This July, CISV Vancouver has the privilege of hosting 40 14- and 15-year-olds and their leaders from 10 countries, including Canada, for a CISV Step Up camp.
CISV’s Step Ups are international camps that inspire and educate 14- and 15-year-olds to become active and contributing members of society. The participants and their adult leaders use CISV’s peace education to guide the theme of the camp around which they plan activities, such as identity, democracy, or environmental protection.
During this 23-day program the participants will have the amazing opportunity to live in community and learn about important issues that affect us all and how they are thought about and dealt with in different countries and cultures. They will acquire knowledge and leadership skills and that will encourage them to be active global citizens in their schools and communities, while making new and lasting friendships.
For over 30 years ,the all-volunteer CISV Vancouver Chapter has been hosting programs, providing local, regional and international programs for children, youth and adults. These programs have been made possible through the generous support of the community. Please join with us this year to provide an amazing opportunity for these youth and help build the next generation of leaders.
How you can help:
1. Donate to CISV Vancouver HERE to help pay for site rentals, food, and other costs necessary to hosting.
2. Sign up to volunteer in a variety of roles:
3. Make an in-kind donation of items we are looking for:
- new pillows,
- twin size blankets, quilts or coverlets,
- bus transportation,
- food – fresh produce and cereal,
- coffee for our energetic staff and leaders,
- tuck shop treats