Are your kids looking for something different to do this summer? Why not skip the regular and mundane camps and shoot for something entirely unique? Luckily, for those who are on the hunt to make their kids’ summer a memorable one, there is still time for middle and high school age boys and girls to learn leadership and teamwork principles firsthand. Consider signing them up for a special fun-filled summer filled with days and nights at one of Army and Navy Academy’s upcoming camps. These well-known camps are called Camp Challenge leadership development or Camp Pacific recreation camp.

Middle school boys and girls, entering sixth through eighth grades from throughout the California region and beyond, can attend one of two two-week introductory Leadership Development Program camps from July 1 through July 13 or July 15 through July 27 at the Academy’s oceanfront campus in Carlsbad, CA.

Who Should Sign Up

Camp Challenge is perfect for youth who are beginning to explore their own leadership potential. Those attending will attain such things as life skills, including self-confidence, team building and teamwork, accountability, discipline, and respect. Campers will truly benefit from having full access to the Army and Navy Academy’s residential halls, recreational, and educational facilities.

A four-week LDP Combination camp, from July 1 through July 27, is also available for middle school students wanting more training to prepare for JROTC and other leadership opportunities in high school and beyond.

For male and female high school students, from ninth through 12 grades, two sessions of Camp Challenge Leadership and Education and Training are scheduled to take place on the Academy campus during the same two-week periods.

The JROTC Camp Challenge course includes 180 hours of leadership training, adventure-based recreation opportunities, and field trips to points of interest in the San Diego region. The Academy’s Camp Challenge LET program is the only JROTC credit-producing course west of the Mississippi River, according to a news release.

“Our Camp Challenge programs introduce and reinforce the values of honor, integrity, respect, responsibility, compassion, and gratitude – personal qualities that equip young people to make valuable contributions to their families, teams and communities,” said Major Ed Guillermo, director of Camp Challenge in a new release.

Fun, Too

Focusing on fun, Camp Pacific offers two two-week sessions for day and boarding campers that run concurrently with the leadership development camps. The program includes excursions, daily skills classes, and recreational activities, all designed to take advantage of the Academy’s oceanfront campus. There’s also an ESOL element for English learners that helps them through individual, paired, and group instruction to develop strong speaking, reading, and writing skills.

This summer make sure your kids have the best time ever but also one that teaches them so much more than a regular summer camp does! Sign them up, it’s not too late.

Source Army and Navy Academy