Dates: June 14 - June 22, 2016
Time: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm (excluding weekends)
Location: Heinz History Center and various locations in Washington DC
Duration: 7 days
Target Audience: Rising 8th-12th graders
Tuition: $895.00 ($875.00 , if application is submitted or postmarked before May 1, 2016) Tuition is not refundable.
Scholarships Available: Click Here to Download Application Form
Check out some highlihts from our 2014 I Want to be an Ambassador! camp: Slidely Photo Gallery
Thanks to new technology, the world is becoming a smaller place... and yet, with all the ways we can communicate, conflict and power struggles continue to escalate. How can we prepare our teenagers to come together, get along and work to solve the world's problems? By teaching them the skills of an Ambassador!
I Want to be an Ambassador! is a seven-day summer camp designed to help teens master the skill sets and character traits of a successful Ambassador... especially the vital art of diplomacy. Certainly this camp will enrich any teenage student interested in learning about jobs in foreign service – but the I Want to be an Ambassador! summer camp is so much more, with invaluable lessons for all teens! It is the only summer camp of its kind in Western Pennsylvania, making it a unique and significant offering to help youth develop the life skills crucial to success. Just as an ambassador must display behaviors and attitudes which respectfully represent our country and solve world challenges, campers will learn to respectfully represent their families, schools, and communities—and start solving problems effectively at a grass-roots level.
Includes a dynamic and interactive blend of activity-based exercises, helping campers acquire the tools to negotiate, resolve conflicts, communicate effectively to facilitate mutually positive outcomes in the challenges of everyday life. Camp curriculum has been carefully developed with expert input from professional educators and topic specialists to provide campers with broadened minds. The I Want to be an Ambassador! experience emphasizes problem-solving by evaluating data and considering multiple viewpoints and encourages the campers to further engage in more diverse activities and academic pursuits—which in turn will inspire a "ripple effect" of positive change around them!
If we could see different perspectives, if we could whet our taste for the distinctive flavors of world cultures, if we could hear the problems of the world through the ears of many different people... then perhaps we can be ambassadors to a different kind of interaction that leads to peace and progress. The I Want to be an Ambassador! summer camp is a vital first step for students ready to reach for those inspiring goals. The world is the limit!
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