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Leadership Camps


For high school students grades nine through 12

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

Jan. 27 to Jan. 29, 2023 (Registration Closes on Jan. 13, 2023)

March 24 to March 26, 2023 (Registration Closes on March 10, 2023)

Each session is capped at 60 participants with a 5 student minimum required prior to when the registration closes for each camp.  If the minimum participation requirement is not met, the weekend will be canceled the following day after when registration closed. A full deposit refund will be issued in that case.


  1. High school students in grades 9-12 
  2. The Bill of Rights and My Responsibilities essay

Youth Leadership Conference is a nationally recognized, Military Order of the World Wars-sponsored program for high school students. This conference for high school-age students in grades nine through 12 advances student’s leadership skills through an intense ‘hands on’ development program. Students will develop leadership skills and learn about teamwork and overcoming communication barriers. You’ll also experience life at a senior military college life and how to apply for ROTC scholarships that will help make a college degree affordable. Activities may include climbing wall training and leadership reaction; lessons will cover the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, free enterprise and personal finance.

Essay Contest – What It Means to be an America Citizen

Students interested in the Youth Leadership Conference should submit an essay of 500 words or less titled: “The Bill of Rights and My Responsibilities,” describing what these rights and responsibilities mean to you as a United States citizen. Applications are accepted at any time with or without this essay, however the essay must be submitted two weeks before the start date of each program (Jan. 13, 2023, or March 10, 2023). After registration, you will receive emails instructing you how to submit your résumé.

The Military Order of the World Wars annually selects winners of the national Youth Leadership Conference essay competition from among the top Youth Leadership Conference graduates. The Phoenician Award and cash prizes are presented to the national winner, first runner-up and second runner-up.

Activities may include climbing wall training and leadership reaction; lessons will cover the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, free enterprise and personal finance.

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Norwich University Leadership

How do Cadets learn leadership? Here’s your chance to find out. You’ll train with cadets and certified instructors on the rappelling tower, the climbing wall, the leadership reaction course and more during your training, developing leadership and communication skills, teamwork, and insight into cadet life. Wherever your path may take you, the leadership skills learned at Norwich will serve you well.

Lilly Kinney

“I learned how to speak in a room full of people more confidently. I learned a lot about my future. I enjoyed meeting new people and stepping out of my comfort zone.”

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."

Leadership Camp Pool Photo
Leadership Camp Classroom

Luke Boland

“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.”

YLC Participant

“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.”

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