Minicamp NZ

Past minicamp reports
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 🙂

Auckland Minicamps

2017 Schedule

Summer Minicamp: 24th-26th of February
Winter Minicamp: 16th-18th of June
Spring Minicamp: 15th-17th of September
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


6 thoughts on “Minicamp NZ

    cass said:
    4th March, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    hi there could you please tell me about whats involved on these camps (eg activities, learning) i have a 13 year old daughter who might be interested in doing somthing like this,any info would be much appricated.thank you

    tezomc said:
    9th June, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    How much does it cost?

      CISV NZ responded:
      9th June, 2015 at 6:20 pm

      Kia ora! First timers are $50 each. It includes all food and accommodation.

    AklMum said:
    7th July, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    Hi there is the Spring camp in Auckland?

      CISV NZ responded:
      7th July, 2016 at 11:44 pm

      Kia ora

      Yes, there is. It’s on the 16th to 18th of September.

    Anna McDonald said:
    24th September, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    Hi there,
    Is there a step up/intro etc to Mini Camp, eg evenings or part days where newbies get to know a few faces and how it all operates, what to expect in activities etc? I have a 10 year old who would probably really get into what you guys do but I wouldn’t be able to send him off to a weekend away with total strangers to unknown activities in a million years. (His confidence, not mine, though I wouldn’t say no to meeting those in charge beforehand either – school camp was a big enough drama)

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