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. But even if you're older than 11, it's never to late to get involved in the fun, friendship and educational experience.
Safe in our hands
The safety of your child is paramount. With over 60 years experience of running camp-based programmes, 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, the DC Chapter has an active youth-led Junior Branch, which is not a program but a great way to be involved in local activities.
Village [Age: 11]
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.
Seminar Camp [Age: 17-18]
This personally challenging, intensive program 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.
Interchange [Ages:12-15] (includes family participation)
While based on the same educational principles as CISV’s camp-based programs, Interchange encourages a deeper encounter between two cultures by placing young people within families.
Youth Meeting [Age: 12-19+]
Youth Meetings bring small groups of young people, of similar ages together from different countries within a region...
Step Up [Ages: 14-15]
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...
International People's Project [Age: 19+]