Are you a high school student with a fire inside you, urging you to lead? Maybe you’ve got your leadership style figured out, but possibly you’re still trying to find it. Hear us: you can lead! As the nation’s oldest private military college, Norwich University knows leadership, and we understand there are many ways to lead. If you are a young person who wants to lead, we invite you to explore our leadership programs. Let us be part of your journey. Let us help set you on the path to becoming the leader you want to be.
January 22 - 24, 2021
March 26 - 28, 2021
Youth Leadership Conference - Virtual (YLC-V) is a nationally recognized, Military Order of the World Wars-sponsored program for high school students seeking to improve leadership skills and learn about the U.S. government and civic responsibility. The conference, which takes place on selected weekends during the winter months, encompasses hands-on participation in activities based on the U.S. Constitution, personal finance, the free enterprise system, the U.S. Supreme Court, effective communications, and leadership.
December 4 - 6, 2020
February 19 - 21, 2021
LCW-V is an intense, weekend program for high school students seeking to gain insight on teamwork, leadership, and effective communications. Students will interact and receive a crash course on how to apply for college, the federal service academies, ROTC scholarships, financial aid and much more.
FLC is a two-week, military-style, summertime adventure experience that builds understanding of small-group leadership techniques, leadership ethics, teamwork, problem-solving, and communication.
Participants will encounter challenge, excitement, and fun. Activities include rappelling, paintball, first-aid, classroom instruction, a challenge course, and more. Teams are led by current Norwich University students and professional leaders to ensure expert instruction and a life-changing experience.
Please note, if the Future Leader Camp is cancelled, you will receive a full refund.
What happens at FLC?
A typical day begins at 5:30 a.m. and includes morning physical fitness followed by training sessions that focus on individual and team skills. Each participant will serve as “team leader” for one day and be evaluated on performance. Evening sessions focus on interactive classroom instruction on the methods, traits and principles of leadership, and effective communication.
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.
Who is eligible?
Applications are welcome from high school students. Qualified applicants should hold a minimum 2.5 GPA. While not required, involvement in leadership-driven organizations such as Junior ROTC, Civil Air Patrol, Sea Cadets, student government, athletics, scouting and school, religious/faith-based organizations, community or volunteer organizations is a big plus.
What are the application requirements?
A complete application includes:
What is the cost?
A session costs $1,975, which includes: uniforms, room and meals, and all activities!
Are you thinking of attending Norwich? If you complete the Norwich University Future Leader Camp while still in high school, you may be eligible for a $2,000 FLC scholarship that will apply toward the cost of Norwich University tuition for each of 4 years—that’s a total award of $8,000, more than most summer jobs!
Are scholarships available?
Interested in returning to FLC as a corporal?
Students who have completed at least one prior session of FLC and have maintained a 2.5 GPA or higher are invited to apply for a corporal position.
There is a $700 discount for all accepted corporals. Apply to Be a Corporal
Flying in for FLC