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JB Winter Minicamp 2023

February 17 @ 7:00 pm - February 20 @ 10:30 am

What is Mini Camp?

Mini Camp is an incredible weekend; jam-packed with fun CISV activities, top notch educational content, awesome people, energizers galore, and so much more! Our awesome CISV Jacksonville Junior Branch Board are planning an amazing mini camp for you.

Fun theme: TBD
Serious theme: TBD

Since many of the participants are from different schools, the minicamp will start with “name games” and other “getting to know you activities so don’t worry about not knowing anyone when the camp begins. Saturday and Sunday will be full days with 4-5 activities surrounding this theme. Each activity will be followed by a “debrief” where we discuss our “attitudes, skills and knowledge” that have been changed or influenced by the activity.

How do I register?

Youth participants register here:

Adult chaperones and participants age 18+ register here:

How much does it cost?

$150 if you register by Feb 1. The camp fills quickly and registrations may not be available after Feb 1. Any late registration would be $175. Several partial scholarships may be available based on need. Contact POC at the bottom for details. Note, camp fees include food and housing for the long weekend.

How do I pay the registration fee?

Click here to pay by PayPay before February 1.  Click here to pay by PayPal on or after February 1.  Paypal payments include a $5 convenience fee.  You have the option to mail a check payable to CISV Jacksonville to 1050 Riverside Ave Suite C, Jacksonville, FL 32204. ** Checks must be received by Feb 1oth. We request you let us know if mailing a check.

If you are interested in scholarship assistance for minicamp fees, please complete the Minicamp Scholarship Form.

What are the ages?

Mini Camp is open to participants ages 10 to 21 and adult chaperones.

What is the Minicamp location?

Camp St. John in Saint Johns County, Florida

What is the camp address?

235 Marywood Drive St. Johns, FL 32259 (off SR13, 3 miles south of Racetrack Rd.)

What is the campsite?

Camp St. John is a part of the Marywood Retreat and Conference Center operated by the Catholic Diocese of St. Augustine. Marywood Retreat and Conference Center rests on the St. Johns River just minutes from Jacksonville and St. Augustine. Its 100 acres of beautiful tranquility is accented with towering live oak trees and gardens making it a perfect environment for any type of gathering. More info here:

What are the transportation arrangements for Jacksonville?

As the camp is local, we will not be organizing any formal carpools to and from the camp. Informal carpools are encouraged. We do need to know on your registration form, who will be picking up your camper on Monday.

What should I bring?

• A individually wrapped snacks to share. Don’t bring snacks that need to be refrigerated
• Comfy clothes you can move in.  We have a Wild West theme so bring your cowboy/cowgirl and Western wear if you have them.
• Dress for the weather! It can be cool or hot in Apr. Enough for 2 days
• Sleeping bag or sheets and blanket. Extra blanket if cool.
• Pillow
• Towels
• Shower shoes or flip flops
• Closed toe shoes/sneakers/running shoes
• Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, etc.)
• Sunscreen and bug spray
• Reusable water bottle
• Flashlight
• Raincoat
• A smile!

What are other issues to know?

• Arrival should be between 7-9pm on Friday night to Camp St. John
• Arrive having already eaten dinner
• Departure: We will leave the camp around 10:00 am on Monday
• Meals will be provided from Saturday breakfast to Monday breakfast and that price will be included in the camp fee.
• Camp T-shirts are included in the registration fee.

What is the cell phone policy?

• It is recommended that you leave your cell phone at home.
• Only adult chaperones and the Junior Branch board members are permitted to have cell phones during minicamp.
• If you bring your phone, the minicamp chaperones will put your phone in a labeled plastic bag and lock it in the trunk of a car during minicamp.
• CISV Jax is not liable for a lost or damaged cell phone.

What are CISV’s behavior guidelines?

Please read the R-07 Behavior Policy here or  at

Questions before camp?

Just e-mail us at We are happy to help.

Who is planning activities at the camp?

The Junior Branch Board Members of the CISV Jacksonville plan and run the activities.

Questions during camp?

Adult chaperones will be present. Should you need to reach a chaperone:

contact Joanna Simpson at 617 416 5844 or

See a vintage video about what happens at a minicamp.


February 17 @ 7:00 pm
February 20 @ 10:30 am


CISV Jacksonville Chapter
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Camp St. Johns at Marywood Retreat Center
235 Marywood Dr,
St Johns, FL 32259 United States
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