The weather is worse than expected and forecasted to be bad for the whole day. We think it is prudent to postpone until next Saturday. If you are here from out of town and next week is a hardship for you please contact the selection chairs to make alternate arrangements. Otherwise, we will be in touch with a new plan for January 31. Thank you!
We are still accepting applications for all programs.
The Selection Play Day (January 24) is a mandatory activity. The Selection Play date will be at Academy Hill School, 1190 Liberty St. Springfield from 10:00 – 4:00. Please bring a bag lunch.
All candidates should have been contacted by the Section Chairperson by now. If you have NOT been contacted and are concerned your application is lost please email email@example.com
Village Age 11
The Village is a unique four week international camp that was the original CISV program and is still its flagship. Delegates to this multilingual and multicultural experience participate in a mix of educational, cultural and sporting activities, which emphasize cooperative global and intercultural living.
Vasteras, Sweden June 26, to July 23, 2015. 2 girls & 2 boys, Leader
Bursa, Turkey June 26, to July 23, 2015 2 girls & 2 boys, Leader
Interchange Ages 12-13
Interchange encourages a deeper encounter between two cultures by placing young people within families. Group activities such as a mini-camp 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.
Araquara, Brazil July 1-15, Springfield hosts; July 17-31, Brazil hosts 3 girls & 4 boys, Leader
Step Up Age 14 and 15
Aimed at young teens, Step Up encourages participants to take responsibility for leadership and program planning. Each camp focuses on a specific educational theme. Participants work together to plan activities and discussions which build on the chosen theme.
Kiel, Germany (14 year olds) July 31 to August 22, 2015 2 girls & 2 boys, Leader
Biloxi, Mississippi (15 year olds) July 11 to August 2, 2015 2 girls & 2 boys, Leader
Junior Counselor Ages 16-17
Support for the CISV Village program. Delegates travel without a leader.
Sheffield, Great Britain July 25 to August 21, 2015 Female
Youth Meeting Ages 14-15, and 16-18
The short regional camps feature individual themes that allow young people to explore intercultural issues in a regional context. The program reinforces core CISV values, builds leadership and organizational skills, while promoting continued CISV involvement. Individual delegates travel without a leader.
Amager, Denmark(14 -15 years old) December 27, 2015, to January 3, 2016 3 boys, 3 girls, Leader
Graz, Austria (16- 18 years old) December 27, 2015, to January 3, 2016 Individual
Seminar Age 17-18
The short regional camps feature individual themes that allow young people to explore intercultural issues in a regional context. The program reinforces core CISV values, builds leadership and organizational skills, while promoting continued CISV involvement.
Oppland, Norway June 26 to July 16, 2015 Female
A beautiful video from our friends at CISV Norway:
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If you have given to the Annual Appeal, or the Peace of Cake Race, we thank you again. Please know that your gifts are appreciated. We want to be sure everyone has the opportunity to support our cornerstone program for peace education and building global friendship. All donors, in-kind, volunteer, and financial, will be recognized in our printed materials for the upcoming year.
Want to learn more or get involved? Contact the president Jennifer Metsch at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are the Greater Springfield Area chapter of Children’s International Summer Villages – USA