For high school students and incoming rooks
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.
Note: Session I closes June 18th at midnight
Note: Session II closes July 9th at midnight
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?
FLC is available to rising high school Freshmen to rising Seniors. Graduated high school seniors will only be allowed to attend FLC if they have been accepted and committed to attending Norwich by making the University's Freshman year enrollment deposit in advance.
What are the application requirements?
A complete application includes completed and signed:
- The online registration form
- Health Acknowledgment form
- Medical/Liability release waiver
- Cell Phone and Other Smart Devices Policy form
What is the cost?
A session costs $2,000, which includes: uniforms, room and meals, and all activities!
We split the cost into two payments:
- A $300 non-refundable deposit, which is due upon registering
- The remaining $1,700 is due three weeks before camp starts
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!
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