GHS Launches First Ever Model UN Summer Camp


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GHS Model UN Club

For the first time ever, the Greenwich High School Model United Nations team will host a summer camp in July 2018 open to current middle school students.

Model UN is an activity that allows students to explore current global issues and foreign relations in an interactive way.

At a typical Model UN conference, each student researches a country to represent while grappling with a current issue within a simulated international body of the UN. Students, otherwise known as “delegates” at a conference, must collaborate with other delegates in order to draft a resolution that best resolves the issue at hand–while still keeping their country position in mind.

At the GHS Model UN summer program, students will learn the basics of Model UN conference structure and will thus develop leadership, public speaking, collaboration, and writing skills.

Rising high school students will also get to know the student and staff advisers for the GHS Model UN team. The program will culminate with a conference simulation activity run by GHS Model UN students.

“We are excited to offer such an exciting learning opportunity to rising 8th, 9th and 10th grade students . . . as they explore issues that challenge the global community,” said GHS Model UN faculty adviser Ian Tiedemann.

The two-week program will take place on weekdays from July 16 – 27.

Interested students can find more information within the 2018 Greenwich Public Schools summer program brochure, linked below. Registration for the GHS Model UN summer program is now open through June 29th and can be done through the online website, also linked below.

In addition, on-site registration assistance meetings for all programs for the Greenwich Public Schools Summer School will be hosted from 5:30-7:00pm on:

  • April 16 at Cos Cob School
  • April 17 at Hamilton Avenue
  • April 23 at Julian Curtiss
  • April 24 at New Lebanon
  • May 2 at Western Middle School

GPS summer program brochure:

Registration portal: