CISV (Children's International Summer Village) was founded in 1951 by child psychologist Doris Allen who “believed the ultimate source for peace, long range, lay with the children." They bring together youth from all over the globe to learn to respect different and common values and to make friends with one another. CISV’s peace education curriculum includes content areas such as diversity, human rights, conflict and resolution, and sustainable development. Programs use a “learn by doing” approach to incorporate these content areas into age appropriate games, activities, discussions, sharing, leadership development, theme based learning, and service projects.Give your 11-year-old an opportunity to "live" in a CISV "village" for four weeks in the summer. The village brings together children and young people from all over the world to foster international understanding in the hope of building peace for the future. Currently 62 countries participate in this well established organization. Currently the cost is: $2707–$3894 plus airfare plus parents pay 1/4 share of adult leaders airfare. Information meetings are held each November and applications for international programs are due by mid-December for the following summer. Mini-camps, gatherings, meet-ups, and other events are held throughout the year in the Bay Area for delegates to get to know each other. Also inquire about international opportunities for older kids.For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CISV San Francisco Bay Area, USA Chapter
Hours of Operation:
CISV is run by volunteers who respond daily between 8am–11pm
P.O. Box 7611Fremont, CA 94537
Organization and Program Categories:
Community Service/Service Learning
Travel to our international camps involves airplane flights and local ground transportation that are arranged several months ahead of time.