June 26-30, 2023
Laurel Hill, NC
Cooperative Leadership Camp, also known as CLC, is a week-long summer camp for high school students ready to discover how they can make a difference in the world through cooperative business.
Attendees will learn about cooperatives, leadership and team building while connecting with leaders from across the state!
As a teacher or cooperative staff member you are invited to attend camp for the week as a chaperone. Please complete the Chaperone Form as well as the Background Check Form.
Through industry-specific workshops and more, students will engage in experiential learning of the 8 Cooperative Principles, create real business and marketing plans, practice managing a real-life budget, identify and resolve real business challenges — all while having a great summer camp experience!
Thank you 2023 Camp Sponsors!
We appreciate your committment of time and resources, and your shared passion for cooperatives.
Help us make Camp happen — Sponsors & Volunteers needed!
funding for 10+ students to attend
Civic FCU / Civic Local Foundation
State Employees CU
funding for 1+ students to attend
Greensboro Municipal FCU
Energy United EMC
Four County EMC
Coastal Credit Union
In addition to hands-on learning about the big world of cooperatives, students get a fun overnight camp experience, including swimming, lake activities and lots of camp fun.
All meals are included, and lodging is in air-conditioned bunk houses. Bus transportation to and from designated locations across the state is also available and included for attendees.
To Educate, Connect and Promote future co-op leaders
The cooperative business model is at the center of all we do at #CLC. Camp is sponsored by North Carolina cooperatives, which means it’s free to the selected students!
Cooperative Leadership Camp attendees are also eligible to apply for the $1,000 Jim Graham Leadership Scholarship during their senior year of high school.
• A Day in the Life of a Line Worker
• The Reality of Money: Life as an Adult
• Farming & Sustainability: Cabot Co-op
• Build Worker/Owner T-shirt Cooperative
• Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
• The Food Co-op's Living Wage Simulation
• Lake-side activities & swimming
• Pool activities & swimming
• Canoeing, Hiking trails, Archery
• High ropes challenge
• Bonfires with s'mores
• Meeting lifelong friends