Your Child - Our Priority. 

Going to a CISV camp abroad or even in the US for up to a month is an exciting prospect for both the children who participate and their parents. We understand that it can be difficult to let your child go-naturally you want to be sure that your child will be looked after before, during and after the program.

We hope the material on our website will reassure you that it is our priority to ensure the safety of your child so that all have a positive and enriching experience. Here are three important means by which we keep each child safe.

1. Leaders are trained and risk management is professionally supported.

  • All leaders receive leadership training, using standardized training manuals, t0 prepare them to take care of your child and deliver our educational philosophy.
  • Training includes risk management.
  • A full risk assessment is conducted at the start of every program.
  • Furthermore, participants are required to carry insurance and provide detailed medical and health information on standardized forms.

2. Hosts and Leaders receive background screening

  • All children (under 16) travel with an adult leader over 21
  • Staff and leaders are locally selected and trained to international standards
  • Confidential references are reviewed locally
  • Hosting families are carefully screened CISV members.

3. Organizers are experienced volunteers

  • At CISV, many of our volunteers are parents themselves who have sent their children to CISV programs in other countries, are doing so now or even have been to a camp themselves when they were young.

Our educational philosophy is to give priority to children. More can be read at the national organization website cisvusa.org

Policies

CISV International Child Protection Policy and Procedures

Sexual abuse prevention policy

NOTICE REGARDING TRANSPORTATION – CISV is not responsible for transportation to or from any CISV program, event or meeting hosted by our local chapter, or by chapter delegations. Parents are responsible for making personal arrangements for transportation for any member of their family participating in any local program, event or meeting.

NOTICE REGARDING ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION – CISV does not monitor the use of electronic communications by its volunteers, leaders, delegates, members, or others participating in CISV, its events, activities or the organization in any way. It is the responsibility of every member of CISV to report any discovery or suspicion of inappropriate electronic communications to the chapter risk manager or CISV USA’s National Risk Manager immediately.