A camp-based program for 11-year-olds lasting 28 days.

2017 Village Opportunities:

Lisbon, Portugal July 2 to July 29, 2017
Lisbon, Portugal June 30 to July 27, 2017
(participants should be born between June 1, 2005 – August 31, 2006)
Cincinnati, OH (CISV’s founding chapter) June 24, 2017 to July 21, 2017
(participants should be born between June 1, 2005 – August 31, 2006)

To apply, complete the youth delegate application and Village supplement and get 2 youth delegate references, including 1 from a current teacher, which are available at www.cisvjax.org/apply.

Applicants should attend the 3 Village selection events on Saturday, Jan 7 and 21 at Happy Acres Ranch from 9am to 12pm and overnight starting at 7pm on Friday, Jan 27 at RPDS.  See apply and selection pages for more info.


CISV Villages are international camps that inspire 11-year-old children to imagine a more just and peaceful world. The children come together from many different countries to take part in a variety of educational, cultural and fun activities.

Each Village welcomes delegations from 10-12 countries. Each delegation has two boys and two girls, accompanied by an adult leader. The camp is coordinated by adult staff, supported by Junior Counselors (age 16-17).

A Village creates a safe, fun setting in which your child will learn with children from around the world, about each others’ lives and cultures and how to communicate, cooperate and live together.
The Village learning experiences, and the friendships made, will last your child a lifetime.

View info from 2014-2016 Villages:
2016 Village Columbus: See photo album & video
2016 Village Canada: See photo album & video
2016 Village Austria; See photo album & video

2015 Village hosted in Jax: Read blog (password: cisvjaxvillage)
2015 Village Denmark; read blog
2015 Village Turkey: See photo album

2014 Dallas: Read blog & View powerpoint
2014 Denmark: Read blog (password: roskilde2014)

Read more info on participating in a Village.

Questions? Please e-mail us. We are happy to help.