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For High School Students: Free to Participants!

December 4 - 6, 2020

February 19 - 21, 2021

LCW is an intense, weekend program for high school students seeking to gain insight on teamwork, leadership, and effective communications. Students build water-survival skills, and challenge themselves on the climbing wall, the Army Physical Fitness Test, and the rappel tower (weather permitting). Get a crash course on how to apply for college, the federal service academies, ROTC scholarships, and financial aid.


  1. 2.5 GPA or better (must provide current copy of transcript)
  2. Medical release waiver forms (which we will email to you)
  3. Items on the packing list

*Families are invited to join us for a complimentary brunch and the Mack Hall activities.

What is the cost?

LCW is free to participants.

Flying in for the Weekend

If a student is planning to fly alone and requires transportation to and from the airport, the LCW staff can make transportation arrangements. The student’s flight must arrive and depart from the Burlington International Airport (BTV). Flights must be scheduled to arrive before 1 p.m. on Friday and must be scheduled to depart after 4 p.m. on Sunday. Please email flight itineraries no later than one week before the event, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you have questions or need more information, please call 1 (802) 485-2531, text 1 (802) 281-4403, 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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