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Middle 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 Development Programs (LDP) programs for middle 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 Development Program (LDP)

Camp Challenge LDP is for Middle School campers, who are just beginning to explore their leadership potential or interest in JROTC. While taking part in two or four-week sessions, campers attain invaluable life skills, including self-confidence, team-building, accountability, discipline, and respect.

LDP Basic

An Introduction to leadership for students interested in exploring potential and enhancing existing skills while learning the fundamentals of citizenship. Campers gain invaluable life skills through fun activities and adventure-based challenges that reinforce teamwork, accountability, discipline, and respect.

Co-ed, Grades 6-8

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

Camp Elective Options
Applicants get to choose from the electives:


Warrior Aviation

Computer Science

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

LDP Advanced

Available only to campers that have completed the required LDP Basic course, LDP Advanced consists of a more advanced curriculum in leadership combined with an introduction to subjects that will help prepare campers for high school. LDP Advanced focuses on the Core Values of Honor, Integrity, Responsibility, Loyalty, and Selfless Service.

Co-ed, Grades 6-8

Session 2:
7/12/21 – 7/24/21

LDP Combination

For Summer campers interested in the opportunity to complete basic and advanced courses, this “Combination” option provides both LDP basic and advanced during the four-week session.

Co-ed, Grades 6-8

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