Teens learn to lead and have fun at the Army and Navy Academy Leadership Summer Camp

Registration is ongoing for Camp 2021 which includes two and four week sessions, starting at June 28 to July 24, on the Southern california boarding school seaside campus. Campers will live in academy dormitories while learning basic and advanced leadership development skills that prepare them for success later in college and beyond.

A study in the Journal of Youth Development showed that only one of four high school graduates was ready for college, and one of three employers surveyed said they had difficulty filling available positions because workers lacked the specific life skills needed. According to the journal article, one resource for bridging the “skills gap” is a summer camp where life skills are taught.

College and high school programs (6e at 8e grades and 9e at 12e respectively) have courses and activities that prepare campers to acquire the following qualities and skills:

  • Become self-disciplined and resilient leaders, shaping independence and confidence;
  • Build positive relationships in a supervised environment;
  • Develop cherished friendships and a sense of community connection;
  • Learn about mentoring, safety, personal development and sportsmanship;
  • Avoid or resolve conflicts while showing respect for others; and,
  • Increase self-esteem.

College students can attend one of two consecutive two-week sessions; one covering the basic leadership development program, the other an advanced program. There is a four week camp concurrent with the shorter sessions that allow campers to complete basic and advanced programs in a single summer.

For high school students, a two-week introductory course includes group lessons, hands-on learning, and outdoor adventures where high school campers learn to overcome physical and mental challenges.

Included as optional courses in Cyber ​​Security and Computing, Aviation, English for Speakers of Other Languages ​​(ESOL) as well as basic and advanced leadership topics.

For fun, the camp program includes movie nights, beach parties, kayaking, nature hikes and trips to the Camp Pendleton and the museums of the aircraft carrier USS Midway.

More information is available at [email protected] or at 760.547.5288 or 760.547.5207.

SOURCE Army and Navy Academy

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