Step Up!


“Building leadership skills” 

Ages 14-15

Queretaro, Mexico
July 5 to July 27, 2019
Two boy & two girl delegates – Age 14
$1,800+ travel

Paris, France
July 6 to July 28, 2019)
Two boy & two girl delegates – Age 15
$1,800+ travel

Program Contacts

Bill & Ellen Reaume

Encouraging youth responsibility

The first Step Up was held in 1985.

CISV’s Step Up program encourages young people to take a leading role in planning and organizing activities. The participants and their adult leaders use CISV’s peace education to guide the theme of the camp around which they plan activities, such as identity, democracy, or environmental protection.  
Step Up delegations come from nine countries and are comprised of four young people, 2 girls and 2 boys, who are accompanied by an adult leader. The camp is coordinated by adult staff.

Taking part in Step Up

Taking part in Step Up gives you the amazing opportunity to learn about important issues that affect us all and how they are thought about and dealt with in different countries and cultures. You will think about how you will take your new knowledge and leadership skills and make active use of them in your school or community. Just as importantly, you will have fun and make new and lasting friendships.

Is your child taking part in Step Up?

With over 60 years experience of organizing camp-based programs for children and teenagers, you can be assured of the highest level of supervision and safety for your child. Read more about your child and CISV.

Forms for Applicant

Form for References

Applications – Google Forms need to be submitted. Form submissions will automatically go to the CISV program chairs. 

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Step Up Delegate Application Step Up Application Supplement

All application materials must be submitted as early as possible before December 10

Applications will be accepted after the deadline, but priority will be given to applications received on or before December 10.

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