Leadership Camp (Indiana)
June 9 – 15, 2019
For boys entering 6th – 8th grade
Leadership Camp is an action-packed, one-week overnight summer camp for entering 6th – 8th grade boys. Drawing upon over 30 years of experience, the camp aims to help boys develop the skills and virtues necessary to be leaders.
Each boy is placed on a team with 9 – 10 other campers with whom he shares a cabin or tent, attends activities, and competes for prizes. Every morning campers attend a talk on a specific virtue, as well as classes on topics such as journalism, biology, engineering, and self-defense. In the afternoons, boys compete in football, baseball, basketball, soccer, and dodgeball, followed by a refreshing swim. Other activities such as canoeing, archery, and mini-Olympics are offered on different days. In the evenings, there are night games such as Fox Hunt and Capture the Flag, not to mention a Treasure Hunt and Talent Show. Spiritual activities, such as daily Holy Mass, the Rosary, and confession, are offered.
Throughout the week, the counselors of each team help the boys to apply principles of leadership and lessons from the virtue talks to concrete situations during the camp. Most importantly, the staff speak individually with each camper to help him grow in self-knowledge and to formulate resolutions for growing in character after the camp.
Leadership Camp this year runs June 9 – 15, 2019. Campers should arrive at the camp on Sunday, June 9 between 3:30 – 5:00 pm (EDT). They should depart from the camp on Saturday, June 15 between 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (EDT).