The Camp

Hinsdake campers and their instructors celebrate passing resolutions to help solve the global water crisis.

2018 Hinsdale Session Campers engage in exciting debate on the topic of access to clean water.

The 21CSA Model United Nations camp is run by Diane Haleas, director of the nationally recognized Saint Ignatius College Prep Model United Nations team.  Ms. Haleas will be the lead instructor for all sessions.

The student to instructor ratio is 7 to 1.   Students will receive individualized instruction, work in small groups led by an experienced instructor, and engage in both small group and large group UN committee sessions.

There is no experience necessary.  Students will be grouped according to their age and/or ability and experience.  The goal is to meet students where they are in terms of their skills and work closely with them to improve their communication, writing, negotiation, and critical thinking skills.  Engaging in socially interactive activities helps to build confidence in students.

Assistant instructors are veteran Model UN delegates who have competed and won awards at countless Model UN conferences such as Georgetown,  Columbia University, Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Notre Dame, Boston College, New York University, the University of Illinois, the University of Miami, and Northwestern University as well as at international conferences in China, Germany, and Russia.

There are two one-week sessions.  The Hinsdale session runs from July 15-19 and the Western Springs session runs from July 22-26.

Tuition is $525 per session and includes all materials and lunch each day. You may register here.

To achieve success in high school, college, and the highly competitive global workforce, students must develop these essential leadership skills:

  • Critical thinking
  • Communication/networking
  • Innovation
  • Problem-solving
  • Collaboration
  • Technology literacy
  • Entrepreneurship

21st Century Skills and Model United Nations Leadership Camp will provide students entering ages 11-16 with the opportunity to develop these essential skills through interactive, challenging, and fun activities in an open and friendly environment. Students will explore current events, global issues, and the basics of international diplomacy.

Each day, students will engage in an on-going Model United Nations simulation in which they will act as diplomats representing the interests of their assigned country, debating pressing issues, navigating conflicting perspectives, making decisions, and negotiating solutions. They will be exposed to the real-life challenges of solving problems and dealing with unexpected crisis situations.

Camp delegates collaborate and negotiate to find a resolution to the South China Sea conflict.

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