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The Village program is a four-week international camp. Twelve countries come together at a campsite somewhere in the world. Each delegation consists of two boys and two girls (age 11), and one adult leader. In addition, four Staff and six international Junior Counselors (age 16-17) participate in this multicultural camp, featuring a mix of educational, cultural, musical, art, and sport activities - all emphasizing cooperative living.
Seminar Camp is a 3-week multicultural experience for 17 and 18 year olds. The camp of 30-35 participants from many nations creates an environment of sharing ideas, concerns and living together as a community with the support of an international staff. Youth are encouraged to discover and form opinions about individual, international and intercultural matters. The Seminar Camp fosters interest in the world as a whole and develops a sense of responsibility for its peaceful survival. This unique program allows participants to create the camp and its goals with the help and guidance of the staff. During the camp participants:
Seminar Camp delegates do not participate as a delegation from a single chapter. No more than 4 delegates from any one nation may attend a single Seminar Camp, thus ensuring a wide diversity of cultures and points of view.
The Step Up is a three-week international camp for delegations of four youth age 13-15. The program is very similar to the Village concept, but is structured to allow youth to have a greater role in planning activities, and is aimed at slightly older children. This is a multi-cultural camp, which develops a particular theme through international activities and discussions. The emphasis is on youth leadership through adult facilitation.
The Interchange program is a bilateral, family centered exchange between two international CISV chapters for youth (ages 12-15). The delegation of up to five girls and five boys, plus an adult leader reciprocally hosts a partner of the same age and gender with similar interests for two to four weeks. This program encourages a deeper understanding of another culture by enabling young people to live as family members. Group activities involving both delegations are a vital component of the Interchange program.
A Youth Meeting is for those aged 12+. They are shorter camps that enable CISVers to re-enforce values presented in CISV Programs and to build skills in leadership and organisation.
This type of short camp is organized to provide an opportunity for young people to explore important intercultural issues and promote continued CISV participation at all ages!
The Youth Meeting evolved from local mini-camps arranged by many chapters as great weekend activities for past and future participants in other CISV programs. These proved so successful that their duration was increased during major school holidays. Finally, these camps became first national and then international, and their programme content was developed accordingly - until it evolved into the Youth Meeting that we now have today!
A Youth Meeting is for those aged 12+. They are shorter camps that enable CISVers to re-enforce values presented in CISV Programmes and to build skills in leadership and organisation.
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