Apply for camp-based programs

All youth interested in representing the Detroit chapter as a delegate for a travel Village, Step Up, Fortnight or Youth Meeting need to fill out this youth delegate application form. In addition, all delegate applicants will need to ask two references to complete this form: cisv youth delegate reference form.

In addition, the programs for youth under age 16 require a program-specific application supplement. Here is the supplement for Village applicants: cisv supplement form for village applicants. Here is the supplement for Step Up applications: cisv step up application supplement.

All application materials should be sent to the person coordinating the specific program to which the youth is applying. Contact information for these coordinators can be found by clicking on the program links above. It’s ideal if references are sent directly to the program coordinator.


Seminar Camp participants will be chosen through a national selection process. More information is available on this Seminar Camp application, which is due to CISV USA on Dec 1, 2019.  Detroit area youth interested in Seminar also should contact Matt Brzezinski at for more information.


Applicants for Interchange fill out some different forms, described here. 

Selection Minicamp

In addition, all applicants are required to attend an overnight Selection Minicamp organized by CISV Detroit.  Please check here for more information as plans for this minicamp develop.

Mini-camp is an opportunity to taste CISV life and share your ideas about what’s fun and important to you. It’s also a chance for all applicants to meet one another and have fun with other CISV youth. 

Please bring:

  • Sleeping bag, pillow, overnight bag
  • $15 with you to cover costs for mini-camp food and supplies
  • completed application forms, if possible
  • your enthusiasm
  • IDEAS for an activity (Team building, communication, energizers, etc.). You will be placed into groups/partners to plan an activity for all participants.

The image at the top of this page is of Madrid, Spain — where we will send a Step Up delegation in 2018.  The photo was made by Rick Ligthelm and shared of Flickr under Creative Commons license.