Register For Summer Camp 2024

Welcome to the 17th Annual League of Creative Minds, Summer Camps!  LCM summer camps are now being offered in three locations:  Stanford, Crystal Springs Uplands, and Berkeley. That said, the academic team of teachers, and the original LCM curriculum will remain the same regardless of the various locations.

Welcome To

The League of Creative Minds is an independent academic program where students come together from many different schools, both private and public.  Grade levels span from 6th to 12th grade. The League strategic learning model reaches far beyond the scope of what Model UN alone contains, implementing instead a rigorous course international law, world history, economics, policy, and politics. 

The League of Creative Minds (LCM) was created to provide an entry way for high-ability middle school and high school students into public policy, international world affairs, leadership roles, public advocacy, diplomacy, investigative journalism, and the inner workings of governments, international organizations, and the United Nations.

Year-Round Admissions

The LCM application for 2024-25 admissions became available on November 1, 2023.

The year-round League program takes place from mid-September through late April.  League delegates meet one time per week, after school, for two hours.  Each delegation (group of students) is divided by age, and ability.  Tryouts occur throughout the year on a rolling basis, however, new delegates are only admitted in the fall of each school year.


Throughout my three years with LCM, I’ve learned more about debate, politics, and current events than I ever could in my high school classes.

AnnieLCM High School Delegate

From learning about economics to playing games involving negotiation and conquering the world, the program never fails to amaze and challenge me… All the faculty supply informational and engaging lectures that lead to new questions, class discussions, and overall educate delegates about how the world works. Thank you LCM!

AvaniLCM Middle School Delegate

LCM transformed my understanding of technology and innovation. In just two years, I mastered cutting-edge skills that outpaced conventional tech education.

HelenaLCM High School Delegate

Upcoming Events

Middle School Fall Intra - ​League ​debate ​Santa Cruz

Thursday Nov. 30 - Sun Dec. 3, 2023

High School Columbia Model​ United ​Nations

Jan. 11, 2024 - Jan. 14, 2024

High School Harvard Model Congress, San Francisco

Jan. 12, 2024 - Jan 14, 2024

Middle School Intra - League Debate Stanford

Feb. 3, 2024

Appalachia Field Study

Feb. 17, 2024 - Feb 25, 2024

LCM Middle School @Stanford

UN Working Group on Regulating Technology in the Digital Age

Past Events

Guatemala Field Study

2023 Summer Camp

We Believe Black Lives Matter

Catarina Williams, Executive Director

The League of Creative Minds firmly stands behind and fully believes that Black Lives Matter. The League of Creative Minds supports the self evident call for human dignity in the US and abroad. LCM strives to cultivate a diverse community of voices to teach delegates about violence, oppression, and racism. Systemic and structural issues in the United States exemplify the opportunity presented before us for an overall Systems Change.

The League of Creative Minds will continue to examine racial discrimination in the United States with the same tenacity as racism elsewhere in the world because Black Lives Matter. The Summer of 2019 every single delegate that came through the LCM summer program at Stanford spent a portion of their summer courses learning about human rights and the inequalities faced by the Black community.