“Summer Snapshot”#5 from CISV Jax

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017
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Welcome to the fifth Summer Snapshot of 2017!

We’re publishing weekly through our busy summer
to keep you up-to-date with all things CISV Jacksonville! 

This week our Jacksonville Step Up Ends, Ohio Village Returns, Sweden and Prague Interchanges enjoying experience, and El Salvador Delegate Returns!

Now…let’s see what’s happening!


Jacksonville Step Up Comes to a Close

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Step Up group exploring Jacksonville

Our Step Up in Jax ended on Saturday!
Throughout their time, the delegates planned 3 educational activities per day and enjoyed excursions throughout their visit. All of the delegates stepped up throughout the visit into a leadership role and honed their skills and responsibilities!
Click here for more photos.
Thank you to all the volunteers who made the camp so special!


Ohio Village Returns! 

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Ohio Village poses for a group photo in Cincinnati
Delegation Leader Brooke says “I was surprised by how Village was a learning experience for me as an adult leader.  With my new international friendships has come an even deeper pull for me to become an active global citizen.”

Sweden and Prague Interchanges Enjoy Staying with Host Families

Our Interchange friends are enjoying their time across the world, as well as enjoying family weekend.
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Above, time with host families enjoyed in Sweden. Below, American delegates show of their USA pride in Prague.

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Czech-USA Interchange with Prague skyline


Register Now

CISV USA Southern Regional Mini-Camp
September 1-4, 2017
Camp Suwanee

Hosted by our CISV chapter, this minicamp is designed for at least 50 Junior Branch members from CISV’s Southern Region.  Ages 10-21 are invited!

Click here for more information.
Register here.
Complete Health Form here.
Pay the Registration Fee here.

The discounted price ($150) is available until July 31.  The price increases to $175 after July 31, and all forms are due by August 11, 2017.


Travel Album

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Italy Step Up

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Spain Step Up in Madrid

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Sweden Interchange exploring the sights!

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All smiles from Canada Village 


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CISV Jax “Summer Snapshot”#4

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Issue #37
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Welcome to the fourth Summer Snapshot of 2017!
We’re publishing weekly through our busy summer to keep you up-to-date with all things CISV Jacksonville! 

This Snapshot will feature Jacksonville Step Up, Sweden and Czech Interchanges, Finland and Denver Youth Meetings, and Israel Seminar Camp!

Also make sure to read the sidebar about our upcoming events where we would love to see you, particularly the Step Up Camp Breakdown July 22nd!

Sign up for Labor Day weekend Minicamp below.

 


Jacksonville Step Up Continues 
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Jacksonville Step Up participates in a day of trust building activites to build friendships.
The Step Up delegates have a “hero” theme and are in charge of their schedule and activites, dubbing themselves “The League”. Each day is planned to revolve around a global issue decided by delegates. Pictured above are the delegates working on some of their chosen trust building activities. Click here for more photos!

Sweden and Czech Interchanges Leave for Prague and Malmo

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Big welcome for Prague Interchange!

Our Jacksonville interchange delegates arrived in Prague, Czech Republic (age 12 & 13) and Malmo, Sweden (age 14 & 15)! They have been busy getting to know their host families, sight seeing, and starting group activities! The Prague delegation has visited the Prague Zoological Gardens and the Invisible Exhibition, which shows delegates what life would be like without sight!
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Sweden Interchange airport selfie!

Israel Seminar Camp Departs

Our delegate will be staying in Na’an,
which is the center of Israel! About 87% of people in Israel speak English and delegates will experience
many different kinds of terrain while there.
Israel has beaches, a desert, and mountains with weather being extremely hot in the day and cool at night!
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Our Seminar Camp participant in the airport departing for Israel!

 Denver Youth Meeting Delegate Raya Leaves for Colorado

Our Jacksonville delegate to Youth Meeting in Denver is off to a great start meeting with others from Argentina, Brazil, Italy, Sweden, and more! The camp theme is exploring the footholds to master in climbing
the mountain that is Human Rights.
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Did you know? A Youth Meetings bring small groups of participants of a similar age together from different countries within a region. They explore issues that affect all their countries in some way and share their different perspectives.


Caroline Reflects on Seminar Camp

Caroline returned from Seminar Camp in Italy and says, “Seminar was such a rewarding experience. We were able to set our own agenda and decide what we wanted to discuss. We had lots of interesting debates and explored topics such as feminism, 1st world intervention into 3rd world customs, and cultural stereotypes. It was a very cohesive group and we look forward to a reunion in the future.”

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Caroline and CISV friend enjoying the views of beautiful Italy!


Register Now!
CISV USA Southern Regional Mini-Camp
September 1-4, 2017
Camp Suwanee

Hosted by our CISV chapter, this minicamp is designed for at least 50 Junior Branch members from CISV’s Southern Region.  Ages 10-21 are invited!

Click here for more information.
Register here.
Complete Health Form here.
Pay the Registration Fee here.

The discounted price ($150) is available until July 31.  The price increases to $175 after July 31, and all forms are due by August 11, 2017.


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Enjoying excursion to Venice with the Italy Step Up Camp!

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Ohio Village is out on the town!

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Part of the Prague Interchange detours through Paris!


That’s all for this week! We hope you enjoyed it!
If you have news you would like to share in a future issue, please e-mail Lynn Bailey.

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“Real cultural diversity results from the interchange of ideas, products, and influences, not from the insular development of a single national style.”
Tyler Cowen

Summer Educational Adventures: CISV Jax “Summer Snapshot”#3

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Tuesday, July 12, 2017 Issue #36
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Welcome to the third Summer Snapshot of 2017!

We’re publishing weekly through our busy summer to keep you up-to-date with all things CISV Jacksonville! 

This Snapshot will feature Step-Ups to  Spain and Italy, Interchanges with Sweden and the Czech Republic and Step Up Camp Open Day! Sign up for Labor Day weekend Minicamp below.


Step-Ups in Italy and Spain Get Underway
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The Step-Up Spain delegation at the airport ready for a great adventure in Madrid.
“Right to Youth” is the theme for the 2017 Step-Up Italy camp held in Ferrera, a village in Northern Italy. The theme for the 2017 Step- Up Spain is “Upgrading Human Rights” since and will be held in Madrid. Both groups have departed for their destination!
Click here for photo album for Spain Step Up.
Click here for photo album for Italy Step Up.

Sweden and Czech Republic Interchanges Enjoy Time in Jacksonville!
Our delegates held their National Nights here in Jacksonville! During their national night, the Swedes shared Swedish cuisine (Swedish meatballs, chocolate, smoked fish, and other foods), led Midsummer’s dances, kicked off an Abba dance party and shared fun facts about Sweden. During the Czech Republic national night, the delegates spoke about the strong history of their country, shared many tradtional foods (like potato pancakes, poppyseed cake, and Karlovy Vary spa wafers), and led a traditional folk dance.  Click here for online photo album for the Sweden Interchange. Click here for online photo album for the Czech Republic Interchange. 
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Did you know: The first Interchange was held in 1961. Interchange takes place in two ‘phases’ – your child joins a delegation that visits another country and is hosted there by a CISV family. Then in return you and your family host a child from the delegation from the country your child visited. Interchange exchanges give your whole family the chance to experience another culture and make new friends and to be part of your local CISV community.
The interchange delegates have been enjoying the sights and attractions of Florida! Groups visited Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Universal Studios, the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp games, and enjoyed family weekend together!

 Step Up Camp Open Day 

At Open Day, delegations sang their national anthem and shared fun facts about their country.  The Vietnam delegation shared a traditional dance while the Mexico delegation led a fun repeat-after-me energizer.  The Sweden delegation demonstrated the traditional “little frog” dance to celebrate the Midsummer festival, and the Austrians taught the Open Day crowd a typical Austrian song. Check out the photo gallery in the Florida Times Union and the chapter’s online Step Up Open Day photo album.
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Did you know that Jonas, the leader of the Swedish delegation at our Jacksonville Step Up 2017, came to Village as an 11-year old at the same Jacksonville school location in 2002.  Eleanor Fails-Hayden was the Village director in 2002.  Eleanor, Jonas and Bob, who staffed that 2002 Village, reunited at the Open Day and visited the tree they planted at the school in 2002.  See the photo in  our chapter’s online Step Up Open Day photo album


Seminar Camp Delegate Returns

A seminar camp delegate has returned from Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy!
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Register Now!
CISV USA Southern Regional Mini-Camp
September 1-4, 2017
Camp Suwanee

Hosted by our CISV chapter, this minicamp is designed for at least 50 Junior Branch members from CISV’s Southern Region.  Ages 10-21 are invited!

Click here for more information.
Register here.
Complete Health Form here.

The discounted price ($150) is available until July 31.  The price increases to $175 after July 31, and all forms are due by August 11, 2017.


That’s all for this week! We hope you enjoyed it! If you have news you would like to share in a future issue, please e-mail Lynn Bailey. See you next week!

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“Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free.”
14th Dalai Lama

Discover the World: CISV Jax “Summer Snapshot” #2

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017 Issue #35
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Welcome to the second Summer Snapshot of 2017!

This Snapshot will feature our Step Up Jacksonville, Interchanges with Prague and Sweden, Villages to Portugal,  Canada and Belgium, Youth Meeting to Finland, and Seminar to El Salvador. 

Our Delegates for “Social Justice League” Step Up in Jacksonville have arrived. 
We are hosting delegates from 9 countries for a 3-week Step Up camp in Jacksonville.  The delegates have answered the call
to join the training ground, develop their powers and
hone their skills as champions of human rights.
Our CISV community welcomed the delegates for their first weekend and showed them many of the fun things our city has to offer.
Click here to see our Jacksonville Step Up photo album.

Thank you to our host families!

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Did you know the first Step Up was held in 1985. CISV’s Step Up program 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 around which they plan activities, such as identity, democracy, or environmental protection.  Step Up delegations come from 9 countries and are comprised of 4 young people, 2 girls and 2 boys, who are accompanied by an adult leader. The camp is coordinated by adult staff.

Czech Republic and Sweden Interchange Delegations Enjoy First Week

The 10 delegates from Prague and 6 delegates from Sweden arrived in Jacksonville last Sunday to a great welcome from their American hosts.  All three countries – USA, Czech Republic and Sweden – went together to minicamp and participated in typical CISV activities.
See minicamp photo album.

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First week activities also included going to a Jumbo Shrimp game and visiting Amelia Island, Kennedy Space Center, Daytona Speedway and St. Augustine.
Thanks to Devin, Kathryn, and Ani for staffing the minicamp!

  Village Delegation Leaves for London, Canada

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Our Jacksonville delegates are going to “We the People” Village.  We the People is a concept that says by working as a group, the power of the individual is magnified. Anything can be achieved when we work in unison. We must stand up for ourselves, and act in a way that respects all members of society, and helps us grow together.

Portugal Village Underway

Our delegation left Jacksonville in time to arrive in Portugal for the start of the “This World is a Village” Village. The main CISV theme this year is Human Rights. That’s why it is important to be aware that, after all, This World is a Village, and everybody counts! We hope that our villagers leave the camp tolerant and aware of their  neighbors, wherever they go in the future!
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Delegates to Finland Youth Meeting, El Salvador Seminar Camp and Belgium Village Jr. Counselor Take off for their Programs
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Emily leaves to be a Jr. Counselor in Belgium; Felipe heads out for Seminar Camp in El Salvador; and Luke is on his way to an International Youth Meeting in Finland.

Save the Date!
CISV USA Southern Regional Mini-Camp
September 1-4, 2017
Camp Suwanee
Hosted by our CISV chapter, this minicamp is designed for at least 50 Junior Branch members from CISV’s Southern Region.

More info to come.

The discounted price ($150) is available until July 31.  The price increases to $175 after July 31, and all forms are due by August 11, 2017.

That’s all for this week! We hope you enjoyed it!
If you have news you would like to share in a future issue, please e-mail Lynn Bailey at cisvjax@gmail.com.

See you next week!

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