Childrens’ International Summer Villages is a worldwide organization that organizes educational camps for children of all ages. Grype is developing a complete web Portal for CISV USA.

The portal will be deployed across 22 cities in the US to streamline operations and manage CISV summer camps. It will improve operational efficiency by roughly 30% and significantly boost collaboration.

Project Highlights

  • Designed Drupal modules to manage camp administration and membership which improved efficiency by 30 per cent in the first instance
  • New tools built to enable parents to share in their child’s camp experience at arms length


  • Strategic counsel
  • Drupal 7

The Project

Childrens’ International Summer Villages (CISV) is a global not-for-profit group that organizes educational camps for children of all ages. Grype worked with CISV to develop a complete web portal deployed across 22 cities - a total of 200 Chapters - in the USA. The objective of the web portal is to streamline the operations of CISV USA, manage their summer camps, committees and enable collaborative fundraising.

The Challenge

CISV had huge potential for expansion, but this was hindered by the amount of time needed by volunteers to administer their own Chapter and conduct fundraising activities.  This also left little time to develop relationships with clients to keep them loyal and engaged or address additional client needs that had been communicated, such as parents wanting real time updates on their children’s experience at camp.

The Solution

A module for managing client subscriptions and automatic renewal was established, allowing clients to log in and manage their accounts simply – a huge departure from a paperbased system – and giving the volunteers back much needed fundraising time. CISV had also heard from parents that they wanted to share their children’s experience t camp, where possible. Grype built a system similar to Facebook, providing peace of mind for parents and a way to share in their child’s experiences remotely, giving their children a taste of independence.

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