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What is #CLC?
Cooperative Leadership Camp is a five-day overnight camp program hosted by the Cooperative Council of North Carolina. Teens from all parts of the state are sponsored to attend for free by a local cooperative. (If sponsorship is not available through their local cooperative, we have a limited number of self-pay spots.) We can take up to 100 teens for the program.
The program is an experiential learning process where the teens form a worker/owner tee shirt cooperative, elect a board, hire a general manager, and design, produce and distribute tee shirts. Throughout the week, they learn about leadership, cooperative governance, and the seven cooperative business principles. The teams put together 7 Principles Infomercials, have a leadership awards banquet night and learn what it means to be a part of the greater good that cooperatives offer. The week also includes workshops from a wide range of cooperative industries including the agriculture sector, credit unions, retail and utilities.
The objectives are to educate, connect and promote the cooperative way of doing business and provide a fun learning experience for the teens that are selected to attend.