Minicamp NZ

Minicamps are local camps which are held three times a year in two locations: Auckland and Christchurch. When we say camps, we don’t mean setting up tents and learning to start up a fire like in scout camps! We hire a venue with cabins from Friday evening till Sunday noon. The kids get to spend awesome/educational time with other kids and leaders through spending the entire weekend together. The meals are prepared by our lovely volunteers so the kids can concentrate on having loads of fun! If you are a parent and want to find out what kids get up to, being a kitchen staff is an excellent and fun way to find out what CISV is all about (really. ask any kitchen staff who’s been involved and they will agree!). This year’s CISV theme is Conflict and Resolution; the activities at these camps are based on this. Activities throughout the camp can be arts and crafts, open/close simulation, active/running games, drama, communication, and many more. They are all designed with a purpose: to promote peace education, critical thinking, and become a global citizen.

Any kids are welcomed from the age of 9. The camps are divided into two subgroups : 9 – 12 , and 13 +. The activities are more in-depth when a participant is in the 13 + group, and there are more leadership roles available. If you (a parent) are thinking of sending your kids to one of the international programmes, we highly recommend you to bring your kids to minicamps first so you will know for sure they like CISV camps or not.

If you would like to find out in details what happens in these camps, have a look at the report below by one of the participants! If you would like to attend or have queries regarding minicamp, please send us an email below 🙂

Past minicamp reports

Auckland Minicamps

2018 Schedule

Summer Minicamp: 16th-18th of February | Green Bay
Spring Minicamp: 21st-23rd of September | Hunua
To access the online registration form, go to CISV Auckland Minicamp Registration Form.
To access the minicamp fees for Auckland, click HERE.
If you have queries regarding to Auckland minicamps, send an email to