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Northeast Ohio Travel Opportunities – 2013

We have many incredible travel opportunities!! Read on for details about our fantastic upcoming programs!

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11 Year Olds
Delegation: Two Boys, Two Girls, Adult Leader

June 28-July 25, 2013, Gulf Coast, USA
Delegation and Adult Leader

July 5-August 1, 2013, Calgary, Canada
Delegation and Male Leader

August 1-28, 2013, Kanto, Japan
Delegation and Male Leader

Village is a unique four week international camp that was the original CISV program and is still its flagship. Delegations come from 10-12 countries. From our chapter, four delegates (two boys, two girls) and an adult leader will participate in this multilingual and multicultural experience which is a mix of educational, cultural and sporting activities that emphasize cooperative global and intercultural living and promote PEACE. There are many wonderful opportunities for the youth, families and leader to spend time together and get to know one another prior to travel.

Contact Jeff Lehman at or 216-570-2356 for more information.

Application deadline for Village is January 20th!


12-13 Year Olds
Delegation: Three Girls, Three Boys, Adult Leader

The Northeast Ohio CISV Chapter has been matched with the CISV Chapter in Lisbon, Portugal for an Interchange during the Summer of 2013. The Interchange is for boys and girls ages 12 & 13. The Interchange program encourages an encounter between two cultures by placing young people within families. The Interchange takes place in two phases with one delegation visiting another country and then reciprocating the same summer by hosting the delegation from the other country. Travel and hosting will take place between June 15 and August 10, 2013. If you know of any families with children in the age group, let them know about this great opportunity! An adult leader, age 21 or older, is also needed to travel with the delegation and take part in activities during the hosting phase.

Application deadline is January 10, 2013 and interested youth must attend the selection day event in Youngstown on January 27. Please contact our CISV Interchange Chair, Ketti Finneran at 216-536-2375 or for more information.

Summer 2013, Lisbon, Portugal

Application deadline for Interchange is January 10!

Youth Meeting

14-15 Year Olds
Delegation: Two Girls, Two Boys, Adult Leader

The Youth Meeting is a short camp with 25-35 participants from various countries. The program features an individual theme that will allow young people to explore intercultural issues in a regional context. The program reinforces core CISV values, builds leadership and organizational skills, while promoting continued CISV involvement.

Contact Travel Programs Coordinator Joleen DeGaten at or 330-539-4157 for more information.

March 22-29, 2013, Cologne, Germany
Application deadline for this YM is November 15!

June 23-July 6, 2013, Detroit, MI
Application deadline for this YM is January 20!


15 Year Olds
Delegation: Two Girls, Two Boys, Adult Leader

Aimed at young teens, the Step-Up Program 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. Delegations from 6-9 countries will attend. Contact Travel Programs Coordinator Joleen DeGaten at or 330-539-4157 for more information.

June 28-July 20, 2013, Telemark, Norway

Application deadline for Step-Up is January 20!

Junior Counselor (JC)

16-17 Year Olds

An incredible experience of a lifetime as JCs assist the adult staff of a Village program. A small group of JCs from all over the world will help the 11 year old youth delegations and their leaders in the amazing month long program that is Village.

Contact Wendy Persson at or 330-519-6795 for more information.

June 28-July 25, 2013, Troms, Norway
Female JC

July 5-August 1, 2013, Klagenfurt, Austria
Male JC

Application deadline for JC is January 20!

Seminar Camp

17-18 Year Old Female

This personally challenging, intensive program is facilitated by participants. Participants develop their own themes and agenda to explore issues and form opinions about individual, international and multicultural matters, within a framework which stresses positive conflict resolution. Seminar Camp fosters interest in the world as a whole and develops a sense of responsibility for its peaceful survival. 30 participants and an adult staff from around the world will participate.

Contact Wendy Persson at or 330-519-6795 for more information.

June 30-July 20, 2013, Atlanta, Georgia

Application deadline for Seminar Camp is January 20!