What happens on a regular day at a program?
Each program has a full curriculum that includes activities and games to educate and inspire individuals to become active and contributing members of a peaceful society—active global citizens. Most days participants engage in 3-5 activities based on the four content areas of CISV activities (Diversity, Human Rights, Conflict and Resolution, and Sustainability), free time and leisure time, delegation time, mealtime, and cleaning time.
Is the age of children considered?
Camps for 14-18 year olds require delegates to take ownership of the program. Delegates usually split up into “planning groups.” Each planning group is challenged to work together and required to plan 1-4 activities during camp. Camps for 11-13 year olds are designed primarily by leaders and staff, but allow the option for delegates to plan activities.
What's for dinner?
Regional food. Special needs of the children (vegetarian, allergies, no pork, ...) are taken into consideration.
What about religious services?
CISV is not affiliated with any religion. If a participant wants to participate in religious services while on a program, contact the host chapter as soon as possible. Most religious practices can be accommodated.
Can participants use mobile phones, tablets, or laptops while at program?
Delegates are prohibited from using electronic devices during camp, leaders and staff may use mobile phones, tablets, and most laptops during designated times and out of sight of delegates for communication with parents and emergencies only. Without the distraction of technology, delegates can fully immerse themselves in camp. Devices may be incorporated during family-based Interchange programs.
What if there is an emergency at camp?
Our staff and leaders are prepared for most situations and follow the CISV Crisis Plan implemented by the local chapter. Each program has at least one staff member trained in CPR and First Aid. Additionally, all local CISV boards include trained risk managers.