Summer Academy Camps

U.S. National Security

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." With this quip, Benjamin Franklin stoked a debate over American politics that continues to this day: when trying to protect the country, how should we balance concerns over security and liberty? In this camp, you will step into the shoes of policymakers as you attempt to answer this question and learn about the fascinating realm of American national security. Throughout the week, you will learn about the people who influence security policy, and you will take a swing at crafting security policy yourself through simulations, role-playing, and debate. The course will culminate with a major simulation in which you will work together to solve a security crisis. Whether you hope to win dinnertime debates, to understand recent news reports about the NSA, or to become president, this camp will help you to make sense of American national security. Open to students ages 13-17. 

Course Information

Course Number:

83903

Course Date: Monday, June 2, 2014 - Friday, June 6, 2014
Course Date Info:

Day and Overnight Camp Options Available
8:30am-5:30pm
Extended care available until 5:30pm
Overnight students check-in on Sunday night at residence hall 

Address:
Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
Location Info:

Overnight students will check in at their assigned residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in at the Georgia Center on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. Students will travel by foot or bus to get to their on-campus classroom and other activities, and by university vehicle for any off-campus field trips. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins. 

Cost:

Day Camp - $350

  • Optional Extended Day - $35

Overnight Camp - $750

Partial financial assistance may be available for students who need it. To request assistance, please follow the directions listed in the Financial Aid Request form, which is located on the right hand side of this page. If you have any questions about the process, please call us at 706-542-3537 or email us at questions [at] georgiacenter [dot] uga [dot] edu.

Instructor: 

Kayce Mobley is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia, where she teaches political science courses to undergraduates. She studies international relations and American politics, and she specializes in American foreign policy and the study of decision making. Currently, she is researching the influence of revenge on foreign policy creation, a topic which she has discussed at several national and regional conferences. Before beginning graduate work, she earned a B.A. in political science with a minor in classical studies from the University of the South in Sewanee, TN. In addition to teaching at UGA, she has taught summer and weekend courses in international relations for gifted high school students. This is her first year as a UGA Summer Academy instructor. 

What you need for camp/program: 

A detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you three weeks before camp begins.