Camp Challenge: Summer Leadership Camps

  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 Summer Cadets, Camp Challenge: LET Intro, 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. Contact ANA about Summer Camps

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2019 Camp Challenge Schedule

LDP Basic LDP Advanced High School Intro LET I LET II

Camp Challenge Leadership Education and Training (LET)

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. LET Intro

  • Cost:  $3,200
  • Co-ed, Grades 9-12
  • Session 1:  7/1/19 – 7/13/19
  • Session 2:  7/15/19 – 7/27/19

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) How To Apply LET I & II

  • Cost:  $5,260
  • Co-ed, Grades 9-12
  • One 4 Week Session
  • 7/1/19 – 7/27/19


Summer Cadets learn to focus on achievement as they work to overcome physical and mental team 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 Summer Cadets focus on more advanced citizenship skills while continuing their development as self-confident team members.  Building on their LET I experience, LET II Summer Cadets take part in health and first aid instruction designed to promote wellness through nutrition, physical fitness, and substance abuse prevention. How To Apply

Camp Challenge Leadership Development Program (LDP)

Camp Challenge LDP is for Middle School Summer Cadets who are just beginning to explore their leadership potential or interest in JROTC. The camp includes formal leadership instruction in addition to “Foundations of Success” subject matter. Summer Cadets will attain invaluable life skills, including self-confidence, team-building, accountability, discipline, and respect. LDP Basic & Advanced

  • Cost:  $3,200
  • Co-ed, Grades 6-8
  • Session 1:  7/1/19 – 7/13/19
  • Session 2:  7/15/19 – 7/27/19

  LDP Combination

  • Cost:  $5,260
  • Co-ed, Grades 6-8
  • One 4 Week Session
  • 7/1/19 – 7/27/19

LDP Basic

This “Introduction to Leadership” camp is for middle school campers interested in exploring their leadership potential and enhancing existing leadership skills while learning the fundamentals of citizenship.  LDP Summer Cadets pick up invaluable life skills through fun activities and adventure-based challenges that reinforce teamwork, accountability, discipline, respect, and other traits, setting their foundation for success. How To Apply

LDP Advanced

Available only to Summer Cadets that have completed the required LDP Basic course, this level of LDP consists of a more advanced curriculum in leadership combined with an introduction to subjects that will help prepare campers for high school.  As with all Camp Challenge camps, LDP Advanced focuses on the Core Values of Honor, Integrity, Responsibility, Loyalty, and Selfless Service. For Summer Cadets interested in the opportunity to complete basic and advanced courses, this “Combination” option provides both during the four-week session. How To Apply 60 Best Summer Camps 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

Program Outline

Dedicated participants complete approximately 120 hours of leadership training.  Below is a general outline of subject matter and activities your Summer Cadet can expect from Camp Challenge LDP program this summer:

  • Being a Leader of Peers
  • Avoiding and Resolving Conflict
  • Study Skills and Strategies
  • Community Service
  • Physical Training
  • Team Building Challenges

 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

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Questions? Contact Michael Basista by email or at 760.547.5288.