iGovern Heartland

GenJ is excited to bring iGovern to America's heartland!  iGovern Heartland will feature loved iGovern core parts such as the U.S. Congress and the presidential election, but it will also include a special twist. iGovern Heartland is the only camp we offer to include an economic track.  If you want to try your hand a helping run a business and wrestle with the economic impact of laws, this is the camp for you! Heartland also has unique access to the National Museum of the US Air Force.  This includes 4 different retired Air Force Ones and one of the most extensive displays of history and aircraft in the world.  

Program Overview

So much to do, so little time! Each day at the Generation Joshua iGovern camp is jam-packed with activities. Whether it’s an uplifting chapel service, listening to inspiring speakers, strategizing on how your candidate can win the mock presidential campaign, drafting legislation to win support in the campaign, or participating in any number of recreational activities, the GenJ iGovern camp promises to keep you busy!


Each day, the drama of the simulation pauses as staff and students gather for worship and a message from one of our camp speakers during Chapel sessions.

Over the years, Chapel has become the single most highlighted aspect of the week in camper feedback forms and testimonies. Life-changing ministry takes place as students are encouraged and inspired by the truth of God's word and the hope of the Gospel.

At the end of each day, students have the chance to ask questions and dive deeper during small group devotions led by the camp counselor in their wing.

Lectures and Speakers

At iGovern, participants will hear from prominent conservative leaders and thinkers. Past speakers include:

  • Mike Pence, Vice President of the United States

  • Ben Sasse, U.S. Senator

  • Cory Gardner, U.S. Senator

  • Virginia Foxx, U.S. Congresswoman

  • Tom McClintock, U.S. Congressman

  • Dr. James Dobson, Founder of Focus on the Family

  • Wendy Wright, Former President of Concerned Women for America

  • Tim Phillips, President of Americans for Prosperity

  • Lila Rose, President of LiveAction

  • Ryan Bomberger, Founder of The Radiance Foundation


At camp, you will have an opportunity to draft bills, create legislation, debate in Congress, and gain hands-on experience for what it would be like to run a country. You will figure out what it takes to rub shoulders with high profile lobbyists at our annual formal Gala. In addition, during our mock presidential election, you'll have a chance to run for President or Vice President, or help elect another member of the party to this coveted position.

Fun and Games

iGovern gives you the chance to connect with old friends and make new ones during our packed, week-long program. You'll connect over shared interests and causes, and develop these friendships as you work and play together. In addition to the lectures you'll attend and the causes you will support, iGovern Heartland will include a field trip to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.



Eligibility & Pricing Guide

Generation Joshua tries to make its camps as affordable as possible to teens and their families. Toward that end, our prices are often below the costs of comparable camps. We encourage all of our potential participants to start saving today. Camp is more affordable than you might think!

Eligibility & Age

iGovern Heartland is open to any Generation Joshua member between the ages of 14–19 (Please note: This is different from iGovern East and iGovern Statecraft). If you have questions regarding this please contact us.


The cost for the entire week of camp is $695. If you register before March 1, you will be given a $100 early registration discount. Registrations after July 1 will be charged a $50 expedited processing fee.

A $50 discount is available for HSLDA member families.

As a thank you for your service, we are offering a $200 discount to children of parents in full time or retired ministry or active/retired military.

Pricing includes transportation from the Columbus airport (CMH) to camp and back, lodging, food (17 meals — Sunday evening through Saturday morning), access to all activities, and a great time!

Cancellation Policy

Your camp registration includes a $100 non-refundable deposit. Of the remaining amount the following applies:

  • If you cancel on or before March 31 you will receive 100% of your refundable deposit.
  • If you cancel on or before June 11 you will receive 50% of your refundable deposit.
  • If you cancel after June 11 you will not receive a refund.



Transportation Information


Transportation is provided from the John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) only.  For arrivals at the start of camp, the first shuttle arrives at CMH at 2 p.m. Sunday and the final shuttle leaves the airport at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Any student arriving after 4:30 p.m. will need to pay for his or her own transportation to Cedarville University.

For departures at the end of camp, the first shuttle will arrive at CMH at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday and the last will arrive at 12 p.m. There are no exceptions to arrival and departure times.

If a camper is traveling as an unaccompanied minor, there is a $50 fee. Also, they must arrive during our shuttle times, and we must know in advance. Airline policies require GenJ Camp staff to sign paperwork stating that we have picked up the passenger and require us on departure to wait with the passenger at the gate until they have boarded the plane. Thus, the departure must occur prior to 12 p.m. on Saturday so that our staff can return on the last shuttle.

GenJ has partnered with United Airlines to provide discounted airfare for your travel to iGovern. To take advantage of this discount, click here and enter code ZGVN854067 in the "Offer Code" box. 


Registration is 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Sunday. Dinner is offered at 5 p.m. If you want to take advantage of that, arrive earlier to ensure adequate time to settle in. All campers must depart Saturday before 11 a.m.