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 residential 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.
2018 Mosaic Camp video can be viewed here:
FACES OF NEW YORK camp experience includes all meals, transportation, accommodations and activities for one week. If your child is accepted to attend the camp, there is a $150 registration fee (you can pay via Paypal), 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.
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.
- 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
30-40 campers, also called delegates, are selected based on CISV criteria (see core values above) to represent diverse groups within the metropolitan area. Eligible children and their families will need to complete an application form and attend an information & interview session to be considered.
Non-profit community groups, schools and cultural organizations interested in making this opportunity available to children in your community should email: firstname.lastname@example.org with information about your group along with the contact name, address, phone number and email address.
A parent or guardian should attend the Information & Interview Session with their child. Applicants are considered on a first come basis.
About the Staff
The camp is staffed by CISV–trained adults including an experienced camp director and 3–4 adult leaders (over 21) and 8 combined Junior Staff (18–21) and Junior Counselors, or JCs (ages 16–18). Here’s a picture of Mosaic staff at Mosaic camp in 2017.
Alanna Badgley, our Mosaic Faces of New York camp director for the past four years, is a professional paramedic, originally from upstate NY and currently living and working in Yonkers.
Alanna says, “I love the sun, hiking, and most of all, traveling around the world, meeting new people and learning about new cultures. To date, I’ve been to 29 countries and 36 states! I used to co-coordinate an after school program when I was in college, and after graduating I thought my time working with kids was behind me. But then in 2014, I became the health supervisor at CISV NY’s Mosaic camp, and now 6 camps later I’m an avid CISVer, to say the least. Nothing makes me happier than volunteering for a CISV camp, and I love the opportunity to teach about empathy, diversity and effective communication, all while learning from the amazing kids who attend our camps!”
If you are interested in becoming a leader, junior staff or JC, please contact us by emailing us at: email@example.com. All staff must complete CISV training.