An important part of many CISV programmes are family stays for groups of two or more children:
- At Villages and StepUps at the beginning of the camp, so that the leaders can prepare the camp
- At Villages at the end of the second week, to allow the leaders and staff time to plan and relax
- For all camps for participants who are leaving earlier or later for organizational reasons
The children or young people should experience the life in their host country's family and also have a small look at our country.