It's your world.

August 11-16th // August 18-23rd

SUNIA is North America's longest running Model United Nations summer program. For 67 years we have provided students across the world with the opportunity to meet UN officers, think critically about world issues, engage in simulations covering a variety of social issues, and enjoy the beautiful Rocky Mountains.

An invaluable opportunity for young students to gain first-hand and realistic experience in the area of international affairs and United Nations activities.
— Stephen Lewis, former Canadian Ambassador to the UN

Model UN Security Council

It's your world: what would you change if you had the power? At SUNIA you'll work in a team to solve some of the worlds most challenging problems and complex issues. Stay tuned to find out this year’s Security Council topic!

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Our Program

Since its inception, SUNIA has had the goal of giving its attendees a unique, well-rounded and engaging summer camp experience. At SUNIA, you can learn about different social and political issues on both a local and global scale. This means that in addition to the hiking, canoeing, campfires and other things you might expect from your typical summer camp, our program has a wealth of different opportunities for you to engage in activities that aim to broaden your perspectives, as well as learn valuable information about a variety of relevant topics.  Read about just a few of the activities below and click the link to learn more.

dates for sunia 2019: 

Week A: August 11th–16th // Week B: August 18th–23th


Security Council

In our United Nations Security Council debate, you will take on the role of one of the 15 nations currently on the UN Security Council  in a debate about an international issue that the UN is discussing as of August 2019.  Learn more...

Global Development Simulation

You will have the opportunity to engage in complex topics such as international development, immigration and territorial disputes through simulations.

United Nations Speakers

SUNIA hosts two United Nations officers from the UN Headquarters in New York. These representatives stay and participate in all activities alongside students, so there are ample opportunities to learn about the work they do. SUNIA also has the privilege of hosting one officer of the Canadian Department of National Defense in order to learn about Canada's involvement in International Affairs. Learn more...



Check out our blog!


Yes, SUNIA does have a blog! Check it out every second Friday to see updates on our program for this summer, tips for surviving high school, and more! We also run a series called “Staff Speaks” where our counsellors will share their favourite musics, books, and more!

Registration Information

Registration is now open for SUNIA 2019! 

Week A: August 11th-16th // Week B: August 18th-23th


View Scholarships

SUNIA provides students like yourself with opportunities to attend at little to no cost.

Bursary Opportunities

SUNIA offers financial assistance for those wishing to attend but are in financial need.


View all details regarding registrations, fees, and other information.