The building blocks of global friendship
Conventional education focuses on knowledge and skills. However, at CISV we believe the most effective learning takes place when we have engaging first-hand experiences. We believe in building global friendships, starting with children, but that's not where it stops. While the Village program, for 11 year children, is the cornerstone of our educational philosophy, it's just the first building block. We also offer a range of multicultural experiences to youth and adults, providing the opportunity to experience the CISV philosophy and live our values.
CISV chapters around the world host a range of programs for different age groups. We try to ensure that quality and general content are similar, no matter where the activity takes place. CISV also endeavors to keep participation fees as low as possible. There are opportunities to learn at the local, regional, national, and international level. Participation begins at the local chapter level, where members have the opportunity to apply for international experiences. We have ten unique programs starting with children from age 10.
It is important to mention that CISV members are NOT required to travel to be a part of the Junior Branch (JB). We offer regular activities and service projects, so your child can become a part of an organization that is inclusive and fun! Parents and siblings are encouraged to attend, too.
When filling out applications for our programs, be sure to use this guide to help you determine which forms are required for each program. Completed applications should be snail mailed to CISV Miami County, P O Box 836, Troy, OH 45373. A $10 per person application fee, payable to CISV Miami County, should accompany all applications. Applications are due by Friday, January 25, 2019.
Selection Mini Camp (which is for those who are applying for travel programs) will be held Friday, February 1, starting at 6pm. A brief parent meeting will be held around 6:15pm and should last about 30-60 minutes. All Step Up, Youth Meeting, and Junior Counselor applicants will interview Friday night. All Village and Interchange applicants will interview on Saturday, February 9, at Winans in Piqua. There will be a sign up sheet for February 9th interviews available at Selection Mini Camp on Friday, February 1. Please be sure to sign your Village and Interchange applicant up for an interview. All non-applicants (previous delegates on hand for Selection Mini Camp) must be picked up by 10pm on Friday, February 1. All applicants, including those applying for leader and staff positions, will be staying overnight with a pick up time of 10am on Saturday, February 2. Each applicant should bring a sleeping bag, pillow, pajamas, toothbrush, and wear comfortable clothing. The location has limited facilities, so no shower supplies are needed. Dinner, snacks, and a simple breakfast will be provided. Due to liability reasons, membership dues must be paid in full prior to attending Selection Mini Camp. Dues are $50 per family or $35 per 18+ adult. Dues can be paid here.
After interviews and selections are made, additional paperwork will be required.
Junior Branch (JB) - Ages 10-25
Village - Age 11 (at least one day between June 1 and August 31)
Interchange - Ages 12-13
Step Up - Age 14 (at least one day between June 1 and August 31)
Junior Counselor (JC) (Must be 16 on first day of camp!!)
Individual Youth Meeting - Ages 16-18
Delegation Youth Meeting - Ages 12-15
Fortnight - Ages 16-18
Seminar Camp - Ages 17-18
International People's Project - Ages 19+
Mosaic - All ages
More information regarding Our Programs available here