Applications for Young Leaders: Summer Camp 2024 are NOW OPEN!
Young Leaders: Summer Camp
Young Leaders provides an opportunity for teens, ages 14-17, to develop leadership skills in order to prepare them for leadership roles in their schools, communities, at camp, and in their futures.
This is a summer position where teens serve as role models helping counselors with campers in the cabin and doing work around camp, such as helping with meal prep and running activities.
This is considered a volunteer position; however, teens are compensated (in mid-August) for each week they work during the summer.
Youth interested in participating in the Young Leaders summer camp program must be 14 years old by June 1 of the upcoming summer season.
Please note: teens are not guaranteed acceptance into this program. Being a Young Leader is hard, fast-paced work at times. Acceptance is based on capability, enthusiasm for the program, and overall maturity.
FIERCE Leadership Characteristics
Throughout their experience as Young Leaders, they will dive into learning more about our FIERCE Leadership characteristics and how to embody these traits in their daily lives. These characteristics include:
Young Leaders: School Year
Teens are also invited to join us for our monthly Young Leaders: School Year meetings on the first Friday of each month during the school year at our Grand Rapids office. At these meetings, they will receive updates on our teen programs, training for Young Leaders: Summer Camp, and work on program development to be delivered by them during their time at summer camp. Sign up at any time!