Through hands-on experiences and interactive classes, campers learn elements of leadership that enhance their ability to make valuable contributions to their families, teams and communities. For all campers, Camp Challenge: LET I, LET II, and Leadership Development Programs introduce and reinforce the values of honor, integrity, respect, responsibility, compassion, and gratitude at the highest level.
Co-ed, Entering Grades 9-12
Camp Challenge LET is the Academy’s summer leadership development program, established in 2010. It is the only Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) credit-producing summer leadership course west of the Mississippi.
Campers learn to focus on achievement as they work to overcome physical and mental challenges while developing self-confidence as leaders and contributing team members. Specifically designed for high school students, our JROTC Camp Challenge course will reward successful participants with 180 hours of Leadership Education and Training. During our four-week course, participants will develop self-confidence as leaders and as active team members.
In the second level of the LET program campers focus on more advanced citizenship skills while continuing their development as self-confident team members. Building on their LET I experience, LET II campers take part in health and first aid instruction designed to promote wellness through nutrition, physical fitness, and substance abuse prevention.
Co-ed, Entering Grades 6-12
Camp Challenge LDP is ideal for campers who are just beginning to explore their leadership potential or interest in JROTC. Divided into middle school and high school sections, ANA’s LDP presents leadership training with group instruction, hands-on learning, and outdoor adventures. While the middle school level is ideal for campers beginning to explore their leadership potential, the high school section caters to teens that are interested in enhancing existing leadership skills.
The camp includes formal leadership instruction in addition to “Foundations of Success” subject matter. Campers will attain invaluable life skills, including self-confidence, team-building, accountability, discipline, and respect.
No matter which summer program you choose, you can expect your child to:
- Feel safe with 24-hour on-campus security and supervision
- Enhance leadership skills including self-confidence and team-building
- Develop accountability, discipline, and respect
- Enrich college applications and school transcripts
- Enjoy full access to our oceanfront campus facilities, including a state-of-the-art gymnasium, cafeteria, library, media center, recreation center, swimming pool, tennis courts, athletic field, and private beach access
What to Expect:
- Development of leadership skills
- Team-building exercises
- Increased confidence
- New friendships
Looking for more? See these photos from last summer.
Looking for More?
- Camp Challenge: Preparation for ANA and the Future
- Growing up at Camp Challenge
- What to Bring to Camp
Questions? Contact Michael Basista by email or at 760.547.5288.