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Leadership Academy

leadership camp

leadership camp

June 13–17: Junior Leadership Academy
June 19–24 & July 17–22: Leadership Academy
June 26–July 1: Outdoor Leadership Experience (full)

Grades 5–8

As of Sept. 2016

$150 for day camp


Grades 9–12

As of Sept. 2016 and 2016 high school graduates

$250 / $150 for day camp


Our Junior Leadership Academy, a day camp for 5th–8th grade students, mirrors the focus of the Leadership Academy. You’ll develop foundational leadership skills as you learn about organization, communication, delegation and service from a biblical perspective. You’ll also enjoy hands-on activities that give you a chance to apply what you’re learning.

In our Leadership Academy, you’ll learn biblical leadership values that will prepare you to serve Christ in a variety of situations. You will engage in leadership training simulations, participate in hands-on activities, evaluate case studies, build a strong team mindset and learn to approach problems from a biblical perspective. By the end of the week, you’ll understand principles of communication, confidence and leadership.

The Outdoor Leadership Experience builds on the principles taught in the Leadership Academy. You will learn the hard skills of backpacking, camping and cooking in the outdoors while incorporating the soft skills of communication, delegation, motivation and leadership in an outdoor setting. Skilled facilitators teach you how to be an effective team member while spending 3 nights/4 days in the Smoky Mountains.

Apply for a $100 Leadership Academy Merit Scholarship
There are 15 scholarships available. Scholarship winners will be announced on May 20. Questions and comments can be directed to Kasey McClure.

Attend to discover

  • A biblical view of leadership
  • How to accurately assess yourself as a leader
  • How to follow and lead others as an effective team member
  • Tools of an effective leader: communication, time management, financial management, stewardship
  • The characteristics of a Christ-centered leader and follower
Kasey McClure

Kasey McClure

Camp director

Sample Schedule

Morning Session
Personal Reflection
Morning Activity
Free Time
Afternoon Activity
Evening Session
Evening Activity