Southern Regional Minicamp (aka SRMC)

Labor Day Weekend:

Fri, Sept 1 at 7pm and Mon, Sept 4 at 10:30 am

There’s no Place like SRMC, there’s no place like SRMC…



Frequently Asked Questions: What you need to know?

What is CISV?

CISV International is a global organization that educates and inspires action for a more just and peaceful world through international and local educational programs for youth. Our local mini camps are innovative, fun, non-formal ‘learning by doing’ programs that illustrate CISV’s purpose and values of friendship, inclusiveness, enthusiasm, and cooperation. CISV USA has more than 20 cities that have local CISV chapters.  All the CISV USA chapters in the Southern Region of the USA gather together each year for a minicamp over Labor Day weekend

What is Mini Camp?

Mini Camp is an incredible weekend; jam-packed with fun CISV activities, top notch educational content, awesome people, energizers galore, and so much more! Our awesome group of junior leaders are planning an amazing mini camp for you and other CISVers from the Southern Region.

Fun theme: Wizard of Oz
Serious theme: Human Rights

Since many of the participants are from different towns and schools, the minicamp will start with “name games” and other “getting to know you activities so don’t worry about not knowing anyone when the camp begins.  Saturday and Sunday will be full days with 4-5 activities surrounding this theme.  Each activity will be followed by a “debrief” where we discuss our “attitudes, skills and knowledge” that have been changed or influenced by the activity.

What are the ages?

Mini Camp is open to participants ages 10 to 21 and adult chaperones.

What Chapters are invited?

Atlanta, Chattanooga, Gulf Coast, Jacksonville, Miami & Smoky Mountain

How do I register?

Click here to complete the registration and legal form for youth

Click here to complete the registration and legal form for adult chaperones

What other forms?

Click here to complete the health form

How much does it cost?

$150 if you register by August 11 or $175 if you register after that.

Includes food and housing for long weekend

How do I pay the registration fee?

Click here to pay by PayPal (there is an $3 service charge) or mail a check payable to:

CISV Jacksonville at 1650 Margaret St, Suite 302, PMB #279 Jacksonville, FL 32204

What is SRMC location?

Camp Suwanee

What is the camp address?

11057 Dowling Park Dr, Dowling Park, FL 32060

The Campsite?

What are the transportation arrangements for Jacksonville?

We will be CARPOOLING to and from the camp. On your registration form, make sure to mark if you would prefer to drive to or from camp (or if you have no preference) and the amount of people you can fit. You will be contacted before camp with your driving assignment.

Please meet at 5:30 pm on Fri, Sept 1 in the parking lot behind South Jacksonville Presbyterian Church (2137 Hendricks Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32207) for departure.

Pick up will be around 12:30 pm in the same parking lot on Mon, Sept 4.

What are the transportation arrangements for other chapters?

Other chapters are responsible for making their own transportation arrangements to the camp. We can pick you up at the Jax airport if you arrive before 8 pm.

If you are driving, please try to arrive at the camp no later than 9pm. Let us know if you will arrive later.

What should I bring?

 ·A snack to share.  Don’t bring snacks that need to be refrigerated.
 ·Comfy clothes you can move and not be too hot in! Enough for 3 days
 ·Bathing suit
 ·Shoes you can wear in water
 ·Closed toe shoes like sneakers
·Sleeping bag or sheets
·Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, etc.)
·Sunscreen and bug spray
·Reusable water bottle
·A smile!

What are other issues to know?

     Chapters need to send one chaperone for every 8 delegates

     Chaperones will not pay a registration fee (1 per 8 kids)

     Arrival should be between 7-9pm on Friday night to Camp Suwanee

     Arrive having already eaten dinner

     Departure: We will leave the camp around 10:30 am on Monday

     Meals will be provided from Saturday breakfast to Monday breakfast and that price will be included in the cost

     Camp T-shirts are included in the registration fee

What are the directions?

·Northbound or southbound on I-75: Exit I-75 at Exit 435, I-10 West, heading toward Tallahassee. Follow the Westbound on I-10 directions below.

·Westbound on I-10: Exit I-10 at Exit 283, US 129, for Live Oak. From the exit, turn left onto US 129 south. Proceed south on US 129 into Live Oak and turn right onto State Road 51 (11th St.). At the roundabout, take the 2nd right onto County Road 136 (hospital exit). Proceed on CR 136 for approximately 16 miles (the road makes a hard left turn 3 miles from your destination). Watch for Advent Christian Village signs. Advent Christian Village’s north entrance will be on the right after the speed limit is reduced to 35 mph.

·Eastbound on I-10: Exit I-10 at Exit 258, Hwy. 53, for Madison. From the exit, turn right onto Hwy. 53 south. Proceed south on Hwy. 53 for 14 miles, turning left onto County Road 250 just after entering Lafayette County. Cross the Suwannee River and proceed approximately 1/2 mile to the caution light at the south entrance to Advent Christian Village.

What are CISV’s behavior guidelines?

Please read the R-07 Behavior Policy at


Questions before camp?

Just e-mail us. We are happy to help.

Who is planning activities at the camp?

The Junior Branch Presidents of the CISV Chapters attending the camp are planning the activities.

Questions during camp?

Adult chaperones will be present. Should you need to reach a chaperone: first contact your child’s chaperone, then Kerry McClure mobile: 904.635-5964