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For High School Students and Incoming Rooks

2020 Dates: Tentative (to be finalized in spring)

Session I: June 28 to July 11, 2020
Session II: July 19 to August 1, 2020

FLC is a two-week, military-style, summertime adventure experience for high school students and incoming rooks that builds understanding of small-group leadership techniques, leadership ethics, teamwork, problem-solving, and communication. Immerse in life at a senior military college, and explore ROTC scholarships that fit your goals.

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.

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During the first week, 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.

During the second week, 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 and are welcome to relax, play horseshoes or volleyball, or hike up Mount Elmore.

Future Leader Camp is conducted at Norwich University, located on 1,200 acres in the Green Mountains of Vermont. Participants reside in a college dorm and sleep two to three to a room. Meals are served in the Wise Campus Center. On training days when we are away from the main campus, participants are issued Meals-Ready-to-Eat (MREs).

A session costs $1,975, which includes: uniforms, dorm room stay, meals, all activities!


  • Vermont residents are eligible for a $500 scholarship toward the cost of FLC.
  • Vermont National Guard members or dependents who are juniors in high school with a 3.0 GPA or higher may be eligible for a scholarship that would cover the full cost of FLC.
  • Members of Civil Air Patrol may be eligible for a $1,000 scholarship toward the cost of FLC.
  • Students who attend a Norwich University Future Leader Camp in the summer as high school sophomores or juniors may be eligible for a $2,000 Future Leader Camp (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! Contact us for details.


If you have questions about scholarships, travel, or need more information, please contact us: 1 (802) 485-2531 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ready to Apply?

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.

A complete application includes: online registration form, a copy of your most recent academic transcript, a resume (listing academic, leadership, extracurricular activities & accomplishments), a letter of recommendation, and medical waivers/forms (which will be emailed to you).



  • “I learned how to speak in a room full of people more confidentially. I learned a lot about my future. I enjoyed meeting new people and stepping out of my comfort zone.”
    Lilly Kinney
  • “My experience was extremely fun, educational and eye-opening. This experience shows me how much I want to go here. I love how devoted the cadets are to this school.”
    Luke Boland
  • “It is a great way to learn more about our government and how it is run while simultaneously making new friends along the way. You also learn a lot about yourself and how to take certain paths to get to your end goal when it comes to leadership, careers, and college.”
    YLC Participant
  • "I can apply what I learned to my leadership positions in my JROTC unit as well as use the helpful information on college applications this summer."
    YLC Participant
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