As it was my first time enjoying a CISV minicamp naturally, I was shy. I didn’t expect to fit in straight away, as some of the kids have been lifelong members of CISV. How wrong I was. I was not left out in a single activity and had loads of fun.
At the camps and mini-camps, there are many songs and dances such as kitos, flag and others. In fact flag (a song) is sung by every single camp and minicamp all over the world from Chile to Australia.
One of the many unique things about CISV is that the adults aren’t even in charge half the time! A team of 14-year-olds and over (known as the JB’s), come up with cool activities like wacky energizers and mind boggling decoding.
But don’t go thinking the adults didn’t do much, in fact without the kitchen team slaving over a hot oven, no food would be served, and without our wonderful team leaders, the whole camp would just not connect.
The June CISV minicamp was an exciting adventure I’m glad I went on, and I hope I can enjoy many more adventures with the leaders, the cooks and fellow kids.
– Kalo Wood