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Co-op Leadership Camp
June 18-22, 2018
Each summer, the Council holds a week-long, overnight camp for youth, held at the NC FFA Center at White Lake, NC. Open to rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors, this camp features energetic and interactive workshops and presentations, outdoor recreation, leadership development, team building activities and small group sessions with an emphasis on how cooperatives operate. Youth who attend are sure to have an exciting, memorable learning experience while making lasting friendships with youth from across the state. Cooperative Leadership Camp is designed to provide an enjoyable learning experience for students, concentrating on:
• The cooperative way of doing business
• Developing leadership skills and qualities in our future community leaders
• Building a better understanding and appreciation for cooperatives
• Recognizing outstanding NC youth possessing leadership qualities
Co-op Leadership Camp is held at the NC FFA Center at White Lake, where campers are able to enjoy recreation and afternoon free time at the lake. Camp starts on Sunday afternoon and concludes Thursday by noon. The schedule for the week includes the organization of a T-shirt cooperative, including an election of a board of directors, and selection of a manager. Participants are also involved in small group sessions focusing on the area of leadership development and competitive team building activities. Speakers include prominent elected leaders and officials, college professors, and representatives of marketing, purchasing and service cooperatives. Other special features include a Talent Show, luau and fun team competitions by the lake.
SPONSORSHIPS MAKE CAMP UNIQUE. All youth who attend are sponsored by CCNC member cooperatives of Cooperative Extension 4H Clubs. This allows campers to represent their co-op or organization throughout the week of camp, and gives youth an opportunity to have a meaningful experience.
SPECIAL AWARDS also add to the camp experience. Each year the campers vote on the top performing co-op teens at a special awards banquet! The Banquet night is a fun and special night to recognize the hard work they have put into their cooperative at camp! All students who attend Co-op Leadership Camp are eligible for the Jim Graham $1,000 college scholarship, which they apply for their senior year of high school.
WHAT PAST CAMPERS SAY ABOUT CO-OP LEADERSHIP CAMP
"I liked learning about co-ops, meeting new people, and making lasting friendships. Thank you for my sponsorship to attend CLC, I had a blast!"
- Fathom D. 2017 CLC Sophomore
"CLC was awesome, inviting and friendly. Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity to learn new things. I had a blast with the team building competitions and even the awkward icebreakers which helped meet new people! Thank you!"
-Mariah D. 2016 CLC Junior
Thank you so much for allowing me to come to CLC and meet the amazing people. I really enjoyed Mad City Money and learning about the reality of money. Thank you for making my last summer camp an amazing experience. I will cherish these memories forever!"
- Susie W. 2016 CLC Senior
"Honestly, CLC was the greatest thing that happened to me since TV! It was a big deal to me and everyone who attended. It was super fun and awesome, and I loved it! The new people I met especially impacted me. Even though I've known them for a short time since camp, some of them have changed my life for the better, and have become friends I will have for a lifetime."
-Bennett Y. 2015 CLC
To get a teen into this years program, have them fill out the Application paperwork before May 15th! Space is limited!
Registration forms for teens will be required by June 1st.
Members of CCNC and Extension 4H Clubs are welcome to sponsor teens on an individual basis!
The cost is $350 per teen which covers
Thank you to the following 2017 Camp supporters for committing your time
to join us at camp and share your passion for Cooperatives!
Coastal Federal Credit Union
NC State University
NC Electric Cooperatives
US Air Force
Carolina Common Enterprise
Weaver Street Market