A camp-based programme for 14-15 year olds, lasting 23 days

The first Step Up was held in 1985.

CISV’s Step Up programme 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 ten countries and are comprised of four young people, 2 girls and 2 boys, who are accompanied by an adult leader. The camp is planned and run by adult staff with the participants.

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 to 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 programmes 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.

  • Want to attend or send your child to a Step Up? Contact your CISV National Association.
  • Attending or hosting a Step Up? Look in resources for all the forms, documents and information you need.