Youth Meeting

A camp-based programme for 12-19 + year-olds, lasting either 8 or 15 days

The first Youth Meeting was held in 1969.

Youth Meetings bring small groups of young people, of similar ages together from different countries within a region.

Youth Meetings are for 25-35 participants (aged 12-13, 14-15, 16-18 or 19+), coordinated by adult staff. Young people aged under 16 travel in delegations with an adult leader.

Join a Youth Meeting and explore aspects of a theme that affects us all, such as democracy, and share your perspectives and learn from each other. You will also think about how you can use what you gain from your experience – new understanding and planning and communication skills – beyond the camp in your school, college, or community. As with all of our programmes, you will find there is an emphasis on friendship and fun!

Is your child taking part in a Youth Meeting?

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 take part or send your child to a Youth Meeting? Contact your CISV National Association.
  • Attending or hosting a Youth Meeting? Look in resources for all the forms, documents and information you need.

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