What is iGovern?
Generation Joshua’s iGovern Summer Leadership Camps are a hands-on, educational experience for students ages 14-19. During the weeklong camps, students take on a role such as a member of Congress, a journalist, or an ambassador from a foreign country and engage in projects such as drafting and passing legislation, reporting on the news of the day, participating in international diplomacy, or even running for President of the United States. All this while learning through an interactive scenario that will challenge them to think through what his or her Christian faith means in our world.
Interspersed throughout the day are lectures and games to foster good teamwork and encourage friendship and at the end of each day, the simulation pauses as staff and students gather for worship and a message from one of our camp speakers during our Chapel sessions.
Generation Joshua’s iGovern Summer Leadership Camps are the only camps where Christianity, real-world politics, adventure, and fun are brought together in a seamless blend to inspire and challenge your child spiritually, educationally, and physically.
iGovern East - Summer Leadership Camp
At iGovern East, you are given the opportunity to change the course of our nation, to write legislation that will make our nation greater, to further your agenda, and to pass your party’s bills. All this happens in the midst of a tumultuous presidential election in which you must raise money and rally support for your candidate.
In a place of both light and dark you will draft and debate legislation, form alliances, and develop friendships that will last. You will learn what leadership means, participate in team games, develop an understanding of Congress, and make your mark in the iGovern experience.
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iGovern Statecraft - Politics on an International Stage
At iGovern Statecraft, you will spend the week as an official of the Executive Branch, a world news journalist, or a foreign ambassador.
As a U.S. official, you will be entrusted with the United States foreign policy, our diplomatic, intelligence, and military resources, and a very sticky international crisis. You can also choose to represent a different nation. Delegations will be attending an international summit where they will be tasked with competing priorities and agendas from their respective homelands. Journalists will hold all parties accountable and make sure the people are informed as to what is happening and how it impacts their lives.
During a week of highly detailed simulation and in-depth instruction, you will test current ideas, consider new approaches, and come away with a much deeper understanding of the affairs of nations. You will learn what leadership means, participate in team games, and develop lasting friendships with your fellow students and counselors.
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In November and December, the cost for the entire week of camp is $645. On January 1, the cost will increase to $695. On March 1, the cost will increase to $795. On July 1, the cost will increase to $845. (Register as soon as possible to get the best price!)
Registration includes: pickup and drop-off from Washington Dulles Int’l Airport (IAD), lodging, food (17 meals — Sunday evening through Saturday morning), access to all iGovern activities, and a week of summer-defining adventure!