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IAJHSC Summer Leadership Camp

IAJHSC Summer Leadership Camp

June 18-24, 2017
4-H Memorial Camp/Allerton Park
Monticello, IL

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Who can Attend?

Junior High/middle school students whose schools are members of the IAJHSC may attend Summer Leadership Camp. There is no limit to the number of delegates per school. Students who have attended Summer Leadership Camp once may attend a second time if the student council advisor believes it will be beneficial to the student and their home council. Delegates will be accepted on a "first-come, first-served" basis until the camp session has reached capacity.

Location and Transportation

The camp facility is Memorial Camp which is located at Allerton Park, near Monticello, IL. Each delegate must provide his/her own transportation to and from camp. Maps will be provided in a mailing to follow receipt of registartion materials.

Purpose

To provide opportunities for the delegates to gain leadership skills, a deeper understanding of the democratic process and to participate in the exchange of ideas which will, in turn, help improve Student Councils in the delegates' home schools.

Program

During the week of camp, each delegate is assigned to a mock Student Council of 15-20 students. In order for the delegates to meet students from other schools, each delegate is placed in a council with students from schools other thatn his/her home school. Each mock Student Council elects officers, establishes committees and has camp responsibilities to complete. Councils meet at least once during each day with a member of the Senior Staff and 2 or 3 Junior Counselors.

General Sessions are held each day for all camp delegates. Theseare learning sessions presented by members of the Senior staff and include such topics as job training, brainstorming, and much more. In addition, the Senior Staff presents information about planning agendas, project plannng, parlimentary procedure, and evaluation during the council meetings.

Recreation is held at least once a day. Delegates can go swimming, boating, shoot archery, play volleybal, or make crafts. The camp store is open at this time so delegates may purchase snacks.

The evening acivities include special events: a square dance, a picnic and junior olympics, and a dance. The final evening activity of the week is a banquet followed by Achievement Night which inlcudes a candle lighting ceremony. Each day ends with time to reflect and sing around the campfire.

Camp Staff

The Senior Staff is made up of teachers who are student council advisors in their home schools. In addition to the camp Director, and Senior staff, there is a staff nurse. The Junior Counselors (JC's) are high school students who attended IAJHSC Leadership Camp as junior high/middle school students. They are also involved in leadership experiences in high school. The Junior Counselors are a carefullly selected group of higly capable, responsible, and enthusiastic individuals.

Housing

Camp delegates are assigned to live in cabins with other junior high students and one or two Junior Counselors. Delegates will not be housed with students from their home school. The cabins have bunk beds with foam rubber mattresses. Delegates must provide their own bedding. Delegate cabins are located in close proximity to the Senior Staff and the Camp Nurse.

Registration

Advisors: Online camp registration will be posted in the IAJHSC Members Area when it becomes available in early 2017.

Expectations of Delegates

Delegates should come to camp prepared to learn. Although the emphasis is on learning, there is time to have fun both while learning and during recreation periods and evening activities. After camp, delegates are expeted to be active leaders in their home schools and to share what they learned at camp with the Student Council members in their home schools.

Leadership Camp is Looking for Adult Staff!

If you are a student council advisor and are willing to spend a week in the wilderness with the best kids in the state, please contact Camp Director David Nenn. Camp positions fill up quickly, so don't wait!

David Nenn
Old Quarry Middle School
CSD113A
630-257-2286, ext. 4356
campdir@iajhsc.org

 

Sample Day Schedule:

  • Flag Raising
  • Song Fest
  • Breakfast
  • Grounds Cleanup
  • General Session
  • Leadership Topic Presentation
  • Council Meeting
  • Cleanup for Lunch
  • Song Fest
  • Lunch
  • Rest Time
  • General Session/Council Meeting
  • Recreation
  • Cleanup for Dinner
  • Flag Lowering
  • Song Fest
  • Dinner
  • Evening Activity

 

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