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Norwich Leadership Challenge Weekend Student Rappelling

For current high school students, grades nine through 12

Registration fee (nonrefundable): $100 due at registration.

Dec. 3 to Dec. 5, 2021

Feb. 25 to Feb. 27, 2022

Each session is capped at 40 participants.

Leadership Challenge Weekend is aimed at students interested in advancing their leadership skills through a cadet lifestyle program. Students will develop leadership skills, gain insight on teamwork and learn to identify communication barriers. These events also teach participants about life at senior military colleges and encourages students to look into applying for ROTC scholarships.

Activities may include (based on weather) training on the rappel tower, indoor climbing wall, leadership reaction course, water survival, the U.S. Army physical fitness test, drill and ceremonies and other outdoor/indoor activities.

If you have questions or need more information, please call 1 (802) 485-2712 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • “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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