Services and Costs

Your participation in a CISV program is not simply a holiday pastime. CISV is more. Get to know a small part of the world, exchange experiences with peers, learn about foreign cultures, develop your personality, become independent, develop a stronger awareness of global issues, and improve your language skills. Each CISV program is based on tried and tested concepts of “experiential learning”, which means that you gain new experiences and adapt to new skills – in your own way.

Included in the camp fees:

  • All travel costs for delegations and leaders (for Village, Interchange and Step Up)
  • Overnight accommodation in double rooms or dormitories
  • Full catering (CISV has mandatory minimum standards, dietary requirements are taken into account)
  • National and international program fees
  • Obligatory CISV insurance
  • Well-trained leader (for delegations)
  • Training weekend (for singles)
  • Hosting fees to support future programs hosted in Vancouver (we can’t send kids on programs if we don’t host programs here!)

Villages and Step Ups also include stays with host families with no additional costs, since the host families also host the delegates voluntarily.  

Additionally, you should budget for:

  • Travel expenses
  • Proportionate travel expenses for the leader
  • Any visas required for your host country
  • Any vaccinations required for your host country and/or associated medicines
  • Pocket money, guest gifts, souvenirs, pre-camp delegation events
  • Cost of one MiniCamp
  • Up to date chapter membership
  • Application fee
CISV programmes last between 11520 and 40320 minutes - and every CISV minute is worth the price!