A camp-based programme for 14-15 year olds, lasting 21 days
The first Step Up was held in 1985
CISV's Step Up programme encourages young people to take a leading role in planning and organising 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 either six or nine countries and are comprised of four-six young people, equally divided between girls and boys, who are accompanied by an adult leader. The camp is coordinated by adult staff.
Taking part in Step Up
Taking part in Step Up gives you the amazing opportunity to learn about important issues that affect us all and how they are thought about and dealt with in different countries and cultures. You will think about how you will take your new knowledge and leadership skills and make active use of them in your school or community. Just as importantly, you will have fun and make new and lasting friendships.
What happens at Step Up?
If you would like to know more about what happens at Step Up, read some of our Step Up stories.
Is your child taking part in Step Up?
With over 60 years experience of organizing camp-based programmes for children and teenagers, you can be assured of the highest level of supervision and safety for your child. Read more about your child and CISV.