Discover the World. Build Peace.

 
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Welcome to CISV!  We are a volunteer organization dedicated to promoting international friendship, peace and understanding among children. Our members hail from all over the region - from Chicago, Indiana and Michigan. Our local group is called the CISV Michigan City/Lakeshore Chapter.

We have lots of opportunities every year for youths, age 11 to 18!

While all of our 2018 programs are under way, watch this space for info on how to get involved for 2019.

We plan to hold info meetings in October/November.

 

See the variety of international camps and educational group activities below. 

Join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/109454671153/10154489220336154/

For more info about CISV in general, visit www.cisvusa.org


VILLAGE: for ages 11-12

 A VILLAGE is a four week camp attended by delegations of eleven year old's (two boys and two girls) and an adult leader from each of the ten to twelve nations in attendance. Village activities allow the participants the opportunity to live in a community, work together on common goals and learn how alike people are despite their cultural differences. This year, we're sending delegations to:

Vienna, Austria

Rhone, France

Lisbon, Portugal

While all of our 2018 programs are under way, watch this space for info on how to get involved for 2019. We plan to hold info meetings in October/November.

If you have questions contact Jody Presser, 219-326-6680 or jodyindiana@comcast.net

Join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/109454671153/10154489220336154/

For more info about CISV in general, visit www.cisvusa.org


Step Up: for ages 14-15

Aimed at young teens, the Step Up Camp encourages participants to take responsibility for leadership and program planning. Each camp focuses on a specific education theme. Step Up is a delegation of two boys, two girls and an adult leader.

This year, we're sending delegations to:

Graz, Austria

Gulf Coast Chapter, USA

While all of our 2018 programs are under way, watch this space for info on how to get involved for 2019. We plan to hold info meetings in October/November.

If you have questions contact Jody Presser, 219-326-6680 or jodyindiana@comcast.net

Join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/109454671153/10154489220336154/

For more info about CISV in general, visit www.cisvusa.org


Interchange: for ages 12-13

This is an exchange program where your child will alternately host a delegate from another country and in turn will then travel to that country to live with that child and their family.  They travel in a group called a delegation, typically 6 delegates (3 boys/3 girls) and an adult leader, but live with families while in country.  Interchange activities allow participants to immerse themselves in the culture of the country they are paired with. They learn to work together to understand how alike people are despite their cultural differences.

This year, we're sending a delegation to:

Padua, Italy

While all of our 2018 programs are under way, watch this space for info on how to get involved for 2019. We plan to hold info meetings in October/November.

If you have questions on the Interchange program, please contact Kathy Gibson, 630-479-1092 or kasiats.nrg@gmail.com .

Join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/109454671153/10154489220336154/

For more info about CISV in general, visit www.cisvusa.org


Youth Meeting: for ages 16-18

This regional camp features individual themes that allow young people to explore intercultural issues in a regional context. Youth Meeting reinforces core CISV values and builds leadership and organizational skills.

 

While all of our 2018 programs are under way, watch this space for info on how to get involved for 2019. We plan to hold info meetings in October/November.

If you have questions contact Jody Presser, 219-326-6680 or jodyindiana@comcast.net

Join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/109454671153/10154489220336154/

For more info about CISV in general, visit www.cisvusa.org


Making friends isn't always easy with people who are "different." But when you share so many moments... eating, doing activities and singing together, you realize we're all kind of the same. Now I can say I have friends all over the world and I have a more "global" perspective!

— CISV Alumni

 

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