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.
So much to do, so little time! Each day at the Generation Joshua iGovern camp is jam-packed with activities. Whether it’s an uplifting chapel service, listening to inspiring speakers, strategizing on how your candidate can win the mock presidential campaign, drafting legislation to win support in the campaign, or participating in any number of recreational activities, the GenJ iGovern camp promises to keep you busy!
Each day, the drama of the simulation pauses as staff and students gather for worship and a message from one of our camp speakers during Chapel sessions.
Over the years, Chapel has become the single most highlighted aspect of the week in camper feedback forms and testimonies. Life-changing ministry takes place as students are encouraged and inspired by the truth of God's word and the hope of the Gospel.
At the end of each day, students have the chance to ask questions and dive deeper during small group devotions led by the camp counselor in their wing.
Lectures and Speakers
At iGovern, participants will hear from prominent conservative leaders and thinkers. Past speakers include:
- Mike Pence, Vice President of the United States
- Ben Sasse, U.S. Senator
- Cory Gardner, U.S. Senator
- Virginia Foxx, U.S. Congresswoman
- Tom McClintock, U.S. Congressman
- Dr. James Dobson, Founder of Focus on the Family
- Wendy Wright, Former President of Concerned Women for America
- Lila Rose, President of LiveAction
- Ryan Bomberger, Founder of The Radiance Foundation
At camp, you will have an opportunity to draft bills, create legislation, debate in Congress, and gain hands-on experience for what it would be like to run a country. You will figure out what it takes to rub shoulders with high profile lobbyists at our annual formal Gala. In addition, during our mock presidential election, you'll have a chance to run for President or Vice President, or help elect another member of the party to this coveted position.
Fun and Games
iGovern gives you the chance to connect with old friends and make new ones during our packed week-long program. You'll connect over shared interests and causes, and develop these friendships as you work and play together.
Transportation is provided from the Norfolk International Airport (ORF) only. For arrivals at the start of camp, the first shuttle arrives at ORF at 2 p.m. Sunday and the final shuttle leaves the airport at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Any student arriving after 4:30 p.m. will need to pay for his or her own transportation to iGovern.
For departures at the end of camp, the first shuttle will arrive at ORF at 5:30 a.m. on Saturday and the last will arrive at 12 p.m. There are no exceptions to arrival and departure times.
If a camper is traveling as an unaccompanied minor, there is a $50 fee. Also, they must arrive during our shuttle times, and we must know in advance. Airline policies require GenJ Camp staff to sign paperwork stating that we have picked up the passenger and require us on departure to wait with the passenger at the gate until they have boarded the plane. Thus, the departure must occur prior to 12 p.m. on Saturday so that our staff can return to campus on the last shuttle.
GenJ has partnered with United Airlines to provide discounted airfare for your travel to iGovern. To take advantage of this discount, click here and enter code ZKPG304182 in the "Offer Code" box.
Registration is 2-5 p.m. on Sunday. Dinner is offered from 5 to 6 p.m. If you want to take advantage of that, arrive earlier to ensure adequate time to settle in. All campers must depart Saturday before 12 p.m.
Eligibility & Pricing Guide
Generation Joshua tries to make its camps as affordable as possible to teens and their families. Toward that end, our prices are often below the costs of comparable camps. We encourage all of our potential participants to start saving today. Camp is more affordable than you might think!
Eligibility and Age
iGovern Statecraft is open to any Generation Joshua member between the ages of 14–19.
The cost for the entire week of camp is $695. If you register before March 1, you will be given a $75 registration discount. If you register between March 1 and April 15, you will be given a $50 registration discount. Registrations after July 11 will be charged a $60 expedited processing fee.
A $50 discount is available for HSLDA member families.
As a thank you for your service, we are offering a $100 discount to children of parents in full time or retired ministry or active/retired military.
Pricing includes transportation from the designated arrival airport to camp and back, lodging, food (17 meals — Sunday evening through Saturday morning), access to all activities, and a great time!
Your camp registration includes a $100 non-refundable deposit. Of the remaining amount the following applies:
- If you cancel on or before April 18 you will receive 100% of your refundable deposit.
- If you cancel on or before July 11 you will receive 50% of your refundable deposit.
- If you cancel after July 11 you will not receive a refund.
Please Note: If you are attending both iGovern East and iGovern Statecraft and staying at Regent University on July 30, there will be one $85 charge added to your account to cover room and board between the camps.