A Unique Free Summer Opportunity for 11 and 12 Year Olds
August 5th – August 11th, 2018

The New York Chapter’s local MOSAIC program brings CISV’s values of peace education and global friendship home to our own community – a one week overnight camp for a diverse group of New York area 11 and 12 year-olds. The purpose of this free one-week summer camp is to provide a fun and safe environment for children to learn what it means to be a global citizen and live harmoniously with others – sharing resources and ideas.

Click on a thumbnail below to see photos from the Mosaic Camp.

FACES OF NEW YORK will be held at a camp facility about one hour north of New York City in Hopewell Junction, NY. The camp experience includes all meals, transportation, accommodations and activities for one week. There is a $150 registration fee, if accepted, which helps cover the cost of bus transportation to and from the camp and a one-year family membership in CISV-NY, necessary for insurance purposes. Families who truly cannot afford the full registration fee may be eligible for a reduced fee or a waiver.

Our Mission

  • To teach kids to become leaders in creating a peaceful, sustainable world
  • To teach consideration and cooperation with others
  • To teach an understanding of and appreciation for different cultures
  • To provide opportunities for leadership and participation in creative decision making
  • To facilitate trust, communication and sensitivity through games, theater, dancing, singing, sports, arts and crafts, swimming, and other social activities

In addition to a unique, fun-filled experience, all CISV activities are designed to foster these core values among participants:  Cooperation, Friendliness, Engagement, Enthusiasm, Inclusiveness.

Selecting Delegates
40 campers, also called delegates, will be selected to represent diverse groups within the metropolitan area based on CISV criteria. Eligible children and their families will need to complete an application form and attend an orientation/interview session to be considered.

Getting Involved
Non-profit community groups, schools and cultural organizations interested in making this opportunity available to children in your community should email:  mosaicny@cisvusa.org with information about your group along with the contact name, address, phone number and email address.

About the Staff
The camp is staffed by CISV–trained adults including 2 directors, 3–4 adult leaders (over 21) and 8 combined Junior Staff (18–21) and Junior Counselors, or JCs (ages 16–18).

If you are interested in becoming a leader, junior staff or JC, please contact us by emailing us at: mosaicny@cisvusa.org. All staff must complete CISV training.