Why read about government when you actually learn about it by participating in it? Luke and Josh are going to Colorado Springs with Generation Joshua's IGovern. It's a one week camp for teens to learn about government by simulating that they are part of the government.
Here's what the website has to say about the camp:"Imagine a verdant mountain paradise, where students can escape from the stress of life, relax among the sandstone cliffs, and swim in beautiful Eagle Lake. Alas, all is not well in paradise. There are decisions to be made, a nation to govern, and bad policies to fight. Amidst the towering trees, bills are drafted and debated, national and international policies are formulated, and a presidential election hangs in the balance.
At iGovern, your teen portrays a member of the United States Congress. Our simulation this year focuses on international relations. From the first day of camp, students will be forced to address tough political questions and decide how their faith relates to political decision-making. A presidential election is also underway where your teen can run for office, manage a campaign, or plan a successful fundraising strategy. Winning requires a cogent message and a cohesive team."
Before they go, the students have to complete some assignments including writing two fictitious bills and reading the US Constitution.
Students can earn 0.5 high school credits for a government class.
Will they let moms go?!