A Letter From Our Director
Delegates, Parents, Educators, and Counselors,
It is my honor to welcome all of you to Model UN Camp's 2014 season, and to our third year of the "MUN In The SUN" program. Over the past three years, it has been a privilege to see our small program develop into a world-class educational opportunity for students from all parts of the globe. I extend my heartfelt thanks to the passionate students and educators who made last year's programs possible, and I look forward to seeing all of you, alongside new faces, at this year's camp.
The joint goals of Model UN Camp are to endow new students with a love of learning about global affairs, and to provide experienced students with a place to learn more about the issues closest to their hearts. We accomplish this by intertwining creative educational exercises with fun camp activities. This year, we've designed three week-long programs that will help students learn about other cultures, develop skills in debate and negotiation, and become friends with remarkable people from all over the world.
For half of each day, campers (called “Delegates” ) assume the role of an ambassador from a country other than their own. Having researched their countries, as well as pre-chosen topics of discussion for weeks before the camp begins, they discuss issues ranging from maternal health in developing countries to the global war on drugs. Formal committee sessions are complemented by daily workshops on public speaking, negotiation, resolution writing, and critical thinking.
When not in committees or workshops, delegates enjoy more traditional camp activities, like nature hikes, swimming in beautiful Pine Hill lake, telling ghost stories around the campfire, or playing field games. Splitting up our days in this way lets us design programs that make learning about the world an interesting and interactive experience, and encourages delegates to want to learn more.
We hope you’re able to join us for a week or two of our unique camp experience this summer, and we encourage you to find out more about the program.
Until the summer sun shines,
Director, Model UN Camp