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Delegates walking Sweden 2008 Photo by Johan Sundell

A camp-based programme for 11-year-olds lasting 28 days

The first Village, our original programme, was held in 1951

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 Counsellors (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.

What happens at a Village?

If you would like to know more about what happens at a Village, please read some of our Village stories

Sending your child to a Village?

With over 60 years experience of organizing camps for children, you can be assured of the highest level of supervision and safety for your child. Read more about your child and CISV

Do you want to send your child to a Village? Contact your CISV National Association.

Is your child attending a Village or are you hosting a Village? Look in resources for all the forms, documents and information you need.

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