The cost of the program does not include airfare/transportation.
The Youth Meeting evolved from the mini-camps arranged by many Chapters as local work activities for their juniors. These proved so successful that their duration was increased during major school holidays. They became first national and then international, and their program content was developed accordingly.
This type of short-term, regional theme camp is organized to provide an opportunity for young people to explore important intercultural issues and promote continued CISV participation. It reinforces values presented in the Village program and builds skills in leadership and program organization. The participants meet together for 6 -14 days during major school holiday periods. Approximately twenty participants and staff. Young people below the age of sixteen travel together in delegations with an adult leader.