Leadership Camp is designed for day and resident campers, ages 14-15, who are entering high school and interested in advancing their leadership and collaboration skills. Campers will develop effective techniques for communication, goal setting and project planning, while having fun serving as youth leaders the general summer school and camp. Our unique approach allows for learning, practice, and mentorship — all rolled up into a great summer package. These skills aren’t just about summer camp. Responsibility, hard work, communicating well with others, flexibility, resourcefulness, caring, enthusiasm and perseverance are all lessons learned that will transfer into student life and beyond. Here’s how we structure the day in Leadership Camp:
- Morning Exploration-Mornings are spent in the leadership classroom, where lessons and hands-on projects are designed to build teamwork and communication skills laying the foundation for exemplary leadership at camp and in the community. Local field trips provide opportunities for project planning and community service.
- Afternoon Group Time -In the afternoons, campers will be paired with counselors who act as mentors during the activity portion of the day. Joining a group of younger campers and implementing skills learned in morning sessions will allow leadership campers to practice their skills, and experience the rewards of helping others. There is also time set aside each day to relax and have fun with peers. There’s so much to do at camp!
- Evening/Weekend Activities -For resident campers, evenings and weekends are a combination of leadership opportunities and fun. Working with counselors to plan and lead evening activities adds to skill building.
Students who successfully complete the Leadership Camp will receive a “Certificate of Completion” that acknowledges their training in leadership, community service and camper management. Graduates of the program can add an impressive item to their college entrance applications and job resumes as they seek employment in later years.