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Here it is!! The Pre-Camp for National Camp 2016, to be held in London, Ontario, August 14-21!!! Read more for all the info you need for a fun and successful camp! If you have any questions, you can email me at


What is National Camp anyway?


National camp is a week long camp in August put on by JB Canada. This program is unique as it combines many different aspects of CISV programs! Participants are put into planning groups to plan and lead educational activites with the help from the staff. All Canadian JBers age 11+ are invited to attend and develop their skills. National Camp is a fantastic week long program that lets delegates learn more about themsevles, other chapters, while making friends along the way.




Our theme this year is Mind Your Mind! 




This year, CISV London will be hosting National Camp at Camp Attawandaron. Camp Attawandaron is  an hour from London and the open space and beautiful scenery are worthy it! (Here is a link to the site if you would like to check it out:



National Camp will be held in London and we ask that is where you fly into! Our aiport code is YXU (London International Airport)






Since our campsite is an hour drive from the city and airport, we ask that you keep this in mind when booking your flights.


Camp will begin at 3pm August 14, and end at 11am August 21.

With this in mind, please do not book flights that arrive in London after 1pm August 14th, or that depart before 1pm August 21. Travel will be arranged from the London airport to the campsite.

Homestays are also available upon request and should be indicated on the TIF as well. 


What to Bring:

  • Clothes (Don't forget extra socks and underwear)
  • Running shoes
  • Sandals
  • Toiletries (Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Shampoo etc)
  • Towel
  • Sleeping Bag and Pillow
  • Bug repellant
  • Sun block
  • Medication and presciriptions, well labeled
  • Water Bottle
  • Rain Jacket
  • Sunglasses
  • Flashlight
  • Hat
  • Traders/t-shirts
  • Ideas for activities and energizers, related to our theme, Mind Your Mind!
  • A good attitude!

DO NOT BRING: Alcohol, drugs, weapons, anything illegal, or any items that might lead to exclusion (such as electronics)


Basic Rules:

Alcohol: Do NOT bring any to camp, any alcohol at camp will be grounds for sending participants home at their personal expense.

Drugs: Do NOT bring any to camp, any drugs found at camp will be grounds for sending participants home at their own expense.

Smoking: Smoking is forbidden on camp property. In Ontario, tobacco products are only available to people 19 years of age. If anyone 19+ needs accesibility to a smoking area, arrangements will be made. 

Cell Phones: Please avoid bringing cell phones to camp, If you would like to bring your cell phone for safety reason while traveling we can store them for you in the safe upon arrival. 

Relationships: Inappropriate, exclusive relationships will not be tolerated.







If your chapter is interested in bringing some of your own merch to sell, just send me an email! (




Summer temperatures in London last year were above 25C daily! (According to Weather Spark Beta, a reliable weather source). The weather is normally quite warm so please pack a water bottle and sun block.


Stuff we need (forms):

  • YLIF-CAN form (Please note this form does NOT need to notarized)
    • Travel of minors within Canada requires the YLIF-CAN form
    • This form can be found at
    • Please be sure to fill out YLIF-CAN and NOT the International YLIF
    • This form can be brought to camp
  • Insurance
    • We require confirmation of medicla insurance, so please bring a copy of your medical insurance.
    • This can be brought to camp
  • Health form
    • This form can be found at
    • This form must be filled in within 3 months of the program, so after May 14, 2015
    • You do NOT need to fill out Part E or get the form signed by a physician
    • If you have any allergies or medical conditions, please email them to me (
  • Travel info form and Fees
    • Attached to this email.
    • The travel info form can be scanned or sent in with fees to Dimi Strathopolous 810 Maitland St. Unit 30, London, Ontario N5Y5K3
    • Due Thursday July 7th
  • T-shirt sizes
    • Please send your t-shirt size to this email (


Hi there! My name's Capri and I'll be taking a lot of pictures and videos of you this summer!  I'm doing a joint honours in Criminology and Gender Studies with a minor in psychology at the University Of Ottawa but I'm going to be a filmmaker when I graduate (hence why I'll have the camera on you this nat camp).  A lot of what I study in school are topics we talk about in CISV so I can be a bit of a keener for debrief activities and hearing other people's opinions, and the reasons behind their opinions. I've been in CISV for nine years and I love that no matter how much time you put into CISV, you are constantly learning from it. I think that's all for now, if you need any more info on me you can buy my audiobook online and I will be providing signatures at camp.  (Just kidding) See you soon!


Hey everyone my name is Jonathon. I've been in CISV for longer than I can remember. I have been to many programs both national and international. I currently work at an Italian restaurant and recently began a spirit quest. I love long walks on the beach am always down for an adventure.





 Hi, I am Dimi and I am the National Camp Coordinator this year! I have been involved in CISV since I was 11 and I am a huge fan! This year not only do I get to plan Nat Camp but I also get to participating in a Seminar Camp in Poland! I just finished my last year of high school and I will be going to Lakehead University next year for nursing.  I am so looking forward to meeting campers and sharing a great week with them! My favourite energizer is brown squirrel! In my non-CISV life, I love to read, watch movies and swim.


What's up, Nat Camp?  My name is Daniel and I'm from the US.  Really the only reason I'm staffing this camp is so I have friends from Canada to live with if Trump wins the presidency.  It's getting real down here.  In my spare time,  I've been involved with CISV ever since I was 11 and I'm currently a National Junior Representative for JB USA.  This will be my second time staffing Nat Camp, and I have some big goals for this year: learn the names of at least three Canadian provinces, like Nova Terio and SusCatChewOn; make a return trip to Bulk Barn and not get overwhelmed by all the options; get real emotional with Drake and get ice cream afterwards; and start a bromance with Justin Trudeau.  I'm really excited for Nat Camp this year and I look forward to meeting all of you!



I am so excited to be a part of another National Camp this year!  I am your basic run-of-the-mill politics student, who really loves talking about Canadian government and anything conspiracy theory related.I study at Acadia University, but go home to Freddy Beach to visit (Fredericton). I've been involved in CISV since I was 11 and am currently Jr NJR.  My favourite country is the Netherlands and my favourite place is the park with all the fountains in Lima.  Fun fact: I really love the song Wagon Wheel (Darius Rucker edition).  I can't wait for August!


My name is Emilie Durocher and I am 25 years old. I have been involved in CISV since I was 11 years old and have loved every minute of it. This is my first National Camp experience and I couldn’t be more excited! I have seen so many wonderful delegates attend National Camps over the years and all have had such good things to say about it.  I am so looking forward to meeting campers from all across Canada and share a great week with them! My favourite energizers are brown squirrel and the beaver song! In my non-CISV life, I work as a Registered Nurse. I love to cook, garden, and bike around the city.


Hey friends! I am super excited to be back at National Camp this summer. This year will be my second year staffing.I am currently a student at the University of Toronto (only one more year!) and one of two National Junior Representatives for CISV Canada! I am terrified of seals and blood, but I love randomly bursting out into song and learning new languages. Please enjoy this picture of me posing with a camel in Peru. I named it Doris (after the founder of CISV)! I can't wait to meet all of you!