About the Camps
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.
21st Century Skills and Model United Nations Leadership Camp will provide students ages 11-15 with the opportunity to develop 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.
The student to instructor ratio is 7 to 1. Students will receive individualized instruction, work in small groups led by experienced instructors, and engage in both small group and large group UN committee sessions.
There is no experience necessary. Students (ages 11-15) 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, Georgia Tech, 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 10-14, 2023.
- The Western Springs session runs from July 17-21, 2023.
Tuition is $600 per session and includes all materials and snacks/drinks each day. Camp hours are from 9 am to 2 pm each day.
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.
Model for Success
To achieve success in high school, college, and the highly competitive global workforce, students must develop these essential leadership skills:
21st Century Skills and Model United Nations Leadership Camp will provide students entering ages 11-15 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.