About Step Up
As more and more eleven-year-olds returned from Villages, filled with enthusiasm about their experiences, other young people, often those who had been unable to attend a Village, felt that they too would like to have their own Village-type experience. After a good deal of debate, it was decided to hold a number of experimental Summer Camps, and these proved so successful that the Summer Camp was finally approved as an official program in 1995.
Two delegations of 4 kids, w/a leader.
Summer Camp programs were renamed Step Up in 2012, they are aimed at slightly older children than the Village. Step Up camps encourage participants to take initiatives towards leadership and responsibility for program planning. In addition to promoting the CISV philosophy, each Camp focuses on a specific educational theme, aiming to overcome prejudices, build self-confidence and stimulate critical thinking, through activities and discussion.
Previous delegations have travelled to Finland and Germany.
For more information contact: stepupNY@cisvusa.org