The first Village was held in 1951.
CISV Villages are international camps that bring 11-year olds together to learn from each other and the world around them. 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 experience, and the friendships they make, will last your child a lifetime.
See and hear the impact Village had on these children, in their own words. The children in Dear Mom and Dad, a beautiful video filmed and produced by our CISV International’s partner momondo, say it better than we ever could!
Is your child taking part 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 our child safety policy.