What to Expect
Be prepared for an intense training environment. During the first week, a typical day begins at 5:30 a.m. and includes morning physical fitness training followed by three training sessions that range from one to four hours. The morning and afternoon sessions focus on individual and team skills. Upon arrival, participants are divided into 10-person teams. Each participant will serve as “team leader” for one day and be evaluated on their performance.
Activities include rappelling, orienteering, paintball, first aid and crisis preparedness. Evening sessions focus on interactive classroom instruction on the methods, traits and principles of leadership, and effective communication.
The second week builds on these new skills. Participants confront physical challenges such as climbing and rappelling the cliffs of Deer Leap Mountain. They practice wilderness survival skills during a three-day “in the woods” overnight exercise, and then test what they’ve learned during the Bushmaster Course. Teams spend their final days competing in the Olympic Challenge Course, a drill competition and skit night.
On the day before departure, participants enjoy a day of swimming, canoeing and kayaking at Lake Elmore. Participants are welcome to relax, play horseshoes or volleyball, or hike up Mount Elmore.
Families and friends are invited to attend a small graduation ceremony at 9 a.m. on the final day of camp. Individual and team awards are presented and distinguished graduates are named.
Learning from experience
In September, the FLC staff will mail each participant a written evaluation critiquing their performance based on such factors as day-to-day leadership, integrity, maturity and confidence.
For more information
Download the entire FLC Training Schedule (PDF).