A camp-based program for 14-15 year olds, lasting 23 days
The first Step Up! (called Summer Camp at that time) in Belgium (Brussels) was held in 1994.
CISV's Step Up! program encourages young people to take a leading role in planning and organizing activities. The participants and their adult leaders use CISV's peace education to guide the theme of the camp around which they plan activities, such as identity, democracy, or environmental protection.
Step Up! delegations come from nine countries and are comprised of four young people, 2 girls and 2 boys, who are accompanied by an adult leader. The camp is coordinated by adult staff.
Taking part in Step Up
Taking part in Step Up gives you the amazing opportunity to learn about important issues that affect us all and how they are thought about and dealt with in different countries and cultures. You will think about how you will take your new knowledge and leadership skills and make active use of them in your school or community. Just as importantly, you will have fun and make new and lasting friendships.