an international CISV program varies from country to country. As a not-for-profit organization, we work hard to keep our fees as low as possible. Because of the travel involved, our international programs are more expensive, but there are always ways for your child to get involved with CISV locally through our Junior Branch and Mosaic program. Your CISV National Association or  local CISV Chapter will be able to give you full details of costs.

Your family and CISV

Your child will have many exciting tales to tell when they return from one of our programs. There are many ways for you and the rest of your family to also get a taste of the CISV experience! Read more about the CISV family experience.

Our standards

CISV has over 60 years experience of organizing camp-based programs for children and young people. You can be assured of the high quality of supervision and care we take with our youngest participants. Read about our child safety and protection. 

Is your child attending a CISV programme? Look in resources for all the forms, documents and information you need.

Program Opportunities in other 
CISV USA Chapters