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Leadership Academy

Leadership Academy teens dancing with campers
Leadership Academy teens smiling in group photo
Leadership Academy teens kayaking

Overview

Leadership Academy Details

Designed for rising 11th and 12th graders, the Leadership Academy’s service hour opportunities and exciting programming empowers campers with the skills they need to become Counselors-in-Training (CITs). The first week is comprised of leadership development and training. Participants serve the final two weeks as CITs.

Rising Grades
11-12
Duration
21 Days
Price
$1620
Sessions
Jun 6-26
Jul 4-24

The Great Takeaways

Acquired Skills

Leadership Academy helps teens develop confidence and critical leadership skills that are beneficial as they enter adulthood, whether they are preparing for college, becoming a Camp Kanuga counselor or developing lifelong skills for any environment in which they choose to serve.

Leadership Academy teens helping campers build a structure
Leadership Academy teens helping campers at Camp Kanuga Day

What They Learn

  • Peer Leadership
  • Adventure
  • Service
  • Communication & Group Managment
Group photo
Leadership Academy teens dancing
Leadership Academy teens and campers at Camp Kanuga Day
Girl at Leadership Academy dancing
Leadership Academy campers lined up for a group photo

Week 1: Leadership Development

During week one, CITs are trained just like Camp Kanuga counselors and support staff in communication and presentation skills, care of campers, program design/facilitation and risk management. Individuals complete a strengths analysis and personality profile, learning about themselves and gaining an understanding of others. As they are exposed to different styles and methods, CITs discover leadership is not only compatible with, but integral to, Christian life.

Adventure

CITs are in for special adventure outings and relationship building in between training and counseling at camp.

Weeks 2 & 3: On-the-Job Training

During weeks two and three, participants transition from training to CIT. Applying the skills and techniques acquired during training, CITs gain real world experience facilitating high-quality programming for elementary-aged campers. Participants assist with meal prep and cleanup in the dining hall. Each night the team debriefs to discuss their experiences to integrate training, practices, and leadership skills into their daily lives.