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The Village Junior Counselor (JC)

The Village program is a four-week international camp. Twelve countries come together at a campsite somewhere in the world. Each delegation consists of two boys and two girls (age 11), and one adult leader. In addition, four Staff and six international Junior Counselors (age 16-17) participate in this multicultural camp, featuring a mix of educational, cultural, musical, art, and sport activities - all emphasizing cooperative living.

Objectives of the Program

CISV strives to promote peace and cooperation among nations. It does this through the development of international understanding among people, focusing on youth. This overall goal is pursued with different programs for youth of various ages. The Village program is specifically designed for youth who are 11 years old, and their leader. Its immediate objective is to develop in the participants an understanding that people of different cultures can work and play together amicably. Another objective is to stimulate interest and learning about other cultures, as well to create lasting bonds of friendship among members of different countries.

How the Program Works

As stated, The Village program consists of a "camp" experience lasting about a month, in one of the CISV member nations. Delegations, each consisting of 2 boys, 2 girls and a leader, come together from 12 different nations. Activities include games, music, arts and crafts, etc. Leaders work cooperatively with the Village staff and junior counselors in planning and conducting all village activities. In addition, each delegation prepares a National Night program where they present information and share something of their culture with the others. A few excursions and a mid-camp weekend home-stay with a CISV family offer the children a first hand experience with the culture of the host nation.

2017 JC Opportunities

Location Netherlands, Netherlands New York, USA
Dates 21-Jul-2017 to
14-Jul-2017 to


1 Female Junior Counselor
1 Male Junior Counselor
Age 16 or 17
Date Range
16-17 Between June 1 and August 31 16-17 Between June 1 and August 31
Program Number V-2017-037 V-2017-052