Camp Challenge: Leadership Education and Training

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Camp Challenge Leadership Education and Training

Established in 2010, Camp Challenge is the Academy’s paramount summer leadership development program. It is the only Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) credit-producing summer leadership course west of the Mississippi.

$2,995 per session
Co-ed, Entering Grades 9-12
Session 1: 7/1/18 – 7/14/18
Session 2 7/15/18 – 7/28/18

LET Intro

LET Introduction presents leadership education with group instruction, hands-on learning, and outdoor adventures.  This introduction to basic leadership focuses on the core values of honor, integrity, responsibility, loyalty, and selfless service motivating Summer Cadets and allowing them to add “leadership training” to their resumes and college applications.  (Non-Credit Course)

$4,995 per session
Co-ed, Entering Grades 9-12
One 4 Week Session
7/1/18 – 7/28/18


Summer Cadets learn to focus on achievement as they work to overcome physical and mental challenges while developing self-confidence as leaders and contributing team members


In the second level of the LET program Summer Cadets focus on more advanced citizenship skills while continuing their development as self-confident team members. 

Designed for high school students, Camp Challenge LET provides participants with 180 hours of Leadership Education and Training (LET I). During the four-week course, successful participants will overcome many physical and mental team challenges while developing self-confidence as leaders and active contributing team members.




 A Day in the Life of a Camp Challenge JROTC Cadet

600 Reveille
0600 – 0615 Morning Accountability Formation, Flag Raising
0615 – 0700 Physical Training (PT)
0700 – 0730 Personal Hygiene
0730 – 0800 1st Mess (Breakfast)
0800 – 0830 Class Formation, Personal Appearance Inspection
0830 – 1200 Leadership Education and Training Class
1200 – 1300 2nd Mess (Lunch)
1300 – 1315 Class Formation
1315 – 1430 Drill and Ceremonies
1430 – 1630 Team Building Activities
1630 – 1730 Personal Time
1730 – 1830 3rd Mess (Dinner)
1830 – 1900 Retreat Formation
1900 – 2100 Study Hall (Mon – Thurs) or Recreation (Fri – Sun)
2100 – 2200 Personal Hygiene
2200 Lights Out