Final 2017 Summer Snapshot

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 
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Here’s our final Summer Snapshot  for 2017!

What a great summer we’ve had, from our travel programs to hosting an awesome Step Up.

All 2017 summer participants and parents
See you Friday night at !
Shepherd of the Woods 7860 Southside Blvd!
(
Aug. 18; 7-9:30p)


Register Now for Labor Day Minicamp
Registration Closes Next Week!

Hosted by our CISV chapter, this minicamp  features CISV activities with a Wizard of Oz theme for kids from CISV’s Southern Region Chapters.  Ages 10-21 are invited!

Click here for more information.
Register youth here.
Register as an adult chaperone here.
Complete Health Form here.
Pay the Registration Fee here.

The price is now $175.
Deadline to register and turn in all forms is
Friday, August 25, 2017.


Seminar Camper Returns from Israel

“Out of all the programs that I have done with CISV seminar camp is the most rewarding. It brings together all the things I have learned throughout my other programs. We were no longer the taught, but the participants and staff worked together to run our camp.  There was a freedom that I had not experienced before, and I found it to be life changing. It truly was one of the most enjoyable times
in my life,” – said Whit who recently returned from a Seminar Camp in Israel
where he spent 3 weeks exploring global issues with
other 17 and 18 year olds from around the world.

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Youth Meeting Delegate to Spain-Observations

“My youth meeting in Spain was one of the most unique CISV camp experiences I have ever had. Through simple and interesting conversations we were able to learn so much about each other and our countries, and I now feel more knowledgeable because of it,”  – remarked CISV Jax delegate Olivia after attending a 2-week international youth meeting with participants from the UK, Sweden, Japan, France, Italy, Croatia, Germany, Spain, Lithuania, Lebanon and China.

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2017 Summer Re-CapCISV Jacksonville is one of the most active in the US. In the Summer of 2017 we sent more than 50 youth and adult delegates and leaders to represent our chapter.  Click the links for photo albums for each program:

CISV Jacksonville also hosted a Step Up camp. Check out the Open Day and Step UpJax photo album.

Click here to view our Summer Snapshot archives.

We are so grateful to all who made our summer such a success!


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That’s it for Summer Snapshots for 2017!
We hope you’ ve enjoyed them as much as we have. 

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Back in Jax! Summer Snapshot #7 from CISV Jax

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Wednesday,  August 9, 2017 
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Welcome to the 7th Summer Snapshot of 2017!

Our Interchange delegations return from Sweden & Prague.
Belgium Jr. Counselor & Denver Youth Mtg back.
CISVers reflect on their experiences!

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 youth here.
Register as an adult chaperone here.
Complete Health Form here.
Pay the Registration Fee here.

The discounted price ($150) deadline extended to Fri, Aug 11.  The price increases to $175 after Aug 11  and all forms are due by August 28, 2017.


Prague Interchange Back from Busy Times

“My most favorite CISV experience was the interchange this year because I made so many friends.I made friends in our delegation, the Czech delegations, and even the German and Swedish delegations we met during minicamps. We laughed all the time and learned valuable information.”
– Bella, Interchange delegate, age 12.

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“I was new to CISV and a bit nervous to be leading an interchange, but I had a great group of kids and a co-leader who made it a phenomenal experience for me.   We shared so many laughs and memories and became a big, crazy family. They showed me exactly what it means to be a part of CISV and I am thrilled to have had this opportunity.” – Brittney, Interchange Leader

Click here for a video of the travel phase in Prague.
Click here for a video of the hosting phase in Jacksonville.


Sweden Interchange Finishes the Travel Phase 
Allison, leader of the Swedish Interchange says, “Our interchange was thoroughly uniting. Everyone came together as one big family, and that’s what I cherish the most.”

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“My favorite times were going with the group in a casual setting and getting to know a new group of friends.” – Jack, Swedish Interchange Delegate

See the Sweden Interchange Photo Album.


JC to Belgium Village Builds Global Friendships
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“Being a JC was one of the best experiences I have ever had.  I connected so much with the kids, leaders and other JCs.  At the end of camp, I felt like I had a whole new family, living all around the world.” – Emily, JC from CISVJax.

Check out the super fun Village video from CISV Belgium.


Denver Youth Meeting Delegate
Explores Human Rights on a Mountainside

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“This is my first Youth Meeting, and it was even better than I could ever possibly imagine! I made 29 incredibly close friends from 13 countries around the world in only two weeks, I experienced an entirely new piece of the country that I call home, and I learned so much about different cultures, foods, lifestyles, and just about people in general. I wish I could go back and stay there forever!” -Raya, age 16


Travel Album

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Watch here for the video from the Cincinnati Village

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See the movie from our Step Up to Italy

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Saying goodbye for Sweden Interchange!

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Belgium  Jr. Counselor in action

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Prague Interchange Stops Long Enough for Group Photo!

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USA-Sweden Interchange in Sweden!


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Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
– Thomas Jefferson

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“Summer Snapshot”#6 from CISV Jax

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Tuesday, August 2, 2017 Issue #39
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Welcome to the sixth Summer Snapshot of 2017!
We’re publishing weekly through our busy summer to keep you up-to-date with all things CISV Jacksonville! 
Our Village and Step Up delegations are back. This week our interchanges are returning! Now…let’s see what’s happening!

Portugal Village Returns

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“This summer I did Village in Portugal. I loved all the friendships I made. We learned about human rights and how to prevent hunger and poverty. I am looking forward to the next CISV opportunity.” -Benjamin, age 11


Step Up Spain Returns to Jacksonville
“My Step Up was the best three weeks of my life. I loved the theme of Upgrading Human Rights. I made so many friends from all over the world, and I can’t wait for more CISV experiences!” -Sally, age 14.

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The group walking around Spain together!

“My first Step Up and CISV experience was too incredible for words. Being able to work with individuals from across the globe and foster an environment in which kids can blossom into young adults is indescribable. I wouldn’t change anything about my experience for the world!”
-Alexandra, leader of Spain Step Up.

Italy Step Up Reflects on Experience

“A half a year ago I did not know what CISV was or what those letters stood for; I can now not imagine my life without it. This camp experience taught me so much about myself and how truly big, and yet small, the world is.” – Austin, delegation leader.
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The group poses for one final picture together.

“My Step Up experience was indescribable.  I met and learned so much about people and their cultures and even learned more about myself,”
Julia, age 15

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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) deadline extended to Fri, Aug 4.  The price increases to $175 after Aug 4  and all forms are due by August 28, 2017.


Travel Album 

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Canada Village representing the United States!

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Belgium  Jr. Counselor Enjoying the Views

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Italy Step Up plays fun
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Spain Step Up Poses for a Large Group Photo!

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Prague Interchange sings CISV song at camp open day!
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USA-Sweden Interchange in Kulturen
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USA-Sweden Interchange in Sweden!


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“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


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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!
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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.”
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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.”
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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.

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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.

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Adventures w/CISV Jax: Summer Snapshot ’17 #1

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Welcome to the first Summer Snapshot of 2017!

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We’ll publish on Tuesdays through our busy summer to keep you up-to-date with all things CISV Jacksonville! 

This Snapshot will feature Village in Cincinnati, Ohio, Seminar camp delegate to Italy and our Interchanges with Sweden and Czech Republic.  

Our delegation to Village and our Junior Counselor arrived in Cincinnati, Ohio  on June 24 and will remain through July 21.  Did you know that Cincinnati is the founding chapter for CISV?

Did you know? One thing that sets Village apart is the opportunity to share a month with children from all over the world, and learn about their cultures, the likenesses and differences.

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Interchange Welcomes Sweden and Czech Republic!

Our Interchange delegates from Sweden and the Czech Republic have arrived!

We can’t wait to get to know our new friends from in the next two weeks! After catching up on some sleep, they had a welcome party and an interchange mini camp!

Seminar Camp 

Seminar Camp is the pinnacle CISV program, for the oldest youth – age 17-18.

Delegates build and personalize their camp together with around 30 participants,
each one of them taking part in organizing camp life (planning activities, making
meals, making the schedule, cleaning …). Seminar Camp allows participants to develop lots of leadership skills and, above all, to socialize with people from other backgrounds!

This summer our chapter will send 3 Seminar Campers. Caroline Taylor has arrived in Cortina, Italy for Seminar Camp!   In addition to Caroline, Whit  is going to Tel Aviv, Israel and Felipe from Miami  is going to San Salvador, El Salvador.

Jacksonville Step Up Updates

We are excited to host 40 15-year olds from 9 countries and their adult leaders for our Step Up June 30-July 21.

Thanks to all the volunteers who attended the Step Up set up day!

There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer to help at the Jacksonville’s Step Up.  Click here to sign up.

Please join us for Open Day on Saturday, July 8 from 4-6pm at the camp location to see what a CISV international leadership camp is like.  The youth delegates will perform dances or skits about their country and have an expo where you can learn more about each delegation’s cultures.  See photos of a similar event in 2015.

Click here to sign up to join us for the Open Day.

Please bring prospective youth, parents and leaders to the events.

Can you help? Click here to view how you can help support
our Step Up through tax deductible cash or in-kind donations.

This Year’s Theme & Travel Album

The theme of all CISV camps this year is Human Rights, a set of principles concerned with fairness and equality among people.  While Human Rights can be a challenging topic to get one’s head around, it’s also incredibly interesting and tremendously important. It’s an area that every Active Global Citizen should be aware of, and able to think critically about, whether you are aged 11 or 111.

In the next Summer Snapshot…

Our Step Up delegates arrive in Jacksonville June 28-June 30!
Our Village delegates head off to Lisbon, Portugal
and London, Canada on June 29!
Our Youth Meeting delegate departs for Finland July 2!

Last but not least, very special thanks to everyone who attended and helped at our fun Farewell Party. Thank you to the McClures for hosting.

Enjoy the photo album

That’s all for our first 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!

February e-news

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City Council commendation (1)
CISV IS COMMENDED BY JACKSONVILLE CITY COUNCIL

On Tuesday, January 24 at 5:00 pm, the Jacksonville  City Council adopted a resolution honoring CISV Jacksonville for 40 years of educating and inspiring action for a more just and peaceful world through international and local educational programs for Jacksonville youth and adults.  The resolution was sponsored by Councilman Tommy Hazouri, who remarked about CISV’s work in the community.

Leah Donelan, Delaney McClure and Lisa Taylor addressed a crowded City Council chamber about CISV Jacksonville about CISV’s history, its programs and its impact on their lives.

Many thanks to Jenny Busby, CISV leader and aide to Mr. Hazouri, Mr. Hazouri, the Jacksonville City Council and the CISV volunteers for supporting this commendation for our organization.

Click here to see the full City Council resolution

Click here for a photo album

January e-news

CISV Jacksonville releases a new video explaining the CISV Interchange program. Many thanks to Kerry McClure and Jessica Van Cleave for creating this video.

 

Read the article – CISV continues to build a more peaceful world

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