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High School 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. Camp Challenge: Leadership Education and Training (LET) programs for high school students introduce and reinforce the values of honor, integrity, respect, responsibility, compassion, and gratitude at the highest level.


Contact Mike Basista
Camp Challenge Associate Director of Admission

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

Leadership education, including group instruction, hands-on learning, and outdoor adventures. Campers learn to focus on achievement while overcoming physical and mental challenges. (Non-Credit Course)

Co-ed, Grades 9-12

Session 1: 6/28/21 – 7/10/21
Session 2: 7/12/21 – 7/24/21


Warrior Aviation

Computer Science

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)


LET I – The course introduces campers to basic leadership principals focused on the core values of honor, integrity, and selfless service, the second level of the LET program emphasizes more advanced citizenship, leadership, and communication skills while fortifying campers’ development as self-confident team members.

LET II – Returning campers concentrate on advanced citizenship, leadership, and communication skills while continuing to build on their experience as confident team members, receiving instruction designed to promote holistic wellness and reinforce confidence. (Credit Course)

Co-ed, Grades 9-12

One 4-Week Session
6/28/21 – 7/24/21

No matter which summer program you choose, you can expect your child to:

  • Operate under 24-hour on-campus security and supervision
  • Enhance their leadership skills including self-confidence and team-building
  • Develop accountability, discipline, and respect
  • Enrich college applications and school transcripts
  • Enjoy full access to the Academy’s 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

Participants complete approximately 120 hours of leadership training and activities, including:

  • Development of leadership skills
  • Team-building exercises
  • Increased confidence
  • New friendships

Typical Daily Schedule for Camp Challenge

0600 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