Future Leader Camp

flc participants at the top of the mountainNorwich University’s Future Leader Camp (FLC) got off to a super start June 26, with 80 participants attending. Hailing from 26 states and with an average GPA of 3.11, the participants were all model students and leaders of their respective communities. Each was challenged as an individual and as part of a team during the two-week program.

Mornings began with PT (physical fitness training) followed by morning and afternoon training that included; rappelling, a leadership reaction course, paintball, climbing wall, water survival skills, orienteering, CPR certification and more. Evenings were spent in the classroom examining Sir Ernest Shackleton and his Antarctic adventures from a leadership perspective.

The first weekend took the participants to Deer Leap Mountain in Killington, VT, for some high altitude rappelling and to Camel's Hump for an 8.5-mile hike up the state’s second tallest peak. After a three-day, two-night exercise designed to teach wilderness leadership and survival skills, the participants were treated to an Army Physical Test (AFPT), a Drill Competition, an Olympic Challenge Course, Skit Night, and, finally, a BBQ picnic at Lake Elmore.

flc participants learning drillGraduation brought over 200 family members to the university on Saturday, July 9th. As the participants said their good-byes and traded email addresses, the FLC staff prepared for Session II and the arrival of yet another exceptional group of Future Leaders.

Last year, 32 of these Future Leaders entered The Corps of Cadets at Norwich University.