From the Chapter President:


 Where did the youth from the Springfield Area go this summer?

Click 2015 Summer Travel Programs to find out more

We are still accepting applicants for the winter Youth Meetings and are also accepting applications for next Summer.  Email Marie at: for more information.  If you need some extra motivation to apply, watch this video!


 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 




Thank you to everyone that braved the cold for the

Setting the Pace for Peace 5K and Family Fun Walk.

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 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 Marie Lachenmeyer at:

We are the Greater Springfield Area chapter of Children’s International Summer Villages – USA