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.

Välkommen!” “Vitejte”
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

See you next week!

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