Seminar Camp is a program for 17-18 year olds, lasting 21 days.

It is a personally challenging, intensive program which is coordinated by the youth participants. They develop their own agenda and explore global issues based on their backgrounds and interests, through activities and in-depth discussions.

Joining a Seminar Camp puts you in the driving-seat, as with your fellow participants you plan and lead the program. Being part of Seminar Camp’s group-living environment encourages you to take a creative and cooperative approach to problem-solving and resolving differences that can arise from healthy discussion. Friendship and fun ensure that your Seminar Camp experience is lasting and positive.

Seminar Camps are for 30 international participants, with the supervision and assistance of international adult staff. There are usually two delegates from each country who travel on their own to the program.


Camp CodeHost NationHost ChapterDates
S-2017-01AustraliaVictoria29 Dec 2017 - 18 Jan, 2018
S-2017-02BrazilLondrina8 Jul - 28 Jul, 2017
S-2017-03CanadaVictoria9 Jul - 29 Jul, 2017
Not 1st Round for CanadaChileSantiago28 Dec 2017 - 17 Jan 2018
S-2017-05ColombiaMedellin15 Jun - 5 Jul, 2017
S-2017-06Costa RicaCosta Rica1 Jul - 21 Jul, 2017
Not 1st Round for CanadaDenmarkFyn8 Jul - 28 Jul, 2017
S-2017-08El SalvadorSan Salvador3 Jul - 23, Jul 2017
S-2017-09France*Auvergne*9 Jul - 29 Jul, 2017
Not 1st Round for CanadaGermanyHannover9 Jul - 29 Jul, 2017
Not 1st Round for CanadaIndonesiaKrakatau8 Jul - 28 Jul, 2017
S-2017-12IsraelTel Aviv14 Jul - 3 Aug, 2017
S-2017-13ItalyCortina17 Jun - 7 Jul, 2017
Not 1st Round for CanadaLuxembourgLuxembourg22 Jul - 11 Aug, 2017
S-2017-15MexicoMexico City30 Jun - 20 Jul, 2017
S-2017-16NetherlandsNetherlands23 Jul - 12 Aug, 2017
S-2017-17NorwayHordaland-Bergen5 Jul - 25 Jul, 2017
S-2017-18SpainMadrid22 Jul - 11 Aug, 2017
Not 1st Round for CanadaSwitzerlandGeneva8 Jul - 28 Jul, 2017
S-2017-20USADallas Fort Worth23 Jul - 12 Aug, 2017

*Participants at the Seminar in FRANCE must be 18 on the first day of the program to comply with local laws.

Not all programs were awarded to Canada on the 1st round but may become available at a later date.


Seminar Camp fee is $920. Local applications must be submitted to CISV Vancouver’s Seminar Camp Coordinator at by the local application deadline of December 12, 2016. Further details are on the application form.


For further information on Seminar Camps or the application process, please email our local Seminar Camp Coordinator (Brynn) at