Aimed at young teens, the Step Up encourages participants to take responsibility for leadership and program planning. Each camp focuses on a specific educational theme. Participants work together to plan activities and discussions which build on the chosen theme.
|Size of group||Delegations come from 6 or 9 countries and are comprised of 4 – 6 youths, equally divided between girls and boys, who are accompanied by an adult Leader (age 21+). The camp is coordinated by an adult staff.|
In 2018, the Detroit chapter selected two Step Up delegations to:
For information about the application process, go here. To express future interest in Step Up, please contact Missy Bean at firstname.lastname@example.org or Pat McCann at email@example.com.
Going abroad for up to a month is an exciting prospect for the children who will participate – but perhaps a little daunting for parents! We understand. We know that you want to be sure your child will be looked after and kept safe before, during and after the program.
CISV is committed to ensuring that the safety of each child in our care is paramount. We have been organizing camp-based programs and family-hosted exchanges for more than six decades and child safety and protection remain our highest priorities.
Many of our volunteers are parents themselves who are sending their children to CISV programs in other countries – or may have done so in the past. They share our commitment to, and your concern for, the welfare of your child.
CISV International has comprehensive child protection policy and procedures, which are reviewed and updated regularly. CISV USA also has child protection procedures, which are in line with national legislation and requirements.
All CISV leaders receive child protection, risk management and leadership training to prepare them to take care of your child.
Our child protection and risk management procedures ensure:
- All CISV leaders are locally selected and trained to international standard
- Confidential references are reviewed locally
- All leaders are carefully screened and police-checked, in line with national procedures and international standards
- Host families also are screened and police-checked and visited at home by CISV members.
Our leaders are supported by our local, regional and international network of experienced Risk Managers. All of our leaders and delegates are required to have insurance and to provide their leader with detailed medical and health information. Medical care is always within easy reach. In the rare event of illness or accident, parents are called at the first opportunity and updated with full information on what steps have been taken to help their child.
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